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From the left, Amanda Kane, Lynn Rinzel, Lisa Ebert BSN ’89, Rosemary Wittchow, Barbara Gruenwald and Matthew Mangan BSN ’06, each received the prestigious Nightingale Award in May 2010.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s College of Nursing and its Board of Visitors celebrated the 18th-annual Nightingale Awards Dinner at Reeve Memorial Union in May 2010.

The Nightingale Award Program, established in 1993, recognizes registered nurses and licensed practical nurses involved in direct patient care who exemplify the highest standards of nursing practice. In 2010, 25 outstanding nurses from across Wisconsin were honored with Nightingale Nominations.

College of Nursing alumni nominated for Nightingale Awards included Kathryn Beier, BSN ’89, Melissa Borth MSN ’91, Lisa Ebert BSN ’89, Matthew Mangan BSN ’06, Kathryn Otte BSN ’80, Kathy Williams BSN ’88, and Heather Wright Evenson BSN ’08.

Six nurses were selected as recipients of the prestigious Nightingale Award:

Lisa Ebert, BSN, RN, is a trauma case coordinator at Aspirus Wausau Hospital;

Barbara Gruenwald, RN, is a staff nurse and night charge nurse at St. Joseph Residence;

Amanda Kane, BSN, RN, is an Emergency Department RN and charge nurse at St. Agnes Hospital;

Matthew Mangan, BSN, RN, is a nurse clinician II at Winnebago Mental Health Institute;

Lynn Rinzel, RN, works in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at St. Agnes Hospital; and

Rosemary Wittchow, LPN, works in the Surgery Department at Ripon Medical Center.