Every year, our annual Nursing Excellence Awards allow us a great opportunity to celebrate the dedicated nurses who show compassion to our patients every day. The following six awardees represent the more than 8,000 talented nurses at NYC Health + Hospitals who are at the heart of our mission to care for every New Yorker without exception.
Antonina Shamarina, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing (HBSON) began its baccalaureate degree program in nursing in 1955. In 1969, when Bellevue Hospital closed its School of Nursing (the first U.S. school founded on Nightingale’s model for nursing education), Hunter moved its nursing program to the Bellevue School’s location and renamed it to honor that school’s historic contributions.
Today, HBSON enrolls over 1,000 students in its baccalaureate, master’s and DNP programs, educating nurses at multiple levels to provide care to culturally diverse, urban, and global communities.