BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. – As part of her efforts to support health care providers, state Rep. Diane Pappas, D-Itasca, is acknowledging the 2020 Nurse Educator Fellow recipients, each of whom receive $10,000 from the Illinois Board of Higher Education and Illinois Nursing Workforce Center Advisory Board in recognition of their excellence of nursing education.
“Nurses play a critical role in our health care community, and they deserve recognition for their great work,” Pappas said. “This year’s class of nurse educator fellows have not just helped countless patients receive care, they have advanced medical research and mentored new health care professionals to ensure that new generations of nurses can continue their good work. We owe them a great debt for the support they have provided, especially while we continue to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Pappas is recognizing 19 nurses who received the 2020 Nurse Educator Fellow award. Every year, the Illinois Board of Higher Education and Illinois Nursing Workforce Center Advisory Board acknowledge a group of nurses who have excelled both in patient care and in advancing research and education on the national level. The award comes with a $10,000 grant to help them continue to bolster the quality of medical care in the United States.
“High-quality medical education is a key factor in maintaining and advancing access to healthcare,” Pappas said. “The work done by this year’s recipients will have a substantial, positive impact on medicine for generations to come. I applaud them for their service during these difficult times.”