Nursing Departmental Awards

The

Department of Nursing Award for Academic Excellence

is given each May to the graduating senior in nursing who has earned the highest cumulative grade point average.

The Department of Nursing Service Award is given each May to the graduating senior in nursing who has made significant, sustained contributions to the department and to the school.

The Sharon Anne Dwyer Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice

is presented to the graduating senior in nursing 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.

The Judith A. Feustle Award is presented to the graduating senior in nursing who best exemplifies the holistic practice of nursing through excellence in clinical care, critical thinking, leadership, and professionalism.

The Catherine Nugent Award is given to the student in the traditional nursing program who has demonstrated outstanding performance in clinical nursing courses. Faculty members decide which student has met the criteria which include therapeutic communication skills with patients, families, colleagues; evidence of critical thinking; evidence of integration of prior knowledge; evidence of manual skills and safe clinical practice; and evidence of leadership among peers.

The Megan Sheridan Award is given in memory of Megan Sheridan to the graduating senior in nursing 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 the nursing student's care.

The R.O.S.E. AWARD (Recognition of Student Excellence)

was initially presented by the first graduating class in May 1994 to recognize student excellence. This award is presented by the graduating class in nursing to the member of that class who best exemplifies the qualities of peer support and guidance with gratitude from your fellow students.