Kathleen Singleton Organizational Award
What is the Kathleen Singleton Organizational Award?
Throughout her career, Kathleen Singleton actively promoted the need for healthy practice environments for medical-surgical nurses and who exemplified the role of AMSN in promoting nurse well-being, organizational engagement, as well as a commitment to continuing professional growth and development.
Established in 2021, this award was named in honor of Kathleen, who served as AMSN President from 2008-2010 as well as one of the association’s most dedicated and respected leaders. Singleton recently retired after working for nearly 50 years in a variety of nursing positions. These included critical-care and medical-surgical bedside nurse, clinical nursing faculty member, and Medical-Surgical Instructor of Nursing.
The award, which is given out annually and co-sponsored by Medtronic, Inc. was launched to award facilities that have an outstanding record of promoting a healthy workplace environment that foster a ‘patient first’ philosophy.
AMSN and Medtronic recognize and celebrate organizations that actively promote the need for healthy practice environments for medical-surgical nurses and who exemplify the role of AMSN in promoting nurse well-being, organizational engagement, as well as a commitment to continuing professional growth and development.
Recent Kathleen Singleton Award Recipients
Cleveland Clinic strongly supports nursing education and clinical competency, and fosters respectful nurse-nurse, nurse-physician, and interprofessional collaborations.
Cleveland Clinic embodies institutional support for medical-surgical nurses and promotes autonomy of nursing practice and nursing leadership. Cleveland Clinic advocates for and sustains a culture of environmental safety for patients and nurses.
Cleveland Clinic has also been a strong supporter of medical-surgical nurses in their institutions by supporting Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN®) certification through AMSN’s FailSafe Certification Program™ and by demonstrating excellence in medical-surgical nursing with two Cleveland Clinic units having received AMSN PRISM Awards®.
Read the AMSN Press Release: "AMSN Names Cleveland Clinic as First Recipient of Kathleen Singleton Award," from January 2022.