2021 Nurse Educator Awards

2021 Nurse Educator of the Year Award Recipients!

The Centennial Area Health Education Center is celebrating 30 years of our Nurse Educator’s Conference in the Rockies!  We are paying tribute to the nursing profession and recognizing extraordinary nurse educators throughout our community. The remarkable efforts of these individuals often go unnoticed and through our Nurse Educator of the Year recognition, we are able to honor those who make a difference in the lives of so many.

After receiving nominations for several incredible nurse educators across the country, the NEC committee has selected the recipients for the 2021 Nurse Educator Awards! Each nominee has demonstrated exemplary characteristics like:


  • Extraordinary Leadership – demonstrated above and beyond leadership in nursing education

  • Innovation in Nursing Education – demonstrating creativity in nursing education that benefits students and practitioners

  • Commitment to NEC in the Rockies Conference – how many years of attendance at the annual NEC Conference

We are highlighting a few award recipients each month. Please click the link below to watch a video celebrating each of the award nominees for June!

Nadine Constantine

Erin Donovan

Sherry Fuller

Jill Holmstrom

Faye Hummel

Kim Paxton

Here are the recipients we highlighted in May! 

Jennifer Bailey DeJong

Terry Buxton

Kathy Casey

Jeanette McNeill

Randee Nyman

Shu-Yi Wang