Higgins honored by School of Medicine with 2015 Nursing Recognition Award

This award was established in 1990 by the School of Medicine to express the faculty's respect and appreciation for nurses whose personal contributions have made a significant difference.

Kathy Higgins, division chief of UNC Midwives, has been announced as one of the 2015 Nursing Recognition Award recipients from the UNC School of Medicine. Higgins formally received the award today (Dec. 1).

This award was established in 1990 by the School of Medicine to express the faculty's respect and appreciation for nurses whose personal contributions have made a significant difference in patient care programs and to serve as tangible recognition of the countless vital contributions nurses make in support of the patient care, teaching, research and public service missions of the School of Medicine.

The awards, valued at $1,000 each, may be used over a three-year period to cover expenses associated with professional development and/or attendance at scientific conferences or meetings that will enhance the recipient's knowledge and abilities in the health care setting.

Awardees are honored for excellence in the following:

• The individual's demonstrated excellence in nursing practice.
• Evidence of special qualities of caring and compassion.
• Commitment to teaching and education of health science students and health care professionals.

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