Cincinnati-- Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), recognized as the
matriarch of modern nursing, exemplified compassion and caring
throughout her life. In the spirit of Nightingale's legacy, the UC
College of Nursing seeks to recognize excellence in direct patient care
by today's nurses.
The Board of Advisors of the UC College of
Nursing invites patients, family and friends of patients, colleagues,
physicians and other health care professionals to nominate outstanding
registered nurses (RNs) to be considered for the Florence Nightingale
"For the last decade the Florence Nightingale Awards have
been the premier event in Cincinnati, celebrating the excellent
delivery of direct patient care. Throughout history, nurses have acted
as patient care providers, patient advocates, care coordinators and
often, the patient and families' link to physicians and other health
care providers," said Andrea Lindell, RN, MSN, DNSc, dean of the UC
College of Nursing. "Nurses deserve recognition for the invaluable
services they provide and their efforts on behalf of patients."
will be made on April 16 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, with each
recipient being presented a commemorative plaque as well as either a
Board of Advisors Award (six $1,000 monetary awards will be presented),
or a Dean's Award (10 $400 monetary awards will be presented).
Nominees for the awards must meet the following criteria:
- Currently be licensed as a registered nurse
- Be a resident and currently employed in the Greater Cincinnati area
- Demonstrate excellence in direct patient care.
are asked to describe in detail the reasons why the nominee deserves a
Florence Nightingale Award, citing specific examples of direct patient
Nomination forms are available on the College of Nursing website at www.nursing.uc.edu
or by calling (513) 558-4138. Nominations must be postmarked by March
1. Please submit forms to: Florence Nightingale Awards for Nursing, UC
Medical Center, Office of Development-College of Nursing, PO Box
670544, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0544. For more information, contact the
Florence Nightingale Hotline at (513) 558-5803.