To be eligible for this award, a nurse must meet the criteria that makes tangible the vision of Dr. Lawrence F. Kienle and his late wife, Jane Witmer Kienle, M.D. The award will honor Lawrence F. Kienle, M.D. for the generous support and guidance that he has continuously provided to the Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine. Dr. Kienle is an active benefactor, and was cobenefactor with his wife, Jane, until her demise in 1991. The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the Penn State College of Medicine have benefited greatly from the projects made possible by the generosity of the Doctors Kienle. The person we seek to honor at the Fall Convocation with an award of $1000 is that distinguished nurse who has shown exceptional humanism by simple but consistent acts of care and concern. We envision a nurse who has demonstrated acts of caring as well as valuable community service in expression of a spirit of unselfish concern for the welfare and comfort of others. Please use the following criteria in considering your nominee for this award: demonstrates consistent acts of compassionate caring and concern for her/his patients, fellow healthcare workers, and community; demonstrates empathetic awareness of the patient’s experience of illness and the desire to facilitate the healing process; serves as an effective role model in the delivery of humane nursing care; shows respect for others; demonstrates cultural sensitivity with patients and family members of diverse ethnic or religious backgrounds; displays effective communication and listening skills; understands a patient’s need for interpretation of complex medical and nursing diagnoses and treatment and makes an effort to assure patient comprehension; shows respect for the patient’s dignity; pays attention and is sensitive to the patient’s psychological well-being; effectively identifies emotional concerns of patients and family members; engenders trust and confidence; adheres to professional ethical standards; displays personal commitment to objective self-evaluation of his/her own skills.