Rumay Alexander Receives AONE Prism Award

Chicago, IL (February 26, 2010) —The AONE Institute, an activity of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and a 501(c)(3) unit of the Health Research and Educational Trust, has announced the recipients of its 2010 recognition awards, which highlight AONE members and an AONE chapter who have demonstrated the “best of the best” in leadership practice, and whose work sets an example for every nurse leader.

The recipients, to be honored during the AONE 43rd Annual Meeting and Exposition, April 9-13, 2010 in Indianapolis, IN, are:

Prism Award
Dr. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, professor and director of multicultural affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC
For more than 25 years, Alexander has been a strong and consistent professional presence in the field of nursing while advocating for cultural diversity, its understanding, embracement and application. Alexander has played a significant role in the development and implementation of cultural understanding and application of multicultural concepts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. She has provided leadership as a member of the AONE Diversity Committee and was instrumental in developing the initial AONE position statement on diversity. Additionally, Alexander developed a model called “Courageous Dialogues” that uses candid conversations about the multi-faceted nature of diversity and the issues that often surface when communities develop the courage to ask questions, share stories and open up environments for discussion.