Great 100 President's Letter Jul 2015

Carla Tweddale RN

This is such an exciting time of year for the Great 100 Board of Directors as we post the 2015 Great 100! Since January 15th nominations have been started by many of you who are now anxiously awaiting to hear from your nursing peers, you felt worthy of this recognizing, the news of a letter arriving in the mail.

Hundreds of nominations are received every year from people all over the state who want to recognize a nurse who they know who they feel exemplifies the qualities of an incredible nurse inside the workplace, community and threaded throughout her life's journey. From there our Selections committee's work begins as they review each nomination for the need to "Blind" any unique identifiers unintentionally left by the nominator, the "Scoring" process where teams of two past Great 100 Recipients read over 100% of the completed nominations and assign a score for each of the narrative sections, and finally select the Great 100 nurses from a "Unique Identifier/High Score" spreadsheet created from the database.

Those selected as the 2015 Great 100 will be recognized October 17th during a formal Black Tie Event at the Raleigh Convention Center along with Scholarship Recipients recognized that same night. It will be an incredible event this year's Great 100 will spend the next few months waiting for with great anticipation!

For a couple of weeks now I have been receiving emails asking how soon the 2015 Great 100 will be notified and posted on our Website. The time has come! So, it is with great pleasure I get to introduce to you this year's Great 100 Nurses and be amongst the first to congratulate them for the amazing things they do on a day to day basis to make a difference in the lives of so many!

Congratulations to all of you and I look forward to seeing you October 17th!

Carla J. Tweddale, RN
President of the Board
Great 100, Inc.