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Four nurses from Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South have received the 2019 D Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Award. These exceptional professionals are among 14 Texas Health nurses who were recognized with the annual awards in the magazine’s March issue.
Two of the honored Texas Health Huguley nurses were spotlighted in the Leadership category:
Donielle Halvorsen, RN, MSN, SCRN, has more than 10 years of nursing experience and began her career at Texas Health Huguley in 2003 as a secretary in the emergency department. She is currently the Clinical Excellence Manager where she is passionate about ensuring nurses grow professionally, impacting the nursing environment at Texas Health Huguley. Donielle leads the Interdisciplinary Research Council to increase nursing evidence-based practice projects as well as furthering nursing practice by empowering nurses to think outside the box and carry out nursing research projects, leading to improved practice and patient care.
Brandi Hopkins, BSN, RN, started at Texas Health Huguley in May of 2000 as a new grad LVN on the progressive care unit. In July of 2014, she was promoted to the position of nurse manager of the progressive care unit and she is currently enrolled in master’s in leadership and management program.
In the Direct Care category, D Magazine honored two more Texas Health Huguley nurses.
Shalen Robbins, RN has 13 years of nursing experience, with the last five being at Texas Health Huguley on the progressive care unit. She is currently enrolled in a BSN program at Western Governors University. Shalen has always been passionate about nursing and is grateful that she gets to live out the Texas Health Huguley mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ.
Jennifer Thompson, BSN, RN, VA-BC, EMT-P, has been working at Texas Health Huguley for the past nine years, five of which have been as the manager of the vascular access department. Jennifer enjoys travelling around the United States educating other clinicians on the importance of vessel preservation, best practice when it comes to catheter placement, catheter care and maintenance and anything else related to vascular access.
The full article on the Excellence in Nursing Award is available on D Magazine’s website.