Nightingale Luminary Awards
The Nightingale Awards, given since 1985, are Colorado’s highest nursing honor.
Do you know an outstanding nurse who deserves to be recognized? Someone who went above and beyond the call of duty, and demonstrated, hard work, leadership, and innovation! Nominate them for the 2020 Nightingale Award.
Nominations are due by January 15th.
What is the Nightingale Event?
The Nightingale Luminary Award Ceremony was established in Northeastern Colorado in 1985 to acknowledge the outstanding nurses in our region, whose hard work and dedication improves other's health through their advocacy, innovation, and leadership.
This award was named after Florence Nightingale in honor of her many years of service as a leader, innovator, and advocator of the Nursing profession. She was known as a pioneer of her time, and her practices still influence the field of nursing. Today, new pioneers work hard to revolutionize nursing and make an impact in our communities. Centennial Area Health Education Center would like to show its support for the education of nurses by offering five $500 scholarships during the event. We hope that this will show students the importance of their education.
How can I nominate a nurse?
In order to nominate a nurse, you must go to: https://nightingaleluminary.awardsplatform.com/
and create an account. Once an account is created, at the bottom of the page you will see an option to "Start entry". Once you start the process of nominating a nurse, you may save your changes and come back by signing into your account. Nominations for the 2017 Nightingale Award are currently being accepted, and will close on January 15th 2017.
How can I apply for the Nursing Student Scholarship?
To apply for the nursing student scholarship, please go to the following link:
Applications are due by December 20th. Awards will be announced before the event but will be given at the Nightingale Awards Ceremony. Students who receive the scholarship will also receive a free ticket to attend the event!
2018 Nightingale Awards Recipients!
Nightingale Committee 2018
King Jackie, BSN,RN, Columbine Health
Carrie Brunson MSN, ACNS-BC, AP-PMN, Banner Health
Katrina Einhellig, PhD, RN, CNE, University of Northern Colorado
Erika Greenberg, RN, MSN, Aims Community College
Candy Pruett, RN, Banner Health
Richard Mika, MBA, Centennial Area Health Education Center
Monica Mika, MRCP, MS, Centennial Area Health Education Center
Carlo Parker, PhD, RN, CNL, University of Northern Colorado
Laurie Hamit, BSN, MS,
All 2018 Nominees
- Roberta Bean
Elena Nelson Squires
2017 Nightingale Awards Ceremony Photos, taken by Reiss Mika!
Nightingale Committee 2017
•Jane Beard RN, MSN, Front Range Community College
•Carrie Brunson MSN, ACNS-BC, AP-PMN, Banner Health
•Katrina Einhellig PhD, RN, CNE, University of Northern Colorado
•Erika Greenberg RN, MSN, Aims Community College
•Laurie Hamit RN, Banner Health
•Joseph Meilinger, Centennial Area Health Education Center
•Monica Mika, MRCP, MS, Centennial Area Health Education Center
•Carlo Parker, PhD, RN, CNL, University of Northern Colorado
•Candace Pruett, MS, RN, NE-BC
•Terri Rostad, RN, BSN, Front Range Community College