Nightingale Luminary and STAR Awards 2018-04-24T10:25:35+00:00


Thank you to all our sponsors for a great 2018 Nightingale and Luminary event. Stay tuned in the Fall of 2018 for details on next year’s event.

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.  We believe this recognition of nurses and the nursing profession is a critical component of attracting and retaining the best nurses in southwest Colorado.

Nominees from Southwestern Colorado will attend the Statewide Nightingale Award ceremony to be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Denver.

Special Keynote Speaker Jean Watson!

Thank you to our keynote speaker Jean Watson, the Founder and Director of the non-profit foundation, Watson Caring Science Institute for making our 2018 incredibly special.

Become a Sponsor!

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. Fill out the Nightingale Sponsor Contribution Form or click here to make a donation to the scholarship program with a credit card. Thank you! We appreciate your support!

Nominate a nurse for the Southwest Regional STAR Awards

When you nominate a nurse for the STAR Awards, you are saying “THANK YOU FOR GIVING. THANK YOU FOR CARING!  AND JUST A SIMPLE THANK YOU!” Help us honor those exceptional nurses in our community.

At the Nightingale Luminary and Star Awards, there will be a special award presented for a novice nurse “Rising Star” and an expert nurse “Shining Star.” Nurses are nominated by their peers and the community. 

Silent Art Auction

All proceed from the annual silent auction goes towards The Community Nursing Scholarship Fund.

Thank you to all the artists who submitted their ORIGINAL Artwork (ie: Paintings, Jewelry, Pottery, Sculpture).

2017 Winners for Clinical Practice


Advocacy — Susan Caudle, Mercy Hospice
Jody Lamb, Southwest Health Systems
Leadership — Nikole Young,  Family Birthing Center at SW Health Systems

 2017 Winners for 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