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Nursing/Allied Health Excellence Award


Nominations Due August 31


This award was established in 1991 to recognize outstanding nursing and allied health contributions to ASLMS and the advancement of joint practice in laser medicine and surgery. It is given in recognition of candidates who have promoted laser nursing in medicine through demonstrated expertise, consistent professional conduct, and exceptional standards of practice.

This award may be given to ASLMS members only. The award recipient will receive a plaque at the Annual Conference and will be required to present a lecture at the conference.

The candidate must meet at least two of the following five criteria in order to be considered for this award:

  1. Three years membership in ASLMS, Nursing/Allied Health Division
  2. Presentation of abstract or poster at ASLMS Annual Conference
  3. Served an elected or appointed position in Nursing/Allied Health Division
  4. Attained ASLMS “Fellow” status through activity points
  5. Served as faculty for CE approved laser training courses, designed for nurses and/or allied health professionals; and has published an article/articles on laser nursing, the clinical application of laser technology, and administrative components of laser use in the clinical setting, laser research, or other laser related topics


No award will be granted to any person if the award would be contrary to any United States law, including but not limited to trade embargoes administered by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.


Nomination Form

2016 Recipient

Mary Stoll, RN


Past Recipients

2014 Patricia A. Owens, RN, MHA, CMLSO

2013 Laurie C. Grizzard, RN, BSN

2012 Holly Bryan, BS, CCRC

2011 Faye M. Jenkins, RN, BSN

2010 Krystie P. Lennox, PA-C

2009 Sue Terry, RN, CMLSO

2008 Sharon K. Olson, RN, CNOR, CMLSO

2007 Jeff T. Counters, MPH

2006 Rebecca Sprague, RN, FNP-C

2005 Judy Chamberlain, RN

2004 Deirdre A. O'Hare, RN

2003 Donna Gabriel, LPN

2002 Mary Flor, RN

2001 Susan L. Olson, RN

2000 Dale P. Goodwin, RN

1999 Patricia A. Owens, RN

1998 Kay Ball, RN

1997 Pat Durgin, RN

1996 Vangie Paschall, RN

1995 Mary Cayton, RN

1994 Patricia A. Hartwig, RN
1993 Penny J. Smalley, RN

1992 Carolyn J. Mackety, RN
1991 Sue E. Huether, RN

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