Awards and Recognition
Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware's nursing program was granted Magnet status in 2012 and was granted redesignation in 2017 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® as a result of our professional nursing excellence.
The Emergency Department nurses at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware were awarded the prestigious 2019 Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is the only hospital in Delaware, as well as the only pediatric hospital in the Delaware Valley, to have received this national award. Only 28 emergency departments across the country were awarded this year.
Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware's nurse residency program was granted PTAP accreditation status in 2021. The Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) organizations set the standard for residency or fellowship programs that transition registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) into new practice settings.
The DAISY Award is an international recognition program to say “thank you” to nurses for providing extraordinary compassionate care. Patients, families or colleagues nominate their nurses and the nominations are then blinded before being sent to our DAISY Committee for consideration to choose the most meaningful nomination. Each month, we recognize the chosen Honoree with a surprise celebration on their unit, a beautiful Healer’s Touch sculpture, certificate and Honoree Pin. All nurses that are nominated for The DAISY Award receive their nomination along with a DAISY Nominee pin, as we believe all nominations are worthy of acknowledgement. We honor nurses with The DAISY Award not only as individual nurses, but also as teams and nurse leaders.
Annually one nurse in the Delaware Valley is recognized as the Nurse of the Year. This award represents the highest level of professional practice and is selected by the Patient Care Services strategy team. This award was named in honor of Miss Marie L. Des Barres, the first Nurse Superintendent of the Nemours/Alfred I Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware in 1939.
The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Award for Excellence in Life Support recognizes extracorporeal life support programs worldwide that distinguish themselves by having processes, procedures and systems in place that promote excellence and exceptional care in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Nemours ECMO program received the Gold Award for 2016-2019 and 2019-2022.