SONHS PhD Student is Recipient of 2010 Leadership Award

October 29, 2010 — The National Association of Neonatal Nurses has announced their Award Recipients for 2010, this year’s Leadership Award – which encourages excellence in leadership – was awarded to Shakira Henderson, PhD student from the School of Nursing and Health Studies. Henderson is a nurse at South Miami Hospital where she has developed a learning environment within her unit through teaching, training and coaching; she has also assisted in developing a breastfeeding initiative, advocated for specialized training for certification in lactation support, and developed an evidence-based program to assist with lactation in the NICU. In her nominator’s words, Shakira has had an “overwhelming impact on her patients and staff, and on her unit’s reputation.”




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