Margo Dailey-Filipkowski, MSN, RN, a nurse educator with Trinity Health, has received one of this year’s Legendary Nurse Awards from the North Dakota Center for Nursing.
Nikki Medalen, MS, BSN, who serves on the Center’s Board of Directors presented Dailey-Filipkowski the “Evidence Based Practice Award.” It recognizes nurses who demonstrate clinical excellence by employing the most current evidence-based practices in patient care decision-making.
Margo joined the education department in 2009 as Trinity’s first nurse educator. She has worked with new graduates and experienced nurses in numerous departments and currently serves as clinical nurse educator in the Intensive Care Unit. “She is a champion of evidenced-based practice, with a passion that is unmatched,” said Melissa Regalado-Smith, Nurse Educator Supervisor with Trinity Health.
Margo, whose nomination was submitted by first-year nurse Angela Schultz, BSN, RN, called the honor humbling. “I always say embrace change. Without change we don’t become better,” she said.
Margo began her career as a CNA at Trinity Homes, which inspired her to pursue a nursing degree. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minot State University and joined St. Joseph’s Hospital’s critical care unit in 1992. She later received a master’s degree in nursing from the University of North Dakota.
The North Dakota Center for Nursing launched its Legendary Nurse Awards program in 2015 to honor exemplary nurses across the state.