Anne Hirsch, associate dean for graduate education and the N. Jean Bushman Endowed Chair in the College of Nursing, received a Shining Star Award from King County Nurses Association at their annual banquet on May 11.
The association presents annual awards to nurses who demonstrate excellence in their areas of practice or contribute significantly to the nursing profession.
Hirsch has chaired a design team to develop a master plan for nursing in Washington State, and was recently appointed by the governor to serve on the committee to establish core performance measures for health care. She is the only educator or nurse practitioner on the committee.
Hirsch has established a PhD program at Washington State University and two DNP programs at Washington State University and Seattle University. She has been inducted into both the Academy of Advanced Nursing Practice and the American Academy of Nursing.