The Northeast Ohio Clinical Nurse Specialist Affiliate of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists would like to congratulate Mary Beth Modic, DNP, RN, CNS, CDE on receiving the Harriet Coeling Award for Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice Excellence.
The purpose of this award is to recognize a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in the Northeast Ohio area for outstanding professional achievement in the three spheres of CNS influence. The award acknowledges a nurse who demonstrates CNS competences and exemplary practice in patient care, nursing and health care delivery systems.
Dr. Modic’s nomination letters included stories of nurses she has influenced. One nurse summed up what the diabetes mentor program means to her: “You know, every interaction, I think we make a difference…I think the more people there are that have the knowledge, have the education, have the confidence to advocate for these patients – I think we’ll get there eventually.”
Dr. Modic is the current NEOCNS president and was nominated by her NEOCNS peers. They commented, “She is absolutely dedicated and energetic/influential leader. NEOCNS would not be the organization it is without this CNS! Her philosophy of life influences us all.” Dr. Modic is credited with re-energizing the affiliate and giving it a true guiding force.
Dr. Modic acts as a mentor to many nurses and advanced practice nurses, a nominator stated “I have no doubts you will have many qualified applicant for this award, the difference between this candidate and the others is that this candidate has consistently performed at the highest level at all times throughout their professional life. This is not only seen in her technical abilities, but more importantly how she treats others and in the way she cares for her patients on a day to day basis. Her excellence is seen not only in the medical outcomes of her patients, but in the emotional wellness she promotes within the patient and in the positive attitude she promotes on the unit and the hospital.”
For more information about the award and Dr. Modic, please visit the NEOCNS affiliate at: http://neocns.org/Harriet-Coeling-Award