Recognizing the need to
shine a spotlight on a profession founded over 150 years ago by
nurse Florence Nightingale, the Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement
Committee was formed in 1999. The goal of this committee of dedicated
nurses was to honor their colleagues and to increase awareness of
nursing as a profession.
In comparison to the magnitude of today’s Northern Nevada Nurses
of Achievement celebration, the first Northern Nevada Nurses of
Achievement ceremony was quite small, with approximately 100 attendees
celebrating three nurse honorees. Since its inception the Northern
Nevada Nurses of Achievement celebration has grown tremendously.
It has become the coveted manner to recognize nursing excellence
in Northern Nevada. Since the first ceremony in 1999, Northern Nevada
Nurses of Achievement has honored hundreds of nurses, promoting
nurses and their contribution to healthcare.
In promoting the profession of nursing, the Northern Nevada Nurses
of Achievement Committee has raised money to support nursing scholarships,
across Northern Nevada. The Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement
Committee has, in fact, awarded over $114,000 in nursing scholarships.
The mission of the Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement Committee
is to continue to honor nursing and the profession of nursing by
recognizing outstanding individuals within, and to encourage the
ongoing growth of nursing by supporting future nurses via scholarships
and recognition of their efforts. Click here for Scholarship