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
Forward all nominations to the
ASTNA Nominations Committee
7995 E. Prentice Avenue, Suite 100
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
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