History of the Awards
In 1986, the National Flight Nurses Association* (NFNA) Board of Directors sought some means to recognize exceptional leaders in the profession of flight nursing. Determining that leadership skills and journalistic communication were two important factors in advancing the profession, awards were developed to acknowledge outstanding capabilities in these areas.
The Katz-Mason and Jordan Awards were first presented to the persons they were named after at the 1986 NFNA Conference held in Washington, DC. Marcia Katz and Jean Mason were the two persons most instrumental in the organization of NFNA and provided exceptional leadership for the Association during its earliest years.
John Jordan developed the edited Flight Nurses News, the first newsletter type communication of NFNA. Flight Nurse News evolved into the Journal of Aeromedical Healthcare, which later became the AeroMedical Journal.
Katz-Mason Award For Transport Nursing Excellence
This award is presented for exceptional leadership to an individual who has had a positive impact on flight transport nursing on a global scale. The recipient must be a registered nurse and an active member of ASTNA.
Forward all nominations to the
ASTNA Nominations Committee
13918 E. Mississippi Avenue, Suite 215
Aurora, CO 80012
Award winners will be presented with their award in conjunction with the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), conference registration, airfare and one night lodging will be provided as the award prize).
*Also known as the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association(ASTNA)
Past Katz-Mason Award Recipients
||Major Christopher Paige
||Capt. Paula Crawford-Gamble
||Capt. Gregory J. Rupert