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Happy Nurses Week

We celebrate National Nurses Week every year on May 6-12 in order to honor all of the remarkable nurses at Johns Hopkins and in the Department of Medicine. Our illustrious teams of nurses compassionately care for our patients while maintaining clinical excellence. We are grateful for their continued efforts that benefit our patients, our department and all of us.

Show your appreciation for our amazing nursing teams by:

  • Downloading and using the attached Nurses Week Zoom background.
  • Sending a custom Applause e-card to a nurse that makes a difference in your life. Visit and click on the Applause tile under HR. Once in the Applause platform, you will find “e-cards” under the programs section.
  • Writing a special message to a nurse on a thank you card.
  • Posting a message on JHM Link about a nurse that inspires you.

We'd also like to recognize the nurses in the DOM who were selected for Baltimore Magazine's Excellence in Nursing Award. The nurses were chosen from hundreds of nominations submitted by peers, supervisors and patients. An expert panel of senior nurse advisers reviewed the nominations and selected the region’s top nurses for their extraordinary contributions to health care. Thank you and congratulations to the below nurses who will appear on the magazine's Top Nurses 2024 list. (pictured in order of appearance)

Ann Marie Cullen, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., C.C.N.S., C.C.R.N.-C.M.C., C.V.R.N.-B.C.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Medicine, Cardiac Care Unit
“I love being a nurse. I have always been drawn to cardiology since my father died of heart disease when I was 18. Nursing is constantly changing and advancing. This challenges me to keep growing as a nurse. I have had the opportunity to be a part of many different committees over the years, working to advance health care and to provide the highest quality of care to our patients. What has kept me in nursing is the people I work with and the patients I care for.”

Amanda Owen, B.S.N., R.N., C.W.O.N.
Wound Ostomy Nurse Specialist
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Medical Nursing
“I have always enjoyed being a nurse, and I have been able to take advantage of the opportunity to specialize in an area that is greatly needed. I am able to help people who have wounds and ostomies and potentially improve their quality of life. I also enjoy building relationships that last years with patients who have chronic issues.”

Alphonsa Rahman, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., C.N.S., C.C.R.N.
Clinical Nurse Specialist
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Medicine, Medical Intensive Care Unit
“Being a nurse allows me to do what I am passionate about and aligns with all the things I value most. The most rewarding part of my work as a clinical nurse specialist is empowering nurses and clinicians and equipping them with everything they need. This enables us to create efficient systems for our clinicians to provide safe and quality care to our sickest of the sick ICU patients and their families.”

Ben Roberts, C.R.N.P., A.G.A.C.N.P.-B.C., A.C.H.P.N.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, General Internal Medicine, Palliative Care
“Listening deeply, seeing wholly and advocating wholeheartedly are inherent to nursing theory and identity, with no less emphasis than monitoring and correcting acute clinical changes.”

See the full list from Hopkins here.


Kelsey Bennett

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