Nurse Supervisor at Downtown Honored as UW “Nurse of the Year”  

The week of May 6-12 was National Nurses Week, and the University of Washington School of Nursing chose a nurse supervisor from Downtown Public Health Center to honor. Jayne Kauzloric was presented with the 2017 “Distinguished Advocate, Administrator, Leader Award” at the 2017 Nurses Recognition Banquet on May 10. The nomination recognized Jayne’s “tireless efforts and impact towards the local community,” highlighting how the award committee was impressed with her dedication to teaching students compassion through implementation of the needle exchange program, the health department’s refugee screening clinic and healthcare for the homeless.

The committee said “Thanks to your work, students have been advocates for the homeless, learning what it means to be a caring and compassionate person and make a difference in the lives of those who go unnoticed and uncared for.”

Currently, Jayne is a supervisor for the Nurse Family Partnership program.