Damaris Landaverde, RN, received the Maggie Kline Nursing Award during the 2022 GPHA Annual Meeting and Conference on Jekyll Island.
The Maggie Kline Nursing Award was established in 1989 to honor Maggie Kline who, for several years, coordinated the continuing education program for public health nurses in Georgia. This award is specifically designed to recognize a newcomer to public health nursing who demonstrates: excellence in the execution of public health programs or services, creative or innovative approaches to practices that results in improved utilization of public health programs and services, and exemplary nursing practice that employs the use of individual and population-based care.
Landaverde began her nursing career in August 2021 at the Pickens County Health Department shortly after completing Nursing School. Prior to attending nursing school, Landaverde worked within the WIC program for public health.
Landaverde is a new nurse with the drive and desire to become a well-trained public health nurse and if the first 6 months of her nursing career are any indication of the future, public health will be blessed to have her as part of the Public Health Nursing Section.