Grace Buttriss Named – North Carolina Great 100
Dr. Grace Buttriss is currently the Clinical Nurse Leader Coordinator for the CNL Graduate Track at Queens University of Charlotte. She provides classroom and clinical instruction for the Graduate Program.
The Great 100, Inc. is a grassroots peer recognition organization honoring the nursing profession in North Carolina by:
- Recognizing the importance of Registered Nurses in diverse practice settings
- Positively impacting the image of nursing and nursing as a profession
- Acknowledging 100 North Carolina Nurses annually who demonstrate excellence in practice and commitment to their profession
- Contributing funds for scholarships for Registered Nurse education.
In the summer of 1988, a Registered Nurse by the name of Heather Thorne, called together a group of Registered Nurses from across North Carolina to develop a plan for selecting and recognizing Registered Nurses. The recipients would be recognized for their outstanding professional ability and for the contributions they had made to improving the healthcare services in their community. Her dream, modeled after a program developed by Registered Nurses in Louisiana, was designed to promote nursing and to raise funds for nursing scholarships. Since 1989, the Great 100 has been able to award over $556,000 in nursing scholarships. Schools/programs of nursing education are selected via a rotating basis.