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 Gateway Community College, Sacred Heart University, Southern Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University and Yale School of Nursing, the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing provides five $1,200 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. To date, New Haven's Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing Program has awarded over $50,000 in scholarships.