The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program was originally developed by the VNA of South Central CT to be a collaborative effort to celebrate outstanding nurses and elevate the nursing profession. The goals of the program are to encourage retention, inspire future nurses, focus public attention and recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level.

Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners may be nominated for recognition by their employers if they are involved in clinical practice, leadership, scholarship and/or education. Nominees should have made a significant impact on patient care and/or the nursing profession; gone “beyond the call” in a clearly illustrated scenario; demonstrated excellence above what is normally expected; shown commitment to the community served in a way that is significantly above the norm; or achieved a life-long legacy in a particular arena. Over the past thirteen years, the program has honored over 1,100 nurses.

For more information on the Nightingale Nursing Awards New Haven, sponsorship opportunities, scholarships or to nominate a nurse, please visit the Nightingale Nursing Awards of New Haven page for more information and for updates about this year’s event!

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