A local nurse received national recognition for her work helping to advance the research efforts at CentraState Medical Center.
Jayne Craig, a nurse researcher at the local hospital was recently honored as the 2013 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year in research by the New Jersey Chapter. As part of her duties at CentraState Craig is responsible for all research activities and is also a member of the Institutional Review Board. She is also the chair of the Nursing Research Committee.
A press release from the March of Dimes said Craig was honored for her work in those areas as well as for having just completed a three year research project looking at the effects of interruptions of the nurse administering medications at the bedside. “We could not do the work of the March of Dimes without the passion and commitment of our nurses,” said State Director Addy Bonet. “This is our opportunity to show them how special they truly are.”
Nurse of the Year awards are based on “nurses who demonstrate exceptional patient care, compassion and service, according to the release. There are a total of 17 categories for which more than 5000 nurses receive nominations are made nationwide. There were 240 nurses nominated in our area and the winners were honored at a gala in December at the Pines Manor in Edison.