Awards & Appreciations

Awards & Appreciations

  • Inducted as Fellow of the Academy of Nursing of South Africa, August 2011
  • Inducted into the Hall of Fame for Excellence in Research in Nursing, FUNDISA/NEA conference, 2 August 2011, Sun City, South Africa
  • Distinguished Service Medallion, Sigma Theta Tau International, November 2011, Grapevine, Texas, USA
  • Recognition award for International Leadership in Research, North-West University, 29 October 2011
  • Published article, Coetzee, SK & Klopper, HC, Compassion fatigue within nursing practice: A concept analysis, second in the top cited papers in Nursing and Health Sciences in 2011 (Press release 17 July 2013.
  • Presidential Award for the Best Published Article, for the article titled “Positive Practice Environments for Critical Care Units in SA: A Grounded Theory”, R Pretorius and HC Klopper, published in International Nursing Review, 2011, 3 July 2012
  • Presidential Award for the Best Published Article, for the article titled “Compassion Fatigue:concept analysis”, SK Coetzee and HC Klopper, published in Nursing and Health Sciences, 2010, 3 August 2011
  • Inducted as Honorary Member of Golden Key, 6 April 2011
  • Nursing Excellence Award for Leadership in Nursing Education in lieu of “her dedicated and visionary leadership in the profession; and her competency, tenacity, passion and drive to promote the development of nursing education”.  12 October 2010, NEA/FUNDISA Conference, Cape Town.
  • HAI Award, presented with appreciation for contribution and support to the Nursing Profession, Health Advance Institute, 26 August 2010, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
  • Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of distinguished service and selfless dedication to the Chapter and the President during the 2008-2010 biennium.  2 August 2010, Nairobi, Kenya, 2010
  • Distinguished Service Medallion, Sigma Theta Tau International, November 2009, Indianapolis, Indiana USA
  • Certificate of Appreciation awarded by the Board of Directors, as member of the Conference Organizing Committee, for the 7th Annual Conference of Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter of STTI, held from 30th July- 02 August 2007, Lilongwe, Malawi.
  • Presidential Award for the Best Published Article, for the article titled “A comparison of HIV positive and negative pregnant women at a public sector hospital in South Africa”,written by Bodkin, C; Klopper, HC and Langley, GC, published in Journal of Clinical Nursing, June 2006, at the 6th Annual Conference of Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter of STTI, 4 August 2006. The publication of the article was followed by three radio interviews that were broadcasted and seventeen international press releases i.e. Ireland, USA, China, Australia, South Africa, UK
  • Certificate of Appreciationawarded by the Board of Directors, as member of the Conference Organizing Committee, for the 6th Annual Conference of Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter of STTI, held from 1-4 August 2006, Durban, SA
  • Front page cover story “Hester makes history for the Africa Honor Society”, Nursing Update, July 2006, Volume 30, No 6, pp. 18-20.
  • Charterreceived from the North–West University, School of Nursing Science, on 09 June 2006 during 40th Anniversary Celebrations for Leadership and Ambassadorship Globally for Nursing
  • Certificate of Appreciation as token of recognition for services rendered as Board Member of the Africa Honour Society of Sigma Theta Tau International, August 2004, Gabarone, Botswana
  • CHSRF/CIHR Grant and Research Internship, May – July 2004 (had to decline due to international relocation)
  • LENNONS merit bursary from DENOSA for Doctoral studies, 1993
  • Merit bursary for Doctoral studies from RAU, 1993
  • Merit bursary for Masters degree studies from RAU, 1992
  • Prize for research presentation, Doctoral degree category, Research forum, RAU, April 1994
  • HAUM medal and cash prize for best presentation at National Conference, Nurse Educators Association, 28 August 1993
  • Prize for best research presentation, Masters degree category, Research forum, RAU, 30 April 1993
  • Best GNS Student, 1985