Tamekia L. Thomas, MSN, RN, PCCN, ACNS-BC, received a 2014 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Circle of Excellence Award. She was one of only 25 nurses to receive the national award this year in Denver at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition May 17-22.
AACN awards members for meeting a challenging set of criteria, such as promoting patient-driven excellence, modeling skilled communication, collaboration, effective decision-making, transformative thinking, and achieving visible results that contribute to organizational excellence.
Thomas is the Critical Care education coordinator/certification coordinator for Christiana Care Health System. She has been recognized for her contributions to critical care education, community service and dedicated support for promoting nursing professional certification.
She was nominated by colleagues Maureen Seckel, RN, APN, APRN-BC, CCNS, CCRN, and Michelle L. Collins, MSN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, and Mary Ciechanowski, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, with assistance from Elizabeth Bradley, RN, APN, ACNS-BC, and Bridget Remel, MSN, RN-C, CCRN.