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RU's Ramsey honored by Virginia Nurses Foundation with Leadership Excellence Award

RU School of Nursing Director Tony Ramsey

RU School of Nursing Director Tony Ramsey joins four others as Leadership Excellence Award winners for statewide nursing education leadership. 

Tony Ramsey, director of the School of Nursing in the Waldron College of Health and Human Services, will be recognized with a Leadership Excellence Award as a nurse educator at the annual Virginia Nurses Foundation (VNF) Gala on Saturday, Sept. 28, in Richmond.

"It means a lot to me that my teaching has made a difference to my students," said Ramsey, who was nominated by Ellen Linkenhoker, director of clinical education and magnet at LewisGale Montgomery. "This honor comes as a surprise and is testament to the great partnerships we have with all the hospitals in our area."

The theme of the VNF Gala is “Every Nurse a Leader" and Ramsey will join four others in the VNF's first class of VNF Leadership Excellence Award winners for nurse education leadership throughout Virginia. As a nurse educator, Ramsey is being honored for his commitment to the advancement of nursing knowledge.

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Sep 23, 2013
Don Bowman
(540) 831-7523
dbowman@radford.edu