The UCF College of Nursing is dedicated to preparing nurse leaders and patient advocates through excellence in education, research and service. Our Knight nurses, who work to bring our mission to life everyday are forever an extension of the college, and have a tremendous impact on our community.

For the sixth year, the UCF College of Nursing is pleased to present its Outstanding Knight Nurse Awards Program. Through this program, six distinguished alumni will be presented an award at the 2024 CON Annual Celebration. Applicants and recipients of these awards have demonstrated remarkable work in the field of nursing in one of six categories listed below.

The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, March 11.

Questions? Contact Victoria Wright ’16 ’19MPA/MNM.

General Eligibility and Criteria

  • Must be a graduate of the UCF College of Nursing
  • Must have a record of distinguished professional achievement and/or exceptional leadership in the field of nursing.
  • Must reflect the college’s values of excellence, innovation, integrity, compassion, service and community.
  • Preference will be given to alumni/students with direct and meaningful involvement with the UCF College of Nursing and UCF Alumni.
  • Self-nominations will be accepted.

Ability to accept the award in person at the 2024 CON Annual Celebration on Saturday, May 18 is highly encouraged.


This award recognizes nursing educators and/or faculty for sharing knowledge, creating and cultivating an environment that supports life-long learning, using innovative teaching strategies, utilizing evidence-based practice in clinical areas, and focusing on scholarly research and dissemination within clinical settings.

This award recognizes nurses for generating new knowledge and innovations and disseminating research findings for use in nursing practice, education, development of patient / caregiver materials, lecturing, leadership, and advancing the profession of nursing.

This award recognizes nurses for participation in local, national, or global volunteer work, community outreach activities, and military service that promotes global health and addresses disparities.

This award recognizes nurses across practice levels and sites for clinical excellence, superior skills, and providing high quality, compassionate care.

This award recognizes nurses for outstanding leadership, mentorship, and professionalism while creating an environment that fosters compassionate care and inspires nurses to strive for excellence.

Charge On
This award recognizes nurses for elevating the profession to new and extraordinary heights by using unique skillsets to implement creative or entrepreneurial ideas that advance nursing beyond the bedside.

Nominations are now closed

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