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Publish Date: 01/09/02
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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UC Celebrates History Through 10th Annual Nightingale Awards

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 Awards.

"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."

Awards 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.


Nominators are asked to describe in detail the reasons why the nominee deserves a Florence Nightingale Award, citing specific examples of direct patient care.

Nomination forms are available on the College of Nursing website at 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.

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