The New Jersey Association of Public Health Nurse Administrators presented awards to two nurses as Public Health Nurse Administrator and Public Health Nurse for 2009.
The Public Health Nurse Administrator award went to Florence Rice, EdD, RN, director of nursing at the Madison Health Department, Morris County. She played a lead role in seasonal and H1N1 vaccination delivery, and also has been instrumental in building the skills of her nurses through continuing education.
Shu Chen Chiang, BSN, RN, who works in the Hunterdon County Health Department, won the Public Health Nurse award. Chiang is attentive to the county's residents - whether it is assessing a child at home for lead poisoning or ensuring tuberculosis patients stay with their treatment regime. She also serves as a resource to school nurses and assisted with the creation of the county's Flu Training Manual.
The nurses were presented with their awards Dec. 15 at the Nassau Club in Princeton, NJ.