Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing


Loyola alumna, faculty receive Pinnacle Nurse Leader awards

Nurses honored for contributions to their profession 

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Pam Clementi, PhD, RN-BC, PhD ’06, Audrey Klopp, PhD, RN, NHA, and Janet McCarthy, RN, MSN, MBA, were honored with Pinnacle Nurse Leader Awards at the 16th Annual Power of Nursing Leadership Event recently in Chicago.

These award winners were selected by their peers for their extraordinary service in nursing and for making positive, lasting changes in their profession while serving as mentors to those less experienced. They were among 25 nurses to be recognized.

Each of these award winners has worked in nursing for more than three decades. Dr. Clementi, an alumna of Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, is the manager of nursing education at Loyola University Health System.  Dr. Klopp is an assistant professor and the director of Loyola’s DNP Program while McCarthy is an instructor and director of the ABSN Program at the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. 

“Each of these nurses has had a lasting impact on the profession of nursing,” said Vicki Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN, dean, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. “We are proud to have these skilled professionals shaping health care across the state of Illinois.”

The PNL has become the premier gathering of the most innovative nurse leaders from academia, health systems, government and businesses throughout Illinois. The event provides an opportunity for nurse leaders in Illinois to engage with their peers who are shaping health care throughout the state and beyond.