UMCSUNA


Upper Midwest Chapter

Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates
Local Chapter Awards

Educational Point System Awards

The Upper Midwest Chapter Educational Point System is a chapter award that recognizes the activities our members do through out the year.

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The Upper Midwest Chapter Educational Point System Award
was developed by Ruth Quade in 1987.  Ruth was a Urology OR nurse at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN and an UMCSUNA member for many years before her death.  It was her vision that the Board of Directors would develop an incentive system where all chapter members could receive credit for their urologic nursing and chapter activities.  After a year of discussion and with industry’s financial support, the first educational point system awards were presented to three members in 1989. UMCSUNA members completed the point system form, returned it for validation and the three members with the highest number of points were presented with their awards.  

The following items help members not currently serving on the Board of Directors to qualify for one of the awards.

  • Presenting an in-service to work colleagues
  • Speaking at a community service offering such as US TOO, seniors groups
  • Attending Upper Midwest Chapter or SUNA National Educational offerings
  • One point for each year you have been a SUNA member. 
  • Points for recruiting new members.
  • Becoming certified by CBUNA, being certified and re-certifying. 
  • UMC members for attending a chapter meeting held at chapter seminars. 
  • Points to members who vote and send back their completed ballot. 
  • Points for willingness to be nominated for office

 

   

These are just a few of the many ways you can earn points towards becoming a recipient of this long-standing annual chapter award. 

The current Upper Midwest Chapter, SUNA Board of Directors elected to have four recipients in 2015.  1st place $400.00, 2nd place $300.00, 3rd place $200.00 and 4th place $100.00

It was Ruth’s hope that these monies be spent to further one’s knowledge in urologic nursing by attending future conferences, subscribing to journals or purchasing urology textbooks. 

DON’T FORGET TO COMPLETE YOUR 2015 POINT SYSTEM AWARD

DEADLINE IS MARCH 28, 2015

 

 


2013 winners are:

1st place: Michelle Radke $500

2nd place: Jill Freeman $300

3rd place: Karen Martin $200


Here are our winners in previous years:

Year 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
2012   MICHELLE RADKE JILL FREEMAN PEGGY BRANT
2011 JAMIE OLSON PEGGY BRYANT
P. NESS & M. OLSEN
2010 DIANE SPINDLER MAUREEN JOHNSON
DIANE MANN
2009 MICHELLE RADKE JEAN LEWIS  AMY DRISCOLL 
2008 DIANE MANN JILL FREEMAN -
2007 MARI OLSEN JILL FREEMAN AMY DRISCOLL
2006
THERESA KOLLE
JILL FREEMAN
MAUREEN JOHNSON
2005 MARGARET SMITH DIANE MANN MELANIE BLAIS
2004
KIKI ROGERS
DIANNE MANN
PEGGY BRYANT
2003
AMY DRISCOLL
SHIRLEY PETER
KEVIN STANTON
2002
EVEY KLIEVER
MICHELLE RADKE
DIANE MANN
2001
THERESA LESHER
ALICE SLETTERGREN
MELANIE POFAHL
2000
MARY DIERICH
JAN GREEN
MARI OLSEN
1999
LAVONNE HARTHUN
JUDY KANFIELD
SHARON WARNKEN
1998 LINDA DUFFY ALICE SETTERGREN THERESA LESHER
1997 JEAN LEWIS MARY DIERICH SHIRLEY PETER
1996 EVELYN KLIEVER KAREN HANSON MARGARET SMITH
1995 JUDY KANFIELD DIEDRE NIENOW KALA HALLER
1994 PAT BERG DIANA KITTLESON THERESA LESHER
1993 HELEN CHANEK SUSAN QUELLA THERESA LESHER
1992 LINDA DUFFY LAVONNE HARTHUN KAREN BLOOMBERG
1991 DIANA KITTELSON JIM BOWRON BERNICE CHRISTOPHERSON
1990 CAROLYN HEFFERNAN JEAN LEWIS RUTH QUADE
1989 JEAN LEWIS SUSAN QUELLA RUTH QUADE