Vernice Ferguson Becomes First Nurse to Win FREDDIE

    • December 16, 2008

Vernice Ferguson, R.N., M.A., F.A.A.N., F.R.C.N., a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows Program advisory committee, made history in November, becoming the first nurse ever to win the prestigious "FREDDIE" Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by MediMedia.

Sometimes referred to as the "Oscars of health and medicine," the FREDDIE Awards are presented annually at a black-tie gala in Philadelphia.

Ferguson is a longtime leader in the field, a past leader of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, and former assistant chief medical director for nursing programs at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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