College of Nursing Assistant Professor Ann Hutton’s experience with a suicidal young father more than 50 years ago set her on a path of caring for the mentally ill and teaching other nurses how to do the same.... Read More
Dare to Care: Embodying the Ideals of the Nursing Profession
Since 1994, the University of Utah College of Nursing Alumni Association has hosted Honors for Nursing, a regional celebration of nursing in conjunction with National Nurses Week. In addition to recognizing nurses who will be honored by their peers and grateful patients and patient families, the College of Nursing Alumni Association also presents their Dare to Care Award to a nurse who represents the values of nursing in service to the community.
Over the years, award recipients have included both individuals and organizations. All were chosen to receive the Dare to Care Award because they embodied the ideals of the nursing profession, however not all have been nurses or nursing organizations. Beginning in 2012, in order to be considered for the Dare to Care Award, a nominee must be a nurse.
Please Note: This is a unique award paying tribute to one individual in recognition of their outstanding contribution to nursing and health care. It is not the individual nurse recognitions.
- A nurse who, through volunteerism, advocacy, or other community work has gone above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the lives of others
- A nurse who has been an integral part of establishing or growing an organization that reflects the values of nursing
Recipient must be willing to attend Honors for Nursing, be recognized in the program, and consent to allow their likeness to be utilized in promotion of Honors for Nursing.
The Dare to Care Award Selection Committee will review the nominations received and presents the top three nominees to the Alumni Board of Directors for their consideration and vote during their February board meeting.
This year's Dare to Care Awardee: Rhonda Miller-Ernest. When Ronda was 12 years of age her mother died from a preventable death. Even though death is imminent at some time in all of our lives, losing a loved one at such a young age left an impression that motivated her to want to help prevent such tragedies when possible. It was this life event that propelled her into choosing Nursing as a career.... Read More
2014 Dare to Care Award recipient: Dianne Fuller, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, who established the Salt Lake Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SL SANE), a non-profit organization of nurses providing care and forensic evidence to victims of sexual violence. ... Read More
Chris Chytruas received the 2013 Dare to Care award from the College of Nursing Alumni Association at the 19th Annual Honors for Nursing held Tuesday, May 7, 2013. ... Read More