Megan Thole, a registered nurse at Sanford Worthington Medical Center, received the Florence Nightingale Professional Nurse Award during the Sanford Health nurses week celebration this month.
The Florence Nightingale Professional Nurse Award recognizes nurses for their strength of character and commitment to the nursing field. This award also takes into consideration recognition from their peers.
“Megan is proactive and always willing to lend a hand, especially to help new nurses,” said Katie Wieneke, a registered nurse at Sanford Worthington Medical Center and one of Thole’s coworkers. “It’s inspiring to see Megan step up to take on extra shifts while she balances being a mom and advancing her career with courses to eventually become a nurse practitioner.”
The nurses week celebration is an annual event for Sanford Health. This year’s event, hosted at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, honored nurses and other health care professionals in nine categories. Nearly 500 nominations were submitted for 2022 honors.