James Madison University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


RMH Marcia A. Dake Award for Clinical Excellence

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Criteria for Application/Nomination


A. The Award

This award is given by RMH each year to a senior nursing student at the Pinning Ceremony. Nominations are solicited from both senior nursing students and all full-time and part-time nursing faculty. After nominations are received, faculty vote on the nominees and make the recommendation to hospital personnel.

B. Procedure for Nomination

  1. Complete the nomination form indicating your choice for the award, and return to School Secretary in the school office no later than March 1.
  2. Substantiate your nomination with brief but specific rationale.

C. Criteria

The criteria for selection are:

  • Displays clinical excellence
  • Reflects compassion, caring and respect for human dignity in relationships with clients, co-workers and others
  • Demonstrates a high level of professional integrity
  • Evidences creativity and independence
  • Is an outstanding leader