FLAGSTAFF - Flagstaff Medical Center nurse Donna Price, R.N., C.N.M., has been named "Nurse of the Year" by the March of Dimes in the category of Advancing the Profession. Nurses from across Arizona were honored at last month's third annual March of Dimes Arizona Nurses of the Year Awards Gala presented by Health Net.
Price was nominated by her peers because she fosters ideas, arouses creativity and challenges the abilities of others. She has a passion for nursing. She listens, coaches and advocates that nurses work within their scope of practice and become a voice for the nursing profession. Additionally, she teaches nursing students at Northern Arizona University.
Price has worked at FMC since 1984 in Obstetrics and Labor and Delivery as a registered nurse, certified nurse midwife, charge nurse and clinical coordinator. She earned her bachelors degree in nursing in 1983 from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a degree in midwifery from the University of Philadelphia in 1999. Currently, Price is completing her masters degree while teaching at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to Price's nomination and recognition, two FMC nurses were nominated as finalists - Wendy Bourne, Diabetes Education, Education category; and Teresa Caughey, Emergency department, Community Service category. Additional FMC nurse nominees include Leah Lane, Emergency department, Patient Care category; Diane Koehn, Medical/Surgical, Leadership category; Jillian Combrink, OB, and Jeannie White, Emergency, Mentoring category; and Allison Powell, OB, Rising Star.