VNASC has had the privilege of hosting eastern Connecticut’s annual Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing since 2003. Each May, more than 500 colleagues, friends and family members gather to honor the region’s finest nurses. Additionally, the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program provides scholarships to local nursing students in the spirit of the Nightingale Awards.
The program was developed in 2001 out of a desire to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession. Its goals are to encourage retention, inspire future nurses, focus public attention, and recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level. The Awards are open to and inclusive of all health care settings – hospitals, home health care, health centers, schools, health departments, long-term care, nursing schools, agencies and medical practices. For more information on this years event, click on the link below