Honors for Nursing
Honors for Nursing is the only event of its kind that brings nurses together from around the state of Utah to celebrate one another's accomplishments. It is an annual event held each spring during National Nurses Week in conjunction with Florence Nightingale's birthday. It is hosted by the University of Utah College of Nursing Alumni Association.
Recognizing Utah’s Nurses for Over 20 Years
Honors for Nursing began in 1994 as a small gathering of honorees in the College of Nursing lobby. Thanks to the generous support of past sponsors such as University of Utah Health Care, Intermountain Healthcare, IASIS, MountainStar Healthcare, Zions Bank, Energy Solutions, and many others the event has grown every year. Now several hundred nurses are honored each year.
The event raises scholarship funds for students at the University of Utah's College of Nursing. In this way, Honors for Nursing uniquely supports present and future nurses in Utah.
*The College of Nursing is no longer organizing Honors For Nursing.
Dare to Care Award
The Dare to Care Award is presented to 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.
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.
*The College of Nursing is no longer organizing the Dare to Care Award.