Sylvia Weber, MS, RN, CNS
Marc Kalapos, RN, BSN, MS
Nancy Robin, RN, M.Ed.
Sylvia Weber, Marc Kalapos and Nancy Robin recognized for nursing
excellence; Nurses Week is May 6-12, 2013
Two nurses from The Miriam Hospital and one nurse from Newport Hospital
were recently recognized by the Rhode Island State Nurses Association
(RISNA) for their contributions to the field of nursing and dedication
to patient care at the association’s annual Nightingale Gala.
Sylvia Weber, MS, RN, CNS, a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric
and geriatric nursing at The Miriam Hospital, was inducted into the
Rhode Island Nursing Hall of Fame. The RISNA Nurse Leader of the Year
award was presented to Marc Kalapos, RN, BSN, MS, director of
medical/surgical nursing at Newport Hospital. Nancy Robin, RN, M.Ed.,
emergency department nurse educator at The Miriam Hospital, received
RISNA’s Clinical Nurse Educator of the Year award.
Weber helped pioneer the introduction and integration of holistic health
and complimentary healing modalities in the Rhode Island area. The
government relations consultant to RISNA, she is active in a number of
community and professional organizations and has received numerous
nursing and civic awards, including the American Nurses Credentialing
Center’s advanced practice nurse award in 2000. Weber received a diploma
in nursing from Kings County Hospital School of Nursing, a bachelor’s
degree in nursing from New York University and a master’s degree in
nursing from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Kalapos earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Salve Regina
University in 1995 and joined Newport Hospital in 1996 as a certified
nursing assistant. He earned a master’s degree in health care
administration in 2003. Kalapos was named director of surgical nursing
in 2009 and director of medical/surgical nursing later the same year,
taking on responsibility for nursing on the hospital’s three inpatient
medical and surgical units. In 2012 Kalapos was named to Providence
Business News’ “Forty under 40” list.
Robin is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and served
as Rhode Island’s delegate to the association from 2007 to 2009. She
received her diploma in nursing from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of
Nursing, her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Rhode Island College and
her master’s degree from Rhode Island College. A resident of
Harrisville, R.I., Robin began her nursing career at The Miriam Hospital
in 1977 and has published numerous nursing articles and is a frequent
presenter at ENA conferences.
All Nightingale Award nominations were reviewed and evaluated by an
independent expert panel of nurse leaders from outside Rhode Island. The
panel selected award recipients based on how well the materials received
address the specific criteria for each award category.