The Gypsy Nurse Extraordinary Nurse Award

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The Gypsy Nurse Extraordinary Nurse Award

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The Gypsy Nurse Extraordinary Nurse Award is a  quarterly award given to a deserving nurse as nominated by our travel nurse community. Each month The Gypsy Nurse will be asking our community to recognize an extraordinary nurse who has gone above and beyond, overcoming professional and personal challenges to perform extraordinary and exemplary service to their patients and their families in the name of nursing.


The Gypsy Nurse is proud to partner with the healthcare provider recognition platform nDorse to honor these nurses during 2022. If you know of a deserving nurse that should be recognized, please submit your entry below through our Gypsy Nurse recognition portal. The Gypsy Nurse team will review each submission and select a deserving winner announced on our website.

Previous Winners

January – March, 2022

Trevor H.

Recipient of a $500 Visa Gift Card

“I am so thrilled to have won this award! Being a nurse in this world is truly unique. We have days at work where awful things happen, and it is so easy to be discouraged. Then on your way to the car at the end of the day, you get stopped by a stranger, and they thank you for what you do. It has never been easy to be a nurse, and it never will be, but knowing that we have such a big effect on people and their lives keeps us motivated to be great. Travel nursing has opened such an amazing opportunity to see the country and work with extraordinary nurses. I am honored to work alongside them, with my wonderful wife, Vicky. Traveling around the country, with every hospital, city, and patient population being so different, I am very thankful always to have her to rely on and share the experience with. I would not be able to do all of this without her, nor would I want to. Thank you, Gypsy Nurse, for this award and the community you have created for nurses to come together. Happy nurses week!”

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April – June, 2022

Roger S.

Recipient of a $500 Visa Gift Card

“I want to recognize Roger Suttles as the most caring and compassionate nurse I know. He went to nursing school as a second career but performed as if he had been doing it all his life. Roger is old enough to retire with full benefits but keeps working because he loves taking care of people and being a positive influence on the lives of his patients and their families. He will go out of his way to help his coworkers while putting his tasks on the back burner to help a struggling nurse. His calm presence in a crisis has been recognized by many nurse leaders and fellow professional peers. When Roger’s patients are settled, he will walk around the unit to assess if anyone needs help. He does this with not just nurses but patient care techs too. I have, on many occasions, overheard coworkers talking about him, saying that they know the unit will run smoothly when Roger is on the schedule. I am in complete awe of how easily he exudes compassion and can only hope that one day, I can obtain this skill.”

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July – September, 2022

Katelyn M.

Recipient of a $500 Visa Gift Card

“I had the privilege to work with Katelyn at Cape Fear Valley Health System as a travel nurse. Katelyn is a charge nurse who goes way above her job title; she always ensures that every nurse working that day has what they need to provide safe patient care. She is unlike any charge nurse I have ever worked with because she cares, gets off her butt, and helps every nurse succeed. She jumps right in, even if it involves dirty work that no one wants. She was told by management that she does too much and babies the nurses. She stated her job was to help and be there for the nurses. She will be the first to respond and take action in a code. She goes around the floor and asks each nurse if they need help, and she means it. She is not afraid of any job or tasks out in front of her. She even took one of my shifts because no one else would help after my sister-in-law passed away and my brother was in the hospital.”

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October – December, 2022

Nichole F. – NP Cardiology

Recipient of a $500 Visa Gift Card

Nichole Fuller is the most amazing nurse, educator, mentor, and Cardiac NP I have ever met. As a seasoned 13-year veteran, Nichole is the best nurse I know due to her compassion, clinical knowledge, stamina, Grace, and ability to handle any situation while helping out others. Committed to high-quality care for Detroit’s African American population, she worked for years in the float pool. Always a leader, respectful and caring. It took her three times to pass the NP boards, but just as always, she turned that into a gift to others. She has her own tutoring company called “Nurse Nic” for young African American LPN students, she mentors, she works, her son is amazing, and she does it all with grace and humility. There is not one nurse in our Hospital that does not have the utmost respect for Ms. Fuller. She continues to teach and work as a Cardiology NP.

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January – March, 2023

Jessica R. – Oncology Infusion

Recipient of a $500 Visa Gift Card

Jess is the most consistently kind and compassionate nurse I have enjoyed working with. Her patients love her because she is steady and takes the time to deliver spectacular care. She can be counted on to be calm and confident in all situations. I aspire to be the type of oncology nurse Jessica is. It’s an honor and a privilege to know her.


Nominated By: Larissa J. – Nurse


October – December, 2023

Aimee Boomer Rice – Travel Nurse

Recipient of a $500 Visa Gift Card

Aimee is a key member of the travel healthcare community, especially within The Gypsy Nurse’s Travel Nurse Network group, where she is loved by the community. Members of the group look forward to seeing her experiences and adventures of each assignment, as well as her reviews on hospitals. Even through difficult assignments, she perceivers!  It’s always a joy for all to see her smiling face online and in person, and she is an inspiration to many! Moving onto her 19th assignment – we are sure Aimee will be loved by many at her new assignment facility!


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