2020 Spotlight Award Recipients
Brigitte Staum, MSN, BC-FNP
Brigitte Staum, MSN, BC-FNP, is a Nurse Practitioner in the Pediatric Surgery Division at Maimonides Medical Center. Although the newest NP on the service she advocates for her patients and their families and enjoys her new role in the Division. Brigitte is bilingual in both English and Russian, which has been an asset. Recently, Mrs. Staum was asked to develop the Undescended Testicle Patient and Family Information Sheet for the APSNA website and did not hesitate to do so. She is a new addition to the APSNA organization and has jumped right in to serve the pediatric surgical patients and their families.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Brigitte was deployed to an adult service within the hospital and is handling it with professionalism and grace. She continues to be willing to advocate for her patients and their families at all times. This says a great deal about the person and nurse Brigitte is.
Please join APSNA in congratulating Brigitte Staum for receiving the Spotlight Award for the second quarter of 2020.
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2018: Rebekah Barrette & Xoana Zampieri
2017: Tonya Stafford
2016: Anja Glassner
Past Spotlight Award Recipients
2018: Rebekah Barrette MS, RN, PCNS-BC, WCC
Xoana Zampieri BSN, RN, WCC, CPN
Rebekah Barrette MS, RN, PCNS-BC, WCC and Xoana Zampieri BSN, RN, WCC, CPN were approached by the APSNA ECAG and were asked to revise the Ostomy web pages on the APSNA website. They were both previous Foster Grant winners. They conducted
a thorough literature review and preserved the work that Liz Foster had done previously. They went above and beyond, we are thankful to have wound, continence and ostomy leaders within our organization.
The nomination letter speaks clearly and fully supports that both deserve to receive the Spotlight award. Please join APSNA in congratulating Ms. Barrette and Ms. Zampieri for receiving the Spotlight Award for the third and fourth
quarter in 2018.
2017: Tonya Stafford, BSN, RN, CPN
Tonya is a Clinical Nurse on the Pediatric Surgery & Trauma floor at UNC
Chapel Hill. She is a member of the pediatric family advisory board, validator for pediatric competencies, frequent preceptors, retention and recruitment committee, and was voted Children’s Service Nurse of the Year in 2017. She is
considered one of the “unit moms,” – she takes staff under her wings, is a mentor, and overall has a positive influence.
The nomination letter speaks clearly and fully supports that she deserves to receive the Spotlight award. Please join APSNA in congratulating Tonya for receiving the Spotlight Award for the first quarter.
2016: Anja Glassner, BSN, RN, CPN
Anja Glassner was nominated last quarter for the Spotlight Award.
Anja works on the surgical ward at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She is known to be a strong nurse that advocates for her patients. She enjoys being a nurse to the fullest. There have been many times that Anja goes above and beyond
to care for her patients and ensures that they get the top of the line care that they deserve. The nomination letter speaks clearly and fully supports that she deserves to receive the Spotlight award. Please join APSNA in congratulating
Anja for receiving the Spotlight Award for the 2016 1st Quarter.