Service is its own reward, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take time to recognize and celebrate hard work and dedication. From the humble (but treasured) service pin to the prestigious Florence Nightingale Medal, the Red Cross has many ways to honor the nurses, nursing students and other health professionals who bring our mission to life.
Susan Hassmiller Nursing Award
L to R: Dr. Susan Hassmiller, Dr. Laura Crouch, Disaster Health Services Regional Program Lead, and Gail McGovern, American Red Cross President and CEO.
The American Red Cross Susan Hassmiller Nursing Award, a one-time $5,000 grant, was established in 2007 to enhance Red Cross local service delivery capacity through the increased engagement of nurses and nursing students in policy, leadership, and service delivery positions. The reviewers look for programs or activities that boost nurse engagement in one or a combination of the Red Cross lines of business, and/or in policy and leadership roles.
Colleges, universities and community partners are encouraged to collaborate with the Red Cross and apply. Please email us with any questions.
Ann Magnussen Award
L to R: Dr. Linda MacIntyre, American Red Cross Chief Nurse, Deborah Harper, RN, BSN, PHN, MAOM, and Gail McGovern, American Red Cross President and CEO.
The Ann Magnussen Award is presented annually to a volunteer or employed registered nurse who has made an outstanding contribution to strengthening or improving American Red Cross programs and services. It is the highest honor of individual nursing achievement in the American Red Cross.
Florence Nightingale Medal
L-R: Bonnie McElveen Hunter, Chairman of the American Red Cross, Elena Garragori, Regional Delegation for the US and Canada, ICRC, Gail McGovern, President and CEO, American Red Cross, Koby Langley, SVP International Services and Service to the Armed Forces, Tanya Porter, RN, Nightingale Medal Recipient and Linda MacIntyre, American Red Cross Chief Nurse.
L-R: Bonnie McElveen Hunter, Chairman of the American Red Cross, Gail McGovern, American Red Cross President and CEO, Elena Garragori, Regional Delegation for the US and Canada, ICRC, Janice Springer DNP, RN, PHN, Nightingale Medal Recipient, Koby Langley, SVP International Services and Service to the Armed Forces and Linda MacIntyre, American Red Cross Chief Nurse.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) awards the prestigious Florence Nightingale Medal bi-annually to exceptionally qualified nurses and voluntary nursing aides around the world who have distinguished themselves in time of peace or war by:
Exceptional courage and devotion to the wounded, sick or disabled or to civilian victims of a conflict or disaster
Exemplary services or a creative and pioneering spirit in the areas of public health or nursing education
The Medal is the highest international distinction a nurse can receive.
The Jane Delano Nursing Student Scholarship
Established in honor of the principal organizer of the Red Cross Nursing Service, the Jane Delano Nursing Student Scholarship is available to nursing students (undergraduate or graduate) who have contributed volunteer service to or are employees of an American Red Cross unit.
Left to Right: Nursing Student Pin, awarded to nursing students after 10 hours of service. LPN Pin, awarded to licensed practical nurses after 20 hours of service. LVN Pin, awarded to licensed vocational nurses after 20 hours of service. RN Pin, awarded to registered nurses after 20 hours of service.
Nursing pins are the traditional way we honor the contributions of nurses and nursing students who provide valuable Red Cross services to their communities. Earning and wearing your pin identifies you as a Red Cross nurse, promotes service and volunteerism to your peers, and celebrates your commitment to the mission of the Red Cross.