November 22, 2002

Etherington honored by Nightingale Foundation

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Carol Etherington, assistant professor of Nursing, was recently presented the 2003 International Achievement Award by the Florence Nightingale International Foundation (FNIF).

Etherington was chosen for the award based on her international contribution in advocacy for vulnerable and victimized populations as well as victims of disasters. Her national involvement on issues like child abuse, ethics and human rights also contributed to the award. Louise Browning, president of the Tennessee Nurses Association, nominated Etherington for the award. She was then chosen by the American Nurses Association as the candidate from the United States.

Upon receiving the award, Etherington will address the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Conference Congress on June 28 is Marrakech, Morocco. The ICN is a federation of 124 national nurses’ associations representing nurses worldwide.

Also, on Nov. 9, Etherington was formally elected president of the Board of Directors for MSF USA (Doctors Without Borders), the first time a nurse has been elected to this prestigious position.