On Oct. 12, 2017, at the national Magnet conference held in Houston, Texas, UW Health nurse Susan Gold, BSN, RN, ACRN, was named “Magnet Nurse of the Year” for Exemplary Professional Practice, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center – one of the top honors a nurse can achieve.
Gold, who received the Nelson Mandela Fellowship earlier this year, was honored for more than 25 years of exceptional nursing practice and her educational efforts in Africa, to raise awareness among adolescents about HIV and AIDS.
Gold was joined at the Magnet conference with UW Health nursing leaders and colleagues.
“I felt so honored and reminded, again, why UW Health is the best place to be a nurse,” stated Gold. “This award is a reflection of all the support I’ve gotten from nursing co-workers, managers and nursing administration over the past 26 years.”
During her introduction of Gold at the Magnet conference, Beth Houlahan, DNP, RN, CENP, UW Health Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, said:
“At the intersection of the art and science of nursing, all roads lead to Susan Gold. While she came to the profession of nursing later in life she did not waste any time improving the health and well-being of the individuals and communities she served both locally in Wisconsin and across the globe in East Africa. Susan embodies all the tenets of a Magnet nurse.”