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Every day, nurses across the country go above and beyond the call of duty, providing compassionate, exceptional care in the face of adversity and uncertainty. The beautiful and inspiring collection of gratitude shared each day on the Wambi recognition platform demonstrates the vital necessity of nurses to our communities.


This year’s National Nurses Week theme is You Make a Difference. At Wambi, we are proud to shine a light on meaningful moments and show nurses every day that they make a difference in the lives of so many individuals.


In honor of all nurses, we’d like to invite you to join our celebration of uplifting and recognizing the essential contributions of nurses nationwide.

In 2021, Wambi launched the annual Nurse of the Year Award to shine a light on the outstanding nurses we support at Wambi nationwide. 


Users of the Wambi platform are encouraged to nominate a nurse who they believe embodies one of Wambi’s core values: Gratitude, Compassion, Joy, Imagination, and Fearlessness. The purpose of the annual initiative is to promote nurse recognition, build a culture of gratitude, and inspire feelings of teamwork and belonging. 

Congratulations to our 2023 Wambi Nurse of the Year and Honorable Mentions

Corinne Tortorici – Wambi Nurse of the Year
Hackensack Meridian Health

“Corinne Tortorici is a hardworking, one-of-a-kind, RN belonging to the Neonatal ICU. The first day I met Corinne I was in complete awe of her. She is a light that brightens the darkest of rooms and she is the glue that holds our unit together. I had the honor of being trained by her and when I say there is no nurse who shows as much joy, gratitude, compassion, imagination, and fearlessness as her, I can proudly say it with no ounce of doubt.

Corinne’s work attitude is contagious among our peers. She is the “mom” of our night shift crew and will go above and beyond for not only her patients, but her peers as well. She will celebrate the little victories as if they were life changing, for example the first time I successfully got my first IV, she applauded and marched around our unit announcing it as if I had just won a gold medal at the Olympics. She is compassionate about her job and will put her neck on the line time and time again for her patients. One of the first things she told me was, “these patients are voiceless, and it is our job to be their voice, no matter what,” and she has shown this every day and every minute she spends with the neonatal population. Corinne is creative in her work and will come up with a solution to any problem. She is fast on her feet and her mind works in ways I could only one day hope mine will. Working with this specific population of patients, we need to learn to be creative and use our brains to come up with solutions that aren’t always very clear. Corinne is always able to help her peers and shine some light on the not obvious answers. She encourages us to critically think and be our best selves and I can honestly say she is the best nurse I have ever worked with.


While I can sit and write on and on about how Corinne deserves to be recognized as nurse of the year, I feel that it is also important to acknowledge that she isn’t just a great nurse, but a great person as well. She is like the sunshine after a storm and a warm cup of coffee in the morning. Corinne never fails to let you know how great you’re doing and how proud of you she is. She is honest, realistic, and really just amazing inside and out. Like I previously stated, I am honored to be able to work side-by-side with such a one-of-a-kind nurse and I believe it is our job to recognize greatness and finally return of the favor by telling Corinne how great she is doing and how proud of her we are. With that being said, I nominate Corinne Tortorici for Nurse of the Year.”

Benedicta Macaraeg – Honorable Mention
USC Arcadia/Methodist Hospital of Southern California

Katie McCaw – Honorable Mention
ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital

Mandeep Chauhan – Honorable Mention
Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center

Liuva Ley – Honorable Mention
University of Miami’s UHealth

Britta Mousel – Honorable Mention
Marshfield Health System

Share Your Gratitude

Share thanks with a hand-written card

Post on social media to engage and inspire

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Provide support for your teams, spread joy, and celebrate nurses! Share these resources with colleagues, friends, and anyone in your network. 

Moments Move Us

During a Moments Move Us episode, Betty Jo Rocchio, SVP and Chief Nursing Officer at Mercy shares recommendations for creating a better work environment to provides nurses the work-life balance they need.

Gift Ideas for Nurses

Need a way to show your thanks? Lean into the love language of gift giving to share your appreciation for a nurse that has made a difference in your life!

Freebies and Discounts for Nurses Week

Partners and retailers are showering nurses with discounts, free gifts, and other goodies. Check out the discounts and promotions we’ve discovered.

Nursing Mental Health Services and Solutions

Explore tools and apps to support the mental health and resilience of all nurses thanks to our friends from American Nurses Association\California.

Celebrate nurses during video calls with Wambi backgrounds

Our Partnership with BALA Footwear

We are excited to partner with BALA Footwear who makes performance footwear for healthcare professionals. Since launching in January 2021, over 50K healthcare professionals have chosen BALA Twelves for their shifts because of their fluid resistant and easy to clean upper, supportive insoles, and great design.


Now, two lucky Wambi users will have the opportunity to experience the joy of BALA Footwear. Because the Wambi platform reinforces that sharing gratitude is equally as important as receiving recognition, both the 2022 Nurse of the Year and the individual who sends the winning nomination will be awarded prizes from BALA!

Being a nurse requires that we fulfill many roles for the well-being of our patients. We provide the hand to hold, the shoulder to cry on, the ears to listen, and the smile behind the mask! Nursing will never just be a job, it’s a calling.

— Eileen Kuester,  2021 Wambi Nurse of the Year

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