ആറു വിഭാഗങ്ങളിലായാണു നഴ്സസ് ഡോട്ട് കോം അവാര്ഡ് നല്കുന്നത്. സ്റ്റേറ്റു തലത്തില് വിജയിയായ അവരെ ദേശീയ അവാര്ഡിനു പര്ഗണിക്കും.
Univ. of Houston Professor Wins Nursing Excellence Award
Houston, Texas — A combination of teaching, research and community service has earned Shainy Varghese, an assistant professor at the University of Houston-Victoria School of Nursing, a nurses.com Texas GEM award. The award stands for Giving Excellence Meaning.
Varghese’s award came in Home, Community and Ambulatory Care, one of six categories. Varghese and the five other Texas winners have now advanced to the national contest to compete against nurses from other regions. The national winners will be announced later this summer.
“I knew I was a finalist, but I never thought I would win the award,” the Indian American professor said in a press release. “I had to read the email about the winner a few times because I didn’t think it was intended for me. It finally sunk in a little while later. I was never expecting to win. Even becoming a finalist was a surprise.”
Varghese said what may have impressed the award judges is her community involvement. She said her greatest contribution is starting a nurse-managed clinic, which has improved access to primary care in Fort Bend County.
“Not everyone is qualified for Medicare; some families fall in the cracks,” Varghese said. “I provide medical care to whoever is in need. It usually is uncommon for a nurse practitioner to start a clinic.”
Varghese earned a bachelor’s degree from the M.G.R. Medical University in India. She obtained her master of science in nursing pediatric nurse practitioner from the University of Texas Houston Health Science and earned a doctorate in 2009 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
In 2012, Varghese was honored by the Good Samaritan Foundation with an Excellence in Nursing Bronze Medal for her work as a pediatric nursing educator.