NJ Governor’s Nursing Merit Awards Advisory Committee Membership

Darlene Borromeo with Fellow Nursing Leaders from New Jersey
Congratulations to Darlene Dilangalen Borromeo, RN FACDONA FLMI. She is the only Filipino nurse in Governor Corzine's Nursing Merit Awards Advisory Committee.
The committee is tasked to choose nurses from around to receive a Governor's Nursing Merit Award. The annual awards recognize outstanding achievement in patient care as well as in research, education and administration.

Through this awards program, New Jersey recognizes individual excellence in the nursing profession and the vital contribution nurses make to the state’s healthcare system.

New Jersey’s talented nursing leaders and cadre of dedicated nurses can be a powerful force in helping us reshape the state’s health care system into one that offers patients high quality, affordable and accessible care.

These nurses receiving awards are advanced practice nurses, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. They work in hospitals, home care, community health and academic settings.

Thus far, the Nursing Advisory Committee has recognized the state's distinguished nurses each year since 1989. The advisory committee is comprised of 16 nurses from throughout the state. There are 132,000 licensed nurses in the state.