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If you’ve experienced the power of nursing, you won’t forget it. The wisdom, the skill and the dedication that nurses show every day, sets them apart as very special people. When a patient receives life-changing care, how can they possibly express their gratitude?  For nurses, the ultimate reward is not a hefty paycheck or a bunch of flowers – it’s a patient’s wellbeing.

Now there is a way you can say a heartfelt thank you to an individual nurse, while at the same time supporting nurses to help more people, every day.

By donating to the Honor A Nurse program, you will help to advance the nursing profession and drive health care forward. Your donation goes to support nursing research, scholarships and leadership programs to improve nurses’ lives.

Whether you want to celebrate a nursing colleague, a friend, or a family member, contribute in their name today. Support a cause as incredible as they are.

Make a donation to honor a nurse 

As part of the Honor a Nurse program, benefits are included, depending on the amount of the gift. Contribution options are provided below. A sample official certificate is also displayed. For additional questions, please contact Elise Saks, Donor Relations Associate, at (301) 628-5246 or email

Nurse of the Year: Laurene Elauria Johnson MSN, RN, CDP, of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Laurene Elauria Johnson was nominated for her loyalty and unending compassion for patients, employers, and co-workers. A truly remarkable nurse; her story is equally inspirational. Growing up in the Philippines she dreamed of becoming a nurse, and since moving to the United States in 1981, she has dedicated herself to the profession.

Johnson has worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs since 1993 and considers it her responsibility to give back to the people who have sacrificed everything for our country’s freedom. Yet Johnson’s commitment does not end with her patients - she is a passionate advocate for the future of nursing. As a believer in the power of education, Johnson is serving as a benefactor for her niece’s nursing BSN in the Philippines, so that she too can fulfill her dream. 

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