Donna Wright Honored with 2024 Marlene Kramer Lifetime Achievement Award

Creative Health Care Management (CHCM) proudly announces that Donna Wright, a stalwart in nursing professional development, has been awarded the esteemed 2024 Marlene Kramer Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD). This accolade, established in 2016, epitomizes the zenith of recognition in the nursing profession and highlights those who have made substantial impacts on the field.

Donna Wright | CHCM

A Legacy of Leadership and Development

Donna Wright’s profound influence in nursing extends through her innovative practices and seminal publications, crucial for anyone in the field. Her association with Creative Health Care Management has not only fueled her professional journey but also bolstered her commitment to continued growth among her peers.

Gen Guanci, CEO of CHCM, remarked on Wright’s accolade, stating, “This prestigious award, to be presented at the ANPD Aspire Convention, acknowledges Wright’s significant contributions to nursing professional development. Her dedication to creating growth in others is a testament to her character and commitment.”

About Donna Wright, MS, RN, NPD-BC

Recognized for her unwavering dedication to the nursing profession, Wright has been a beacon of knowledge and professional practice. Her tenure at CHCM and extensive contributions through books and publications have profoundly and greatly advanced the field. Wright is celebrated not only for her expertise but also for her engaging consulting and speaking style, marked by sharp humor and insightful perspectives.

The Impact of Wright’s Work

Wright’s groundbreaking work, The Ultimate Guide to Competency Assessment in Health Care, presents a streamlined strategy for evaluating competencies, essential for effective results in healthcare settings.

With over 50,000 copies sold globally, her work has set the benchmark for competency evaluation in the industry.

The 2024 ANPD Aspire Convention

The ANPD Aspire convention was held April 9-12, 2024. Donna was presented the Marlene Kramer Lifetime Achievement Award on April 10, 2024. The event was a significant moment, celebrating the highest honor within the nursing and nursing professional development community.

Donna Wright Acceptance Speech

In her acceptance speech for the Marlene Kramer Lifetime Achievement Award, Donna expressed profound gratitude and honor at receiving this prestigious recognition. She reflected on her long-standing membership with ANPD since its inception over 30 years ago, acknowledging how it has significantly shaped her career.

She praised the organization for its creativity, analytical approach, and forward-thinking nature, which have supported her professional growth. Emphasizing her commitment to continuing her passion for professional development in nursing, she highlighted its fundamental role in strengthening the nursing profession. She concluded by thanking the organization for the award, underscoring her appreciation and dedication.

Donna Wright was present at Creative Health Care Management’s booth and engaged with attendees, sharing insights, and offering a sneak peek into new technology platforms from Creative Health Care Insight. This interaction presented a unique opportunity to learn directly from a leader whose work has touched every corner of the globe.

What is the Marlene Kramer Lifetime Achievement Award?

The Marlene Kramer Lifetime Achievement Award is a prestigious accolade in the field of nursing professional development.

The award is named after Dr. Marlene Kramer, a distinguished scholar and advocate for nursing education and practice, this award is conferred by the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD). It recognizes individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to the nursing profession and have had a profound and enduring impact on the practice and development of the nursing community.

Who was Dr. Marlene Kramer?

Dr. Marlene Kramer is best known for her work in advancing the theory and practice of nursing, focusing extensively on the professional development of nurses and the improvement of conditions within the nursing workplace. Her research and writings have explored topics such as nurse job satisfaction, the work environment of nurses, and the effects of organizational structures on nursing practice.

Kramer’s pioneering work has played a crucial role in shaping modern nursing practices and education, making her one of the most influential figures in her field.

Year Born:


Year Died:

2022 (age 91 years)

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Stanford University (1966), Case Western Reserve University (1958), Saint Louis University (1953)

When was the Marlene Kramer Lifetime Achievement Award Established?

The establishment of the Marlene Kramer Lifetime Achievement Award by the ANPD Board of Directors in 2016, and its first presentation to Dr. Kramer herself in 2017, were meant to honor her enduring legacy and dedication within nursing research and the broader nursing community. The award continues to celebrate individuals who embody Dr. Kramer’s spirit of innovation, excellence, and commitment to the advancement of nursing.

Press Releases

To read more about Donna Wright and the announcement of this award via a press release visit Global Newswire.



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