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Awards won by the Truth About Nursing


Saving Lives receives an American Journal of Nursing book of the year award

Saving Lives to receive 2009 International Award from Sigma Theta Tau

July 16, 2009 -- The book Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nurses Puts Us All At Risk will receive the 2009 International Award for Nursing Excellence in Public Print Media from Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, at the group's biennial convention this fall.


Outstanding Alumna award

Our executive director Sandy Summers was awarded an Outstanding Alumna award from Southern Connecticut State University in November 2006 for her media advocacy work.


Our Christina Aguilera / Skechers campaign among those recognized with 2005 AAN Media Awards

November 12, 2005 -- Tonight the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) presented one of its Media Awards to us for the second year in a row. The 2005 award recognized our successful campaign to end the Skechers shoe company's global advertising campaign featuring pop star Christina Aguilera dressed as a "naughty nurse." After more than 3,000 Center supporters sent letters of protest, Skechers pulled the ad from print media and point-of-sale displays worldwide. The other three 2005 Media Award winners were the Tobacco Free Nurses Initiative, "My Body Mondays" with Nurse Dr. Mimi Mahon on Philadelphia radio station WXPN-FM's "Kids Corner," and Chicago's Nurses Parade, a book by Connie Robinson, Carolyn Hope Smeltzer, and Frances Vlasses. more...


Our "ER" campaign recognized with 2004 AAN Media Award

November 13, 2004 -- Tonight the American Academy of Nursing presented one of its 2004 Media Awards to us for our ongoing campaign to improve the portrayal of nursing on NBC's influential "ER." While we hope the campaign has had some impact on "ER," the show has a very long way to go. See our "ER" analyses . The other three 2004 Media Award winners were: Johnson & Johnson's Campaign for Nursing's Future; University of Pennsylvania scholars Rogers, Hwang, Scott, Aiken and Dinges for their study of nurses' working hours and patient safety; and Penn's Barbara Bates Center for the nursing uniform exhibition "RN Past, Present and Future." more...



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