Nursing Division Awards

Academic Excellence Award—This award is presented to the pre-licensure and RN/BS graduate who has achieved the highest grade point average throughout the nursing program.

Donnie M. Bay Scholarship Award—The Nursing Alumni Association established this scholarship in honor of Donnie M. Bay, former Hospital Administrator and Director of Nursing. It is presented to a member of the pre-licensure and RN/BS graduating class who has demonstrated a sincere interest in advanced professional education.

Sharon Anne Dwyer Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice—This award is presented to the pre-licensure and RN/BS graduate who has demonstrated excellence in both the art and science of nursing and whose care of patients and families is characterized by creativity, insight, compassion, and accountability.

Judith A. Feustle Award—This award is presented to the pre-licensure and RN/BS graduate who best exemplifies the holistic practice of nursing through excellence in clinical care, critical thinking, leadership, and professionalism.

Megan Sheridan Award—This award is given in memory of Megan Sheridan to the pre-licensure and RN/BS graduate whose vision and insight into the practice of professional nursing reflects exceptional sensitivity to the unique characteristics and needs of each patient and family entrusted to their care.

R.O.S.E. AWARD (Recognition of Student Excellence)— This award was initially presented by the first graduating class of the Nursing Division in May 1994 to recognize student excellence. This award is presented by the pre-licensure and RN/BS graduating class to the member of that class who best exemplifies the qualities of peer support and guidance with gratitude from fellow students.