Virginia Recipients of National Nursing Awards
American Nurses Association
Mary Mahoney Award
The Mary Mahoney Award was established in 1936, named in honor of the first African American professionally trained nurse. It honors significant contributions to interracial relationships.
- 1974, Fostine G. Riddick Roach, RN
- 1986, Elnora D. Daniel, RN
Barbara Thoman Curtis Award
Established in 1992, the Barbara Thoman Curtis Award is given every two years to a nurse who has made great contributions to the profession through political and legislative action.
- 1998, Mary Wakefield
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Outstanding Member Board Award
- 1993, Virginia Board of Nursing
R. Louise McManus Award
The most prestigious of the NCSBN's awards, the R. Louise McManus award is given thot hose that have shown strong commitment and dedication to the organization.
- 1995, Corinne F. Dorsey, RN
National League for Nursing
Mary Adelaide Nutting Award
The Mary Adelaide Nutting Award is given to scholars of nursing history, most often for a post-doctoral research manuscript or article.
- 1997, Helen Yura-Petro, RN
Sigma Theta Tau
Elizabeth Russell Belford Award
This award is given for excellence in education, for superior teaching, advancing the science of nursing, influencing scholarly development, and impacting the professional practice of nursing.
- 1985, Helen Yura-Petro, RN