Alumni and Friends Awards Programs

Our Alumni and Friends Awards Programs showcase the prestigious awards recognizing outstanding achievements by our alumni and college supporters. Each award celebrates individuals who have made significant contributions in their fields, demonstrating the College of Nursing's enduring values. Click on each award description below to learn more about the criteria, past recipients, and nomination process.

Distinguished Graduates Award | Our Distinguished Graduates Awards serves to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of College of Nursing alumni for their outstanding contributions to the healthcare of patients, through nursing care, research and their demonstration of the ethics and values of the nursing profession. Award recipients are selected by the Nole Nurse Alumni Council. 

Nominations for the 2025 awards are now open until January 12th, 2025.

DAISY Award | The DAISY Award is an international recognition program established to honor the memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Through this program, nurses are recognized and honored for the compassionate care they provide no matter where they practice, in whatever role they serve, throughout their careers. Read more about the DAISY Foundation and Award Program here.

Nominations for the 2025 awards are now open until January 12th, 2025.

Dean's Award | The Dean's Award recognizes individuals of exceptional merit within our college community. These accolades embody the stewardship, support, and ethos that define our institution.  


Click here to view photos from the 2024 Nole Nurse Shining Stars Gala