Nurses have long been touted for practicing the art and science of patient care. And in years past, Madison Magazine and WISC-TV3 have taken note, highlighting nurses who have touched the lives of patients in meaningful ways. 

This year, however, we decided to focus on nurses as the key players they’ve become as health care evolves and becomes more complex to meet changing and growing demands. Because who has better perspective on needs, or more valuable recommendations for improvements, than nurses?