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Elsevier Launches Second Annual 'Mosby's Superheroes of Nursing' Contest During Nurses Week 2012
Date:5/11/2012

PHILADELPHIA, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

 

Nationwide contest identifies real superheroes of nursing; new "villain" joins the superheroes

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the launch of its second annual Mosby's Nursing Suite "Superheroes of Nursing" contest, aimed at recognizing the work and dedication of individual nursing professionals. The contest officially opened for 2012 applicants during Nurses Week (May 6-12), and calls for applicants who fit into four categories - The Validators, The Achievers, The Educators, and The Protectors, to battle the villainous Obstructo.

According to last year's "The Educator" winner, Ronald Oman, who works in the Grays Harbor Community Hospital nurse residency program, "My first love is nursing, and education is my passion. It was a great honor to be recognized with this award for the work our residency program has done. In a rural community, it's difficult to find nurses with ED and CCU experience. Our residency program, with Elsevier's online education programs, helps train the critical care and emergency nurses. It's been a good fit. I have been able to help the hospital increase its staff." To learn more about the 2011 winners, visit http://confidenceconnected.com/connect/.

To add another element to the four superheroes, Elsevier has introduced a villain in this year's contest, Obstructo, who represents anything that can get in the way of effective patient care, including inconsistent information, uncertain answers, and uninformed patients.

"For the second year, we again wanted to enable nurses around the country to show their appreciation for the nurses who fight for their patients and their institutions every day - they are some of
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