Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) has announced the clinical and academic honorees for the 2024 Healthy Work Environment Award. Frontier Nursing University was named the academic honoree. The application was researched and prepared by FNU associate professor Dr. Charlotte Swint, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, CNE.
The Healthy Work Environment Award honorees will be recognized during Sigma’s Creating Healthy Work Environments event, which will be held March 8-10 in Washington, DC. The representatives of each honoree will present plenary sessions on Saturday, March 9. FNU Dean of Nursing Dr. Joan Slager, DNP, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, will present A Culture of Caring: Frontier Nursing University. FNU’s Culture of Caring model includes elements of professionalism, inclusivity, respect, positive communication, and mutual support to promote a healthy work environment.
“We are incredibly honored to receive the Academic Healthy Work Environment Award from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing,” said FNU President Dr. Susan Stone, DNSc, CNM, FACNM, FAAN. “We have intentionally created an inclusive work environment built on our Culture of Caring, in which all members of the FNU community are empowered and feel valued as part of a mission and organization that is larger than ourselves.”
Sigma’s Healthy Work Environment Awards recognize and honor clinical facilities and academic settings that have demonstrated commitment to promoting a healthy work environment and excellence in healthcare outcomes.
“With more than 2,500 students and over 9,000 alumni from all across the country, our Culture of Caring ultimately extends well beyond the campus of Frontier Nursing University,” Dr. Slager said. “Our students are prepared to be excellent clinical providers as nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives. By experiencing the FNU Culture of Caring, they are also prepared to be caring, inclusive, and compassionate leaders within their own practices and communities.”
Sigma’s Creating Healthy Work Environments event is designed specifically to help leaders in both academic and clinical settings develop, implement, and maintain strategies to improve their organizations’ work environments.
“The 2024 Healthy Work Environment academic and clinical honorees represent healthy, welcoming places actively demonstrating caring culture, compassion, and collaboration,” said Sigma President Sandra C. Garmon Bibb, DNSc, RN, FFNMRCSI, FAAN. “I congratulate Frontier Nursing University for their accomplishments and leadership in this important area.”