The goals of the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program are to encourage retention, inspire future nurses, focus public attention and recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level. What better way to inspire future nurses then to honor nursing students for academic and community achievement.
In partnering with local nursing programs including Capital Community College, Central Connecticut State University, Goodwin College, Saint Joseph College, University of Hartford, the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing provides five scholarships – one scholarship to a deserving student at each School of Nursing. The respective Schools of Nursing select the scholarship nominee based on demonstrated financial need and qualities that suggest the student may be a future Nightingale nominee.
Hartford HealthCare at Home awarded five scholarships to area nursing students at the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing gala last year. The winners were Carol Ortega, Saint Joseph College; Stacy Delldonna, Central Connecticut State University; Scott Sprong, Capital Community College; Jessica Shepard, University of Hartford and Carol Gullakson, Goodwin College.