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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing (CON) and Board of Visitors will recognize outstanding nurses and celebrate nursing excellence at the Nightingale Awards Dinner, which is being held April 17 at the new UW Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center on campus.

Nominations are now being accepted. Nominations can be submitted by coworkers, supervisors or patients. Although nominees do not need to be an alumnus to be nominated, some of the CON’s 5,000-plus alumni might like to nominate a coworker or a nurse who cared for them.

The purpose of the evening is to honor registered nurses and licensed practical nurses involved in direct patient care who exemplify the highest standards of nursing practice. Since 1993, 110 nurses have been awarded the Nightingale honor.

After the nomination deadline of Feb. 1, the Board of Visitors will select the award recipients and present them with the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice at the dinner event. The award entails $1,000 and a piece of artwork provided by healthcare agencies and private donors.

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