Nightingale Luminary and STAR Awards
The Annual Nightingale Luminary and Star Awards provides an opportunity to acknowledge the amazing nurses in our region whose hard work continues to improve health through advocacy, innovation, and leadership. SWCAHEC believes this recognition of nurses and the nursing profession is a critical component of attracting and retaining the best nurses in southwest Colorado.
The 2017 fundraiser and silent auction raised more than $1000 dollars for the Nightingale Community Nursing Scholarship fund topping last year’s event proceeds. Two exceptional second year nursing students, Roger Youngs and Tracey Beanland from Southwest Colorado Community College, were awarded the nursing scholarships.
Congratulations to Our Winners
Six Nightingale Luminary Nominees from Southwest Colorado were awarded the “Nightingale Luminaries” and will go on to attend the statewide Nightingale award ceremony held in Denver on Saturday, May 13.
Advocacy — Susan Caudle, Mercy Hospice
Jody Lamb, Southwest Health Systems
Leadership — Nikole Young, Family Birthing Center at SW Health Systems
Administration, Education, Research or Non-traditional Practice
Advocacy— Sara Carver, Southern Rockies Addiction Treatment Services (SRATS) Innovation — Amanda Harrison, Pediatric Partners of the Southwest
Leadership — Terri Schmitt, Vista Mesa Assisted Living
Thank You to Our Sponsors
For sponsorship details, click on the link and fill out the Nightingale Sponsor Contribution Form.
Help us Grow Our Own strong RN workforce by raising funds for the
Southwest Colorado Community Nursing Scholarship!
100% of proceeds will be applied to the scholarship. Thank you!
Nominations are CLOSED for the Nightingale Luminary Awards
Please see the Colorado Nurses Foundation website for information about the Statewide
Nightingale Celebration and Awards on Saturday, May 13th.
At Nightingale Luminary and Star Awards, there will be a special STAR award presented for a novice nurse “Rising Star” and an expert nurse “Shining Star.”