An assistant professor of nursing at the University of Louisville (KY) School of Nursing recently received The New York Times Job Market Tribute to Nurses Award, which recognizes outstanding patient care and excellence in nursing education. Tracey Gaslin, RN, MSN, CRNI, CPNP, was honored, along with four other nurses, at a reception on November 17, 2006 in New York.
Gaslin said she was humbled and honored by the award. She added, “God has blessed me with so many educational opportunities and a wonderful network of family support and peer mentors who encourage me along the way. I hope this award encourages all nurses to pursue their dreams and realize that they can accomplish whatever task is before them.”
Gaslin’s clinical and academic work is on issues faced by children with hemophilia, cancer and other health conditions requiring infusion therapies. She is a physician liaison for the Visiting Nurses Association-Nazareth and a pediatric nurse practitioner at Brownsboro Park Pediatrics. In addition, as part of the university’s International Pediatric Program, Gaslin has traveled to Romania to help train physicians and nurses in her area of specialized pediatric care.
There were more than 500 nominees for the award. Winners were selected by a panel of nurse professionals and The New York Times.
Source: University of Louisville new release dated November 14, 2006