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Nightingale Gala

2020 Nightingale Gala


Saturday, October 3, 2020

Albany Capital Center

Albany, New York

The Nightingale Gala is held annually to honor the nursing profession in New York State and beyond. The 2020 Nightingale Gala will be held on Saturday, October 3 at the Albany Capital Center in Albany, NY. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 5:30 pm, with dinner, dessert, and awards beginning at 6:30 pm, followed by music and dancing. The three awards that will be presented are the Nightingale Award, the Driscoll Award, and the Nightingale Scholarship. 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 to an organization or individual who stands out through their dedication and determination in supporting the mission 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 Driscoll Award will honor excellence in nursing history, education or research and seeks to recognize those who epitomize the standards and values for which Veronica M. Driscoll stood. The Nightingale Scholarship is awarded to a qualified high school senior who is accepted to a New York State accredited RN nursing program beginning in the fall semester post-graduation. The 2020 awardees are:


Nightingale Award

Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN


Driscoll Award for Excellence in Nursing Education & Research

John A. Hartford Foundation


Nightingale Scholarship

To Be Announced


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 for Nursing is through your sponsorship of the Nightingale Gala. For full information on sponsorship opportunities and what is included with each sponsorship level, please click here.

Program 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 program, you can honor the 2020 awardees, 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 2020 Nightingale Gala today!

For your comfort and convenience, a special group rate has been arranged with the Renaissance Albany Hotel.  You can reserve your room by calling (888) 236-2427 and referencing the Foundation of NYS Nurses.  Reservations must be made by September 6, 2020, to secure the group rate.  

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