The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program was originally developed by the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central CT (VNA/SCC) to be a collaborative effort to celebrate outstanding nurses and elevate the nursing profession. The goals of the program are to encourage retention, inspire future nurses, focus public attention and recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level.
Over the past fourteen years, the Eastern Regional program has honored more than 630 nurses of excellence. This year, we are excited to be hosting our fifteenth annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence celebration. We expect to honor 50 nurses and host approximately 500 guests at the event on May 4th at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum.