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2018 Nightingale Gala

Saturday, September 29, 2018

6:00 pm to Midnight

Rivers Casino and Resort

Schenectady, New York

The Nightingale Gala is held annually to honor the nursing profession in New York State and beyond. The 2018 Nightingale Gala will be held on Saturday, September 29 at The Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady, New York. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 6:00 pm, with dinner, dessert and awards beginning at 7:00 pm, followed by dancing and live music from TS Ensemble. The two awards that will be presented are the Nightingale Award and the Driscoll Award. The Nightingale Award is given to an organization or individual whose actions mirror those of Florence Nightingale: leader, mentor, educator, researcher, organizer, developer, bold in the face of adversity, and passionate about nursing and patient care. The Driscoll Award is given annually to an individual who stands out in their dedication, determination, and support of the Center for Nursing in their efforts to increase public knowledge and understanding of nursing, the nursing profession and the arts and sciences upon which human health depends. The 2018 awardees are:

Nightingale Award

New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders (NYONEL)

Driscoll Award

Dianne Cooney Miner, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN


The Center for Nursing is able to provide it’s numerous programs and services through the support of our individual and corporate supporters. One of the many ways to support the Center is through your sponsorship of the Nightingale Gala. There are several different sponsorship levels available. For full information on sponsorship opportunities, and what is included with each sponsorship level, please click here.

Journal Advertising

Supporting the Center for Nursing assists us in continuing to increase the knowledge and understanding of nursing, and the nursing profession, in New York State and beyond. By placing your ad in the Nightingale Gala journal, you can honor the 2018 awardees (to be announced in late November), an exemplary nurse who has touched your life, or your organization and/or business. Click here for more information on the ad sizes available.

Be sure to secure your spot for the 2018 Nightingale Gala today!

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