At Wambi, we celebrate the nursing workforce 365 days of the year.

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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 Nurses Make the 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 the 2024 Wambi Nurse of the Year and Honorable Mentions

Raul Gonzalez – Wambi Nurse of the Year
University of Miami’s UHealth

“Your unwavering dedication to patient care is truly awe-inspiring. Your compassion, expertise, and tireless efforts make a profound difference in the lives of those you serve. Your ability to comfort, heal, and advocate sets a standard of excellence for us all. Your commitment to continuous learning and selflessness are a testament to your remarkable character. Thank you for your invaluable contributions, kindness, and unwavering commitment to improving the world, one patient at a time. He is truly the epitome of what it means to be the best nurse. His compassion, care, and dedication to our patients are unique”.

I am thrilled to nominate Nurse Raul Gonzalez Machado from the University of Miami Health System for the prestigious title of Wambi Employee of the Year. Raul has been an outstanding member of our healthcare team since joining us in 2020, and his contributions have been truly exceptional. Raul began his journey with us on the Surgical Oncology Stepdown unit, demonstrating unwavering dedication and a commitment to excellence from the outset. In recognition of his exemplary performance and leadership skills, he was promoted to the role of Charge Nurse in 2022, where he continued to excel. During 2023, Raul’s dedication to professional development and patient care shone brightly as he completed the WTA class and training, emerging as the department’s wound care champion. His expertise in wound care has been instrumental in our efforts to reduce Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPIs), aligning perfectly with our Zero Harm Projects. What truly sets Raul apart is his remarkable compassion, charisma, and proficiency as a nurse, as evidenced by the numerous accolades he has received from our patients on the Wambi platform. Raul embodies the core values of nursing and fully aligns with the mission of the University of Miami Health System. In summary, Raul’s outstanding contributions, dedication to patient care, and embodiment of our organizational values make him an exceptional candidate for the Wambi Employee of the Year award. I wholeheartedly endorse his nomination and believe he is truly deserving of this honor.”


“Raul is the most dedicated, caring, and empathetic nurse I know. I believe that he deserves and has earned this nomination for his excellent hard work and effort. He is not just kind to his patients and their families but also shows compassion for his coworkers and is a true team player. He is loved by all the patients in his unit and also by his coworkers. His nursing skills are exceptional and his knowledge is impressive. If you had choose one nurse in the UM tower think of him. When he is called for the nomination, you will know that he is the right choice when you hear the cheering and applause. I am nominating whom I believe to be the best for this award.

Amanda Warwick – Honorable Mention
Marshfield Health System

Aundrea B. – Honorable Mention

USC Arcadia/Methodist Hospital of Southern California

Join us in celebrating these nurses and our previous recipients!

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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!

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

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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