Nurse Jackie#Nurse of the Year - presented by Showtime

Nurses are the uncelebrated professionals who serve as the backbone of our hospitals and medical system. Twitter has made them heard, and now they’re being celebrated...

The #Nurse of the Year Shorty Award, created in partnership with the hit SHOWTIME® series NURSE JACKIE, will be awarded to a nurse who is making a difference through Twitter and social media.

The winner will be selected based upon the number of nominations they’ve received, the impact and creativity of their tweets, and the level of innovation in their use of social media as judged by the Shorty Awards Editorial Board. Only real nurses are eligible for this Award.

Actor Stephen Wallem, who plays nurse Thor Lundgren on the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated series, will announce the winner live at the 3rd Annual Shorty Awards on March 28.

Nominations in this category will be open until Friday, March 25 at 11:59 PM EST.

The third season of NURSE JACKIE will premiere on Monday, March 28th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

For more information on NURSE JACKIE, visit the show's website and follow @SHO_Jackie on Twitter.

Questions about voting? (You can still submit a vote for fun, but the actual contest is over)

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Nurse Shorty Award Winners (Tie)

As determined by the Real-Time Academy.

Winner

Ronnievinn Pagtakhan

Ronnievinn Pagtakhan

Twitter Shorty Awards #NurseoftheYear :) your twitternurse FOLLOW ME :) NURSEeducator.Advocate.Friend.Son.Fan.Star. WE can be anyone we want to be :) soar

Winner

Matthew Browning

Matthew Browning

Founder YourNurseIsOn.com, CEO Targeted Instant Communications, Inventor IntelliBlast Communications System, RN, MSN, FNP, Healthcare 2.0, Husband & Daddy, :-)

Nurse Shorty Award Leaders

1st

Ronnievinn Pagtakhan

Ronnievinn Pagtakhan

Twitter Shorty Awards #NurseoftheYear :) your twitternurse FOLLOW ME :) NURSEeducator.Advocate.Friend.Son.Fan.Star. WE can be anyone we want to be :) soar
View nominations for Ronnievinn Pagtakhan

2nd

Jake

Jake

Registered Nurse first and foremost. Cast member of 1Girl 5Gays on MTV.ca and Logo Network very close second! Live your healthiest life.
View nominations for Jake

3rd

Nurse K

Nurse K

An ER nurse who is a stickler for making the gangbangers pull their pants up. I write a blog, too. You should read it.
View nominations for Nurse K

4th

Shelley Webb

Shelley Webb

Geriatric Care Manager-Encouraging & educating caregivers of aging loved ones. Love nature,dance, wine...& chickens. Our newsletter: http://bit.ly/eb05iq
View nominations for Shelley Webb

5th

Lynn Fishman RN

Lynn Fishman RN

Believes in the value of a mind body approach to health. Authentic & service orientated. Designs audio programs using meditation & brainwave entrainment.
View nominations for Lynn Fishman RN

6th

Matthew Browning

Matthew Browning

Founder YourNurseIsOn.com, CEO Targeted Instant Communications, Inventor IntelliBlast Communications System, RN, MSN, FNP, Healthcare 2.0, Husband & Daddy, :-)
View nominations for Matthew Browning

7th

Nancy Short

Nancy Short

Former RWJF Health Policy Fellow in Senator B Frist's office. I collect political memorabilia and cheer for Duke.
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8th

Jennifer K Vitale

Jennifer K Vitale

A critical care nurse finishing up law school. About to work for a medical malpractice firm here in NYC & I'm completely obsessed with video games. ^_^ gl hf
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9th

Vernon Dutton, R.N.

Vernon Dutton, R.N.

Critical Care R.N. Student of Nursing History. I Collect Historical Nursing Related Items.
View nominations for Vernon Dutton, R.N.

10th

Paula Pico

Paula Pico

Mulher, Mãe, BreastCancer survivor, Enfermeira, Aquariana e dizem... uma refilona de primeira!!!
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11th

12th

BarbaraFicarra

BarbaraFicarra

Journalist, Founder Healthin30.com, Radio Show Host, Executive Producer, Speaker, Health Expert, Writer Huffingtonpost.com, Consultant, Registered Nurse and…
View nominations for BarbaraFicarra

13th

LorrySchoenly PhD RN

LorrySchoenly PhD RN

Nurse writer & educator, correctional healthcare risk assessment, legal nurse consultant, Biblical Worldview Advocate, Hiker,Janeite
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14th

Ellen Richter

Ellen Richter

Legal nurse consultant & critical care nurse from NYC, now living in south Florida. A patient advocate! I manage the blog at http://www.thejerklnc.com/blog
View nominations for Ellen Richter

15th

Carole Eldridge, DNP

Carole Eldridge, DNP

College dean who embraces nursing, technology, health, online education, developing people, knowledge distribution, and empowering everyone.
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15th
(tie)

Zell Vardeleon

Zell Vardeleon

If you look good and sound good, people will love you!
View nominations for Zell Vardeleon

16th

Tracie Risling

Tracie Risling

This is the offical twitter feed for the NEPS 417.3 Issues in Nursing class, 2011.Share, learn, excite, grow!
View nominations for Tracie Risling

17th

Susan  Farese

Susan Farese

Actress (SAG/AFTRA), MSN/RN (LNC), Mom/Wife, Avid promoter of positive image of Nursing. Public Speaker, Author, MBTI Consultant
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18th

Terri Schmitt

Terri Schmitt

Spreading the important word about how Nursing can change Health Care. Faculty, NP, and student myself.
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19th

Tom RN

Tom RN

Went from Desk Support, to LVN, now RN. Work in the ER full-time Nights and part time ICC. Love my job, and huge SF Giants fan
View nominations for Tom RN