Know a great nurse? Nominate them for a Nightingale

(Daily Item) Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its 2013 nursing awards, with expanded categories to include more nursing roles.

To be eligible, a nominee must be a practicing nurse in Pennsylvania. Applications must be postmarked by midnight May 31.

The categories of nursing are:

Advanced Clinical Practice, Clinical Practice RN, Clinical Practice LPN, Nursing Research, Community Nursing, LPN or RN, Nurse Educator – Academia, Nurse Educator – Staff, Nursing Administration – Executive (CNO Level), Nursing Administration – Leader/Manager and Patient Choice Award.

A non-profit organization, Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania was established in 1989  “to recognize the exceptional nurses of today and to recruit the nurses of tomorrow,” the organization’s announcement said.

The organization is led by a voluntary board of trustees, and financial support comes from health care institutions, professional organizations and individuals throughout the state.

Interest from the Nightingale Awards and Scholarship Fund is used

to recognize, recruit and retain nurses throughout the commonwealth. Scholarships are given to Pennsylvanians pursuing nursing education that prepares them to become practical or registered nurses or an advanced nursing practice degree.

Nomination forms are on the NAP website,, or from NAP headquarters, 801 East Park Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg PA 17111; (717) 909-0350; email: ruth@pronursingresources.

The awards will be presented at the 24th anniversary of the Nightingale Awards Gala, Oct. 25 , at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center in Camp Hill.