Jones earns distinction

Aug. 30, 2013 @ 05:45 PM

Rebecca “Becky” Jones of Henderson has been named the recipient of the sixth annual Aspiring Nurse Leader Award by University of North Carolina Hospitals.

In a letter informing Jones of the award, Shannon Suttles and Maria Bunch, who jointly chair the UNCH Shared Governance Nursing Professional Development Council, wrote: “We received many wonderful nominations and were impressed by both your leadership and commitment to nursing at UNCH.

“You are clearly a role model who goes above and beyond in your practice and inspires colleagues to give the best of themselves.”

Jones is a critical care nurse in the Medicine Progressive Care Unit at UNC Hospitals. Megan O’Connor, manager of the unit, nominated Jones for the award because of her clinical excellence, contributions to quality of care improvement and her drive and desire to achieve more in the work environment.

“Becky is very flexible and adaptable. Patients are always at the center of her care,” said Dana Riebman, assistant manager of the unit.

Prior to her current assignment, Jones held positions with Duke University Medical Center and Maria Parham Medical Center. She also has taught at Vance-Granville Community College and worked as a consultant with Ameripath Consulting Pathology Services.

Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science from N.C. State University. She has an associate’s degree from Vance-Granville Community College and a diploma from Maria Parham School of Radiologic Technology.

She is working on a master’s degree in the nurse practitioner program at Duke University and expects to receive the degree in December of 2014.

She is married to Dr. Michael Jones, a retired pathologist.

Jones will be formally honored at an awards ceremony on Nov. 7 in Chapel Hill.


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