BSN grad (and MSN student) earns Bush Family nursing excellence award

Registered nurse Jason Mattson, a bachelor’s grad and current student in UW-Green Bay’s master’s of nursing program, was honored earlier this week with the 2014 Carol and Robert Bush Excellence in Nursing Award presented by Bellin Health. The Bushes inaugurated the award 14 years ago in appreciation of outstanding care they and their family had received, and the couple personally reviews every nomination. The award is open to registered nurses currently employed with the Bellin Health System in face-to-face patient care roles. Mattson completed his BSN degree at UW-Green Bay in 2006, and joined the Bellin intensive care unit as a staff nurse in 2007. He anticipates receiving his UWGB master’s in Management and Leadership in Health Systems this summer. His citation for the award lists a long list of accomplishment and leadership activities. The Bush Award recipient receives a sculpture of a nurse and a $5,000 cash award. Mattson will be formally recognized at the annual Bellin Health VIP event on April 9 at the Lambeau Field Atrium. For photos and more on the award and Mattson.