As a regional finalist, Gunning, a clinical practice leader at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, is one of 30 nurses from the New England region who will be honored at the Nursing Spectrum Excellence Awards Banquet this month in Boston.
Gunning, a resident of Brighton, is a second-career nurse, who used his business background to partner with nursing leadership to create a mentoring program for new nursing graduates. Working closely with management, he designed the program and created an advertising campaign to attract nurses to the program and materials to match applicants. Gunning is also a principle investigator and is working closely with his manager in a research study on the outcomes of group mentoring in the medical/surgical setting.
The awards are presented by Nursing Spectrum, a national publication of source of local and national nursing news.
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