College of Nursing Community Awards

The USA College of Nursing Community Awards, benefiting the USA College of Nursing Development Council Endowed Scholarship, is a prestigious awards dinner that honors one outstanding nurse in each of the award categories.

Photos from 2018The USA College of Nursing Community Awards occurs during Nurses’ Week every two years. The next dinner will take place on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the University of South Alabama.

Nominations for the 2020 USA College of Nursing Community Awards will open January 2, 2019 and close on May 1, 2019. Nominations can be received electronically by clicking the category title below. Each nomination requires supporting documentation that can send to Rebekah Baker, USA College of Nursing Development Officer, at rjbaker@southalabama.edu.

For questions, please contact Rebekah Baker at (251) 341-3721.

Community Impact Award

The Community Impact Award is presented to an individual in the field of nursing who has made a significant and positive impact to a community through their career or community service. 

Alumni Leadership Award

The Alumni Leadership Award is presented to an outstanding University of South Alabama alumni who has excelled in his or her career and has shown exceptional leadership in the field of nursing.

Emerging Alumni Achievement Award

The Emerging Alumni Achievement Award is presented to an outstanding University of South Alabama alumni who has been employed in the field of nursing for no longer than ten years and has made significant contributions within a limited time of employment.

Alumni Excellence in Scholarship Award

The Alumni Excellence in Scholarship Award is presented to an outstanding University of South Alabama graduate who has excelled in advancing the quality of patient care through research, scholarship, or quality improvement.

2020 Community Awards Important Dates:

  • January 2, 2019 Nominations Open
  • May 1, 2019 Nominations Close
  • May 6, 2019 Sponsorships Opportunities Announced
  • October 1, 2019 Tables  Go On Sale
  • May 7, 2020 USA College of Nursing Community Awards