It is a great honor in the life of a nurse...

The Great 100 Nurses Foundation was founded by PK Scheerle, RN in New Orleans, Louisiana thirty-one years ago. Since its founding, the Great 100 Celebrations have honored thousands of Nurses across Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. These exemplary Nurses are selected based on their concern for humanity, their contributions to the profession of Nursing, and their mentoring of others. It is a great honor in the life of the Nurse to be selected as a Great 100 Honoree and our Foundation helps each RN recognize themselves as Nurse Heroes.

We are very proud of our program. Each year, community, health care, government leaders, family, friends and peers join together to honor these Great 100 Nurses.

The funds we raise through our Celebration are used not only to honor the nurses you will meet at our annual Celebrations, but to also support nursing advocacy, nursing scholarships, and nursing research for the betterment of lives, publication of nursing discoveries and the implementation of those discoveries.

The Great 100 Nurses Celebration belongs to everyone who has met and been touched by an exceptional Nurse!

Great 100 Nurses Celebration of Arkansas

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Embassy Suites Hotel
11301 Financial Centre Parkway
Little Rock, Arkansas 72211

By Personal Invitation Only

Keynote Speaker

Suzanne S. Prevost, PhD, RN, FAAN
Angelyn Adams Giambalvo Dean and Professor

Cash Bar. Silent Auction. Business Casual Attire.

Honorees and their guests are invited to attend the Great 100 Nurses Celebration at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock. A lovely sit-down dinner will be served after the recognition ceremony.

Nominations for the 2018 Great 100 Nurses Celebration of Arkansas will open in December, 2017

Now is your chance to honor those special nurses…

We have all met an outstanding nurse whose courage, stamina, and compassion makes a difference. Now you can honor that special nurse who has exemplified concern for humanity, dedication to the great profession of nursing, and the mentoring of others.

Directions for Nomination Submission:

  • Ensure nominee is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of their nomination and has not been previously selected as a Great 100 Honoree.
  • For the Arkansas Celebration, the completed nomination form may be submitted beginning December 8, 2017, and received no later than February 1, 2018 to be eligible for consideration. Forms may be completed electronically and emailed to nominations@g100nurses.org, faxed to (504)831-3686, or mailed to the address on the form.
  • Announcement of the Great 100 Nurses for Arkansas will be made in early February 2018.
  • Each Great 100 Nurse will receive a certificate and custom pin in honor of their accomplishments.
  • You may nominate as many qualified nurses as you feel appropriate.

An anonymous panel of nurses select the Great 100 Nurse Honorees based on the following criteria:

  • How has your nominee shown concern for humanity?

  • What do you consider your nominee's most significant contribution to the profession?

  • How has your nominee served as a mentor or role model for others?

>> Nominations Are Closed, Thank you <<


Our success is due to our many sponsors every year.

Level of Sponsorship







>> Click here for 2018 Arkansas Sponsorship Form <<

Thank you to our 2017 Arkansas Sponsors

University of Arkansas Medical Center

Arkansas Children's Hospital
Baptist Health
Gifted Healthcare

Conway Regional Health System


The Great 100 Nurses Celebration Honorees

2017 Honorees
Julie K. Acree - RN Pamela A. Adams - RN
Jocelyn S. Aguon - RN Traci F. Altman. - RN
Julie Atkins - RN Brittany Beasley - RN
Ruby Jean Ben - RN Tina L. Benton - RN
Claudia Jean Beverly - RN Stephanie A. Blackwood - RN
Nancy Boykin - RN Shelia I. Brady - RN
William Shannon Bratton - RN Ashley V. Breaux - RN
Cynthia J. Brown - RN Sandra Brown - RN
Tammy Burr - RN Margo N. Bushmiaer - RN
Aurelia Celestine - RN B. Darlene Byrd - RN
Hannah Cater - RN Carolyn L. Ciak - RN
Melonese A. Clarke - RN Lori M. Cooper - RN
Bennie J. Craft - RN Cynthia Crone - RN
Jennifer Elmore - RN Susan T. Erickson - RN
Panfilo Estrada-Flores - RN Britni Fannin- RN
Faith Fields - RN Mary Helen Forrest - RN
Kimberly E. Gardenhire- RN Christopher D. Gardner - RN
Jeremy S. Garner - RN Donna M. Givens - RN
Cristin L. Goodner - RN Sandra J. Grinder - RN
Clarissa M. Hardman - RN Melodee L. Harris - RN
Shirlene W. Harris - RN Amy L. Hester - RN
Tennille L. Hill - RN Derick Holmes - RN
Edward H. Horton - RN Amy C. Huett - RN
Delia L. James - RN Cheryl F. Jones - RN
Sara L. Jones - RN Chelsea A. Kellow- Hedge - RN
Joseph Kennon - RN Christina A. Ketchum - RN
Cody W. Kindy - RN Leanne L. Lefler - RN
Cathy J. Lennartz - RN Lance K. Lindow - RN
Carolyn M. Martin - RN Brad M. Massey - RN
Taana R. McClain - RN Stephanie McGaha - RN
Jean C. McSweeney - RN Christina L. Miller - RN
Keith S. Moll - RN Lane Morris - RN
Shelia D. Newton - RN Angela D. Norman - RN
Linda S. Orrell - RN Amy L. Overton McCoy - RN
Susan K. Patton - RN Alice Kristine Penn - RN
Stephen J. Pennington - RN Laura Kathryn Phillips - RN
Susan B. Porter - RN Joetta D. Powell - RN
Librada A. Ramirez - RN Anja Rassmann - RN
Lori Reynolds - RN Sarah J. Rhoades - RN
Mary Roberts - RN Christina L. Rone-Weaver - RN
Samantha J. Rose - RN Pamela D. Royal - RN
Marie Sandusky - RN Brook M. Scalzo - RN
Karen J. Scott - RN Brenda Jo Scott - RN
Sherrie A. Searcy-Lyle - RN Judith E. Seidenschnur - RN
Julia A. Sindle - RN Kaylee C. Sisoukrath - RN
Diane Smith - RN Deborah A. Spadoni - RN
Lisa J. Speer - RN Misty A. Staub - RN
Mercy N. Vaughn - RN Penny Ward - RN
Jill C. Warner - RN Clint A. Weigel - RN
Deonna Whatley - RN Mary Jane Willard - RN
Kristin E. Williams - RN


If you would like to volunteer, please send an email with your contact information to
info@g100nurses.org and we will send you more information.


Pictures of our first Great 100 Nurses Celebration of Arkansas
Coming in Spring 2017


If you or someone you know is interested in supporting
the Great 100 Nurses, please email info@g100nurses.org
or call us at 504.539.4378 for more information

Mailing Address:
Great 100 Nurses Foundation
2748 Metairie Lawn Drive
Metairie, LA 70002

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Fax (504)831-3686