May 1, 2020
The Beta Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Announces a Leadership Excellence Award in honor of Dr. Dana Bjarnason.
Dana Bjarnason, PhD, MSN, CNE is the Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon for who this award been named. Prior to moving to OHSU, Dr. Bjarnason held numerous leadership roles in major medical centers in Texas. She has been awarded and recognized throughout nursing and the health care arenas. Dr. Bjarnason has held past national and international board member positions of several organizations such as AONL, NWONL, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
The Beta Psi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Board of Directors in Portland, Oregon, is honored to initiate this leadership excellence award in Dr. Dana Bjarnason’ name. The Dana Bjarnason Nursing Leadership Excellence Award was created in order to maintain yearly distinction of a Beta Psi chapter member who has consistently excelled in nursing leadership, mentoring, vision, innovation, and patient focused service. The initial award cycle is May 1, 2020 through April, 2021. Please see the Beta Psi website for information and criteria at http://www.betapsi.sigmanursing.org
Congratulations to not only to a dynamic and exceptional nurse leader but someone who is an inspiration to all.
Nancy Rollins Gantz, PhD, MSN, MBA, BS, RN
Beta Psi chapter president 2019-2021