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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing (CON) and Board of Visitors will recognize several outstanding nurses and nurse leaders at the Nightingale Awards Dinner, which will be held April 18 at the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center.

Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice
Nominations for nurses will be accepted through Jan. 31 for the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice. Staff-level registered nurses (RNs) or license practical nurses (LPNs) actively employed in Wisconsin who demonstrate clinical excellence and spend the majority of their time in patient care are eligible.

Nightingale Award for Nurse Leaders
Nominations for nurse leaders will be accepted through Jan. 31 for the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice. Nurse leaders who demonstrate exceptional leadership, guidance and service to their healthcare organizations and to the profession of nursing in the state of Wisconsin are eligible.

Nominations can be submitted by colleagues, other healthcare providers, patients, clients, the general public or self-nomination. Although nominees do not need to be UW Oshkosh graduates to be nominated, some of the CON’s 5,000-plus alumni might like to nominate a coworker or a nurse who cared for them.

The prize entails $1,000 and a commemorative award.

The purpose of the awards dinner in April is to honor nurses involved in direct patient care who exemplify the highest standards of nursing practice as well as the nurse leaders who facilitate that care. The Nightingale Awards Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 18 at the UW Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center.

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