Nightingale Awards

Continuing the Tradition of Recognizing Excellence in Nursing

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, who epitomized the art of helping people toward their optimal health.

Registered Nurses in Colorado Springs are nominated by colleagues and friends and recognized at an Awards dinner on March 15, 2015 at the The Pinery. The goal of the Nightingale Event is to recognize these outstanding nurses and to raise funds for next years award event, scholarships and educational activities for nurses in our area.

Registered nurses throughout the state are nominated in the fall of each year by solicitation from 7 regions throughout the state (Central, Southeast, Southwest, San Luis Valley, Western, Centennial, Colorado Springs).  Each region hosts a local event for nominees in their area where 6 finalists (or Luminaries) are recognized.  Luminaries are then sent to the State Selection Committee for consideration for receipt of a Nightingale Award.  Six Nightingale Award Winners (state level) will be selected.

The Luminaries (regional level) and Nightingale Award winners (state level) will be from one of each of the following six categories/areas of recognition:

Category I: Nurses in Clinical Practice
A.  Leadership
B.  Advocacy
C.  Innovation

Category II:  Administrators, Educators, Researchers, and Non-Traditional Practice Roles
A.  Leadership
B.  Advocacy
C.  Innovation

The nominator and nominee must select the category and area of recognition. An individual may be nominated in only one category each year.

If you have questions, please contact Katrina Smith at Colorado Nurses Foundation, (800) 205‐6655, or via email at katrina@civicamanagement.com.