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Edelman Celebration for Nurses

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2018 Edelman Celebration for Nurses

The 13th Annual Edelman Celebration

Friday, June 1, 2018
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The annual Edelman Celebration for Nurses is held in conjunction with Nurses' Week to honor all that Inova nurses do for their patients. It is a day for relaxation, intended to inspire our nurses by reigniting their passion for caring.

Location for 2018 (same as last year):
Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042

2018 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jean Watson PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, (LL-AAN) is an American nurse theorist and nursing professor who is best known for her Theory of Human Caring. She is the Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita, University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing Anschutz Medical Center campus, where she held the nation’s first endowed Chair in Caring Science for 16 years. She is founder of the original Center for Human Caring in Colorado and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing; past President of the National League for Nursing; founding member of International Association in Human Caring and International Caritas Consortium. She is Founder and Director of non-profit foundation, Watson Caring Science Institute. A prolific author and scholar, clinical nurses and academic programs throughout the world use her published works on the philosophy and theory of human caring and the art and science of caring in nursing. Dr. Watson’s caring philosophy is used to guide transformative models of caring and healing practices for hospitals, nurses and patients alike, in diverse settings worldwide.

The 2018 Nursing Excellence Awards

Join us in honoring your fellow colleagues for their accomplishments. These exceptional nurses are nominated by their peers and winners are selected by nursing leadership at each hospital. The 2018 award categories are:

  • Transformational Leadership/Advancing and Leading the Profession
  • New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements/Education and Mentorship
  • Exemplary Professional Practice/Clinical Nursing
  • Patient and Staff Management
  • Volunteerism and Community Service
  • Rising Star

Food and Beverages

Continental Breakfast, lunch and light snacks will be provided*. 
 * If you have dietary concerns/restrictions, please let us know by email before May 1, so we can provide according to your needs.

Contact Hours

The Inova Learning Network is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Criteria for successful completion include attendance at the entire event and submission of a completed online evaluation. Presenters, planners and faculty have declared no conflict of interest. There is no commercial support for this event.