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The Tennessee Nurses Association Achievement Awards Program is designed to recognize nursing leaders and friends of nursing. It is TNA’s opportunity to acknowledge exceptional dedication, commitment, and professionalism. 

Annual Membership Awards

Nursing Excellence Award - Nursing Education


Christie Manasco
PhD, MSN, RN

Nursing Excellence Award - Nursing Research


Ruth Klienpell
PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, FAANP


Nursing Excellence Award - Advanced Practice


April Kapu
DPN, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN

Outstanding Member Award


    Melinda Evans
    MBA, BSN, RN


    Special Awards

    Alma E. Gault Leadership Award:


    Marvia Balfour-Coleman
    MSA, BSN, RN


    Louise Browning Political Nurse Award:


    John Dixon
    BSN, MSN, RN


    Location: 545 Mainstream Drive, Suite 401, 
    Nashville, TN 37228-1296
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CDT)
    Phone: (615) 254-0350


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