The Colorado Nurses Foundation, sponsor of the Nightingale Event, and the Nightingale Statewide Selection Committee encourages your nominations of candidates for the 18th Annual Nightingale Awards. The prestigious awards will be presented Saturday, May 10, 2003 at a banquet dinner in Denver. The Nightingale Awards event was founded in 1985 to honor nurses who best exemplify the philosophy and practice of Florence Nightingale, a 19th century nursing pioneer.
Registered nurses throughout Colorado are nominated by solicitation from the five Colorado Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in the state and Colorado Springs. Fifteen finalists will be selected by the six regions and forwarded to the Statewide Selection Committee, who determines the recipients.
• Nominees must be a registered nurse (RN) currently practicing in Colorado or retired from practice in Colorado.
• Nominee may have been previously nominated and/or a finalist but may not be a previous recipient.
All nominees will be honored at one of five regional events around the state.
The Colorado Nurses Foundation will dedicate funds raised from the event to be used for scholarships and educational activities for nurses throughout the state of Colorado. Kim Christiansen of Channel 9NEWS in Denver will return for her 12th year as master of ceremonies for the May 10, 2003 program.
Nomination forms are available at the local Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) or at www.uchsc.edu/ahec . All nominations must be postmarked by Friday, January 10, 2003.