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HCPro, Inc (, a leading provider of nursing education and management resources, announced a call for entries for the first 2009 Nursing Image Awards at its Nursing Leadership Summit in Chicago. The awards competition is now open, and the winners will be announced at the 2009 Nursing Leadership Summit in Boston.


The award program recognizes nurses and nurse leaders who have helped elevate the image of nursing through exceptional leadership, teamwork, or clinical accomplishments. The awards celebrate an image of nursing excellence upheld by commitments to improving patient care, quality outcomes, nurse satisfaction, and the healthcare environment.


Entries will be evaluated by a panel of industry judges including nursing experts Shelley Cohen, BSN, RN, CEN, and Kathleen Bartholomew, MN, RN, who authored the book\textit{Our Image, Our Choice: Perspectives on Shaping, Empowering, and Elevating the Nursing Profession}, as well as a team of HCPro's senior nursing editors.


"Nurses dedicate themselves to caring for others every day", said Emily Sheahan, Nursing Publisher, HCPro, Inc "HCPro has tremendous respect for their work and has created its first-ever Nursing Image Awards campaign to recognize the positive image nurses portray through their contributions to their organizations and their communities."


The award categories include the following.


Image of Nursing in Clinical Practice


This award honors a nurse or team of nurses who portray a positive image of nursing through their clinical practice.


Image of Nursing in Leadership


This award honors a nurse leader who portrays a positive image of nursing through his or her leadership.


Winners will be honored at a ceremony during HCPro's September 2009 Nursing Leadership Summit in Boston, a national seminar where nurse leaders get the latest best practices, tools, and real-life application to overcome leadership challenges such as promoting accountability, interpreting quality data, teaching critical thinking, and mastering the business side of nursing.


Award recipients will also be profiled in HCPro's national nursing publications including Strategies for Nurse Managers,, HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program(R), * and The Staff Educator.


The entry deadline for HCPro's 2009 Nursing Leadership Awards is May 31, 2009. Anyone may nominate a candidate by completing a 1-page nomination form, which can be found online at Complete entry details can also be found at this Web site.


About HCPro, Inc


Established in 1986, HCPro, Inc, is a portfolio company of Halyard Capital with corporate offices in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Providing information, products, and services assisting healthcare providers in North America and around the globe with regulatory compliance and best practices for healthcare management, the company delivers its mission-critical content in a wide variety of complementary, integrated platforms. Specializing in training programs as well as live events and consulting services, HCPro is the leader in meeting the specific needs of healthcare managers. Flagship HCPro brands include HealthLeaders Media and The Greeley Company.


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