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  1. Leger, Kierrah DNP, RN, NE-BC
  2. Lajoie, Debra JD, PhD, MSN, RN, Esq
  3. Wood, Laura J. DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN


Nurse leaders have a responsibility to nurture a work environment that prioritizes meaningful recognition. This quality improvement project explored the perceptions of meaningful recognition of inpatient pediatric surgical nurses. Meaningful recognition provides a chance to honor all voices, particularly those that have not been previously heard. To be heard is to be honored and to be recognized is to be valued.