The Nevada Hospital Association is pleased to recognize the 2021 Nursing Essay Contest Winners. The Nursing Essay Contest originated in 2001 to inspire nursing professionals and nursing students to share their positive experiences and insights into the career of nursing. This year’s theme, “Making a Difference Every Day During Unprecedented Times”, encompasses the unique contributions nurses make in the care of patients and their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s winners are (their winner essay can be found by clicking the link for each person :
Dan Kunde from Kindred Hospital Las Vegas – Flamingo, who won in the category of “Commitment/Retention”.
Early Ritter, Director of Women’s Services at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, who won in the category of “Professional Development”.
Nicole Groff, from Desert View Hospital, who won in the category of “Attraction”.


Dan Kunde, his wife and administration from Kindred Hospital Las Vegas – Flamingo
Early Ritter and administration from Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
Nicole Groff and administration from Desert View Hospital