George Washington University School of Nursing Associate Dean of Clinical Practice and Community Engagement Karen Drenkard has been awarded the 2020 Year of the Nurse Award by the Virginia Nurses Foundation. Dr. Drenkard is one of 20 nurses across the commonwealth to receive this recognition during an unprecedented year in the nursing profession.
The Year of the Nurse Award honors outstanding nurses at all levels throughout the commonwealth who have made exceptional contributions to nursing. In particular this year, the award highlights those who have been committed to Virginia’s fight against the spread of COVID-19.
"I feel honored and grateful, this was definitely a team effort that reflects the work of the university and the School of Nursing," Dr. Drenkard said.