The Central San Joaquin Valley Nursing Hall of Fame inducted Dr. Elizabeth (Sam) Wilkerson at its fourth annual awards luncheon Sept. 19.

Wilkerson joined seven other nursing leaders who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame over the past three years. Each leader has been recognized for lifetime dedication and achievements in nursing and remarkable leadership in Central California.

Wilkerson taught nursing at California State University, Fresno from 1986-2005. She has a distinguished career that covers more than 44 years as a bedside nurse, educator, technology pioneer and role model to countless patients, families and students.

The Hall of Fame was created in 2004 as a collaborative project involving nursing leaders and sponsoring organizations, including the College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Fresno; the Nursing Leadership Council of the Central San Joaquin Valley; and the Mu Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

Plaques honoring Nursing Hall of Fame inductees are located on the Fresno State campus just north of the Kennel Bookstore in McLane Hall (H-Wing), next to the Nursing Resource Center in Room 180.

For more information, contact Brandie Campbell at 559.278.7940 or 559.994.3189.