Nominations For Colorado’s 2019 Nightingale Luminary Awards
Nominations are open for the 2019 Colorado Nightingale Luminary Awards, administered and managed by the Colorado Nurses Foundation with regional outreach and regional selection provided by local Area Health Education Centers and independent Nightingale committees in the Pikes Peak Region and on the Western Slope.
The Nightingale Awards, given since 1985, are Colorado’s highest nursing honor. Nominations are now being accepted online.
Next year's Nightingale Gala will be on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree, CO 80134.
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How to nominate a nurse
Meet with the nominee to discuss the categories and areas of recognition
Determine which category of practice best identifies the nominee:
Category I: Nurses in Clinical Practice (50% or their time or above providing direct patient care)
Category II: Administrators, Educators, Researchers, Non-Traditional Practice Roles (any other RN)
Determine area of recognition for the nominee and answer 6 to 7 questions regarding your nominee’s category/area of recognition. (Click here to review the questions):
Advocacy – advancing a cause or proposal
Leadership – motivating others to work toward a common goal
Innovation – demonstrating creativity that addresses today’s challenges/opportunities
Identify two individuals to request a letter of support from (other than the nominator). These letters of support should address how the nominee has advanced the profession of nursing or has positively impacted his/her community. Be sure to share with the letter writers the category and area of recognition for your nominee
Be sure to nominate your nurse in the correct region! Region corresponds to the county in which the nurse works. If a nurse works in a facility, use the county in which the facility is located. If the nurse travels, use the county of the branch or office to which the nurse reports.
Only COMPLETED/SUBMITTED nominations will be eligible for review and considered for a Luminary/Nightingale award.
In 2019, up to 60 luminaries will be selected from hundreds of nominees statewide and up to 12 of those luminaries will receive the coveted Nightingale Award.
Nomination deadlines by region (subject to change):
Denver Regional Nightingale Association: Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Centennial AHEC: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Pikes Peak Nightingale Committee, Inc.: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
San Luis Valley AHEC: CLOSED - deadline was Dec. 21, 2018
Southeastern Colorado AHEC: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Southwestern Colorado AHEC: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Western Colorado Nightingale Committee: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Nominations in other regions may close earlier. These dates will be listed here when known
Please note the entry deadlines, these dates are final and there will be no extensions provided. The system will automatically prevent entry submission after the deadline
Regional Luminaries announced: Varies by region
Regional Luminaries recognized and state recipients announced: Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 7 PM Mountain time.
• You may edit your entry after submitting, up until the entry deadline
• Please make sure all your personal details are entered accurately, including contact details, as this will be used in the awards presentation if selected as a finalist
• You can use the ‘copy’ feature to create a copy of your entry and change the category as required
Regional Recognition Event Dates
Denver Regional Nightingale Association: March 9, 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver Tech Center, 7801 E Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Centennial AHEC: Not hosting an event in 2019
Pikes Peak Nightingale Committee, Inc.: March 7, 2019, The Pinery at the Hill, 775 West Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO
San Luis Valley AHEC: February 22, 2019
Southeastern Colorado AHEC: March 29, 2019, Colorado State University-Pueblo Occhiato Student Center Ballroom
Southwestern Colorado AHEC: March 14, 2019
Western Colorado Nightingale Committee: March 30, 2019, Doubletree Hotel, Grand Junction
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