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Clinical Nurse Education Award

Supportive student experiences in the clinical setting enhance learning and are invaluable to student success.  Galen College of Nursing highly values and appreciates the support of our healthcare partner staff nurses and is pleased to recognize nurses who demonstrate excellence, compassion, and professionalism during the education of our students and future nurses.

Read about our 2021 winners: Lauren English, RN (Cincinnati, OH) and Kathleen Bailey, RN (Tampa Bay, FL)


  • Nominee must be a healthcare staff nurse (non-faculty) who has supported the Galen student during their clinicals between April 1, 2022 and March 13, 2023
  • Nominations may be submitted by a Galen student in any nursing program, and at any level
  • The Clinical Nurse Excellence Award will be awarded during Nurses Week, May 2023
  • Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 pm on April 1, 2023March 13


  • Quality and Compassionate Care – a staff nurse who demonstrates exceptional nursing knowledge and expert skills, and consistently applies both with compassion and integrity so that the quality of the care experience and the care outcomes are improved for patients in any clinical setting or nursing specialty.
  • Professional Mentoring – a staff nurse who advances the nursing practice in any clinical setting or nursing specialty by guiding or supporting career development for individuals or groups of nurses or by advancing evidence-based nursing knowledge.
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  • Nominate a Staff Nurse

    Please make sure that your nominee is a staff nurse from a healthcare facility, not a nursing instructor or faculty member.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

To recognize nurses who are outstanding and go above and beyond to help our clinical students learn and grow on their journey to professional nursing.

One award will be given per campus each year.

Awards will be presented at the nursing units the first week of May during Nurses Week.

The student who nominated the nurse will present the award. 

Yes, students can nominate as many nurses as they believe meet the qualifications.

The winner will receive an award from Galen College of Nursing during Nurses Week.