The Delaware Emergency Nurses Association honored six Christiana Care nurses at its November 2016 Nursing Awards presentations:
Melissa Siebach, BSN, RN, CEN, FNE, received the Delaware Emergency Nurse Association’s 2016 Rising Star Award, which recognizes a nurse practicing bedside care in the emergency department for less than three years. Siebach works in the Emergency Department at Christiana Hospital. She is a certified emergency nurse and a member of the Forensic Nurse Examiner Team. She recently traveled to Cambodia on a medical mission with Project Helping Hands.
Kara Streets, MS, BSN, RN, CEN, NE-BC, received the Nursing Excellence Award, which recognizes a clinical nurse expert who acts as a mentor, educator and role model for emergency nursing. Streets, who is assigned to the Middletown Emergency Department, is an item writer for the certified emergency nurse exam. She was a finalist for the 2016 Delaware Today Top Nurses list in the category “Advancing — Leading the Profession.” She is an ACLS, PALS, BLS and TNCC instructor. She is the current president of DENA.
Alexandra Colin, BSN, RN, received the Continuing Education Scholarship. Colin works at Middletown Emergency Department and is enrolled in the MSN program at Wilmington University.
Pamela A. Collins, RN, received the President’s Award, recognizing a DENA member’s exemplary service to the organization.
Anita Symonds, MS, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, CFN, CFC, was a runner-up for the 2016 Nursing Excellence Award.
Jodi Hayden, BSN, RN III, CEN, was a runner up for the Nursing Practice Award, recognizing a nurse who consistently demonstrates a high level of professional behavior and high-quality direct patient care in the emergency nursing setting.