5, 2001-- The
members of Beta Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International,
the national honor society for nursing, recently announced the recipient
of the Distinguished Nurse Award for 2001: Barbara M. Brodie, RN,
Distinguished Nurse award is presented biennially to nurses exemplifying
excellence in nursing leadership. Nurses are selected for this award
based on their recognition by the nursing community for their visionary
and innovative leadership in education, practice, administration,
and/or research. In addition, persons selected for this honor must
help create an environment that enhances the image of nursing, as
well as participate in the development of future nursing leaders
and models of leadership.
Brodie has been a member of the University of Virginia School of
Nursing faculty since 1970. She is the Madge M. Jones Professor
of Nursing and director of the Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry.
Brodie is recognized throughout the University and the nursing profession
for her many academic accomplishments, including the authorship
of numerous publications, presentations, and research on pediatrics,
nursing history, nurse practitioners, and doctoral education. She
is a fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Nursing, and
serves on the editorial boards of several nursing journals and publications.
She is a member of the University's Raven Society, and was elected
an honorary alumna of the U.Va. School of Nursing in 1986. Most
recently, Brodie is the proud author of Mr. Jefferson's Nurses,
a 100-year history of the School of Nursing available at the school
and the University Bookstore.
you read the criteria for what it takes, how could you not vote
for Dr. Brodie?" exclaimed chapter Awards Chair, doctoral candidate
Victoria Menzies, RN, MSN. "Dr. Brodie built the nurse practitioner
program at the school and played a critical role in making the nursing
school what it is today. Her colleagues stand in awe of her. She
makes all of us want to be the best".
Awards Banquet in Dr. Brodie's honor will be held on April 29, 2001
at the Rotunda.
Crystal Gafford Muhammad, (804) 924-1287