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Debi Erick Named a 2019 VNF Leadership Excellence Award Finalist

Debi Erick of Bryant & Stratton College Richmond was announced as a finalist of the Virginia Nurses Foundation’s (VNF) 2019 Leadership Excellence Award in the Nursing Deans and Directors category. Debi was recognized on September 21 at the VNF Gala, an annual event honoring the exceptional work of registered nurses across the Commonwealth. 

During the past five years, Ms. Erick has lead the nursing programs at Bryant & Stratton College in reaching licensure pass rates above the National Council State Board of Nursing NCLEX licensure exams standards. This year the Practical Nursing Program enjoys a 100% NCLEX-PN first time pass rate. All of the nursing programs at Bryant & Stratton College Richmond have earned nursing accreditation under Ms. Erick’s leadership.

Leadership Excellence Awards honor registered nurses at all levels of the profession who demonstrate outstanding leadership and make a difference in the lives of patients.

“Finalists of this award truly embody the spirit of what it means to be a nurse leader. They are compassionate, driven, and determined to positively impact the nursing profession. They see a need for improvement in their community and go above and beyond to deliver lasting results. Whether they are long into their nursing career or newly graduated, these individuals are creating innovative patient solutions that will shape the nursing practice for years to come,” said VNF President Terris Kennedy.

About the Virginia Nurses Foundation

For more than a century, the Virginia Nurses Association (VNA) has been dedicated to nurses and nursing. Building a legacy of giving of our early pioneers, VNA established the Virginia Nurses Foundation (VNF) to continue programs of support and innovation for nurses and nursing in the Commonwealth. VNF supports the 100,000+ registered nurses across the Commonwealth by providing nursing scholarships and working to improve the health of all Virginians by advancing the future of nursing.


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