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Dr. Carol Eliadi, Dean of Graduate Nursing

Dr. Carol Eliadi, Dean of Graduate Nursing, Wins March of Dimes' 2016 Nurse of the Year Award in Education

  • Dr. Carol Eliadi, Dean of Graduate Nursing and Professor of Nursing at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), has won the March of Dimes 2016 Nurse of the Year Award in Education.

    The Nurse of the Year award recognizes and honors distinguished nurses across the United States for their outstanding contributions. On December 1, 2016, March of Dimes hosted an award ceremony at State Street in Boston, Massachusetts, where Dr. Eliadi was presented with her award.

    Each year, hundreds of applications across several professional categories are reviewed and scored by a selection committee consisting of prominent nurse leaders. Through a competitive selection process, finalists from different levels of practice, including nurse educators, advanced practice nurses, and nurses at the bedside are selected from a wide range of specialties. Nurses are recognized for their leadership and patient care in the areas of education, pediatrics, women's health, medical-surgical, mental health, critical care, community nursing, diversity, ambulatory care, long-term care, emergency care, and managed care.

    The nomination submitted on behalf of Dr. Eliadi focused on her dedication to serving both students and faculty, among her other career accomplishments. The nomination statement read, "I am very impressed with the strides Carol has made with our Nursing programs here at the University. She has extensive experience, has written numerous articles, is considered a visionary in the field of nursing, and has engaged in extensive civic and social organizations. Carol is very dedicated to the students whom she serves and also to the faculty whom she supports."

    The School of Nursing at MCPHS offers undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs designed to elevate the next generation of nursing leaders. As Dean of Graduate Nursing, Dr. Eliadi works to meet the evolving needs of nurses through innovative degree programs, including the recently launched online Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner MSN program.

    Discover more at Beats Per Minute, the official blog of the School of Nursing at MCPHS.