March of Dimes Nurse of the Year-Heroes in Action Awards Nomination-2023
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Nominate a nurse for the 2023 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year-Heroes in Action Awards!


The March of Dimes is honored to pay tribute to the nursing profession and recognize extraordinary nurses throughout our community. The remarkable efforts of these individuals often go unsung and through Heroes in Action, we are able to honor those who make a difference in the lives of so many.

To nominate a nurse, please use the form below. After the nomination is submitted, your nominee will receive a congratulatory phone call or email, a copy of your nomination and an application to become a finalist.

To be included in the winner selection process, your nominee must complete the application form. A Selection Committee, comprised of healthcare professionals from around the state, will carefully review all applications, which will be blinded for anonymity. 

For more information please contact:

Laurie Applekamp, or 405-415-1262

Linsey Phillips, or 405-315-8181

Event Chair is Melissa Alvillar, Chief Nursing Officer of Comanche County Memorial Hospital and the Selection Committee Chair is Karyl James, Regional Chief Nursing Office of Mercy Oklahoma City. 

  1. To be eligible, the nurse you intend to nominate must be in good standing with the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing

  2. Read all instructions carefully and fill out the online form completely. There are multiple sections to complete in this online application. Please complete all fields and all sections.

  3. You will be able to save and go back to the form. You can return using the account you recreated.  You MUST click the save & logout button to save your answers.

  4. Your nominee will receive an email indicating they have been nominated for a Nurse of the Year Award and prompting them to apply using an online link.