Honoring the 2020 Award Winners

Awards Celebration Program Book

Honoring the 2021 Award Winners

Diamond Jubilee Awards

Florence Wald Award

for Outstanding Contribution in Nursing Practice

Jill Strawn, EdD, RN

    Josephine Dolan Award
    for Outstanding Contributions to 


    Fairfield University’s Kanarek Center for Palliative Care Nursing Education

    Virginia Henderson Award for Outstanding Contributions to Nursing Research

    Xiaomei Sophia Cong, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

    Vera Keane Award
    for Dedication to CT Nurses' Association 

    Anne Swallow, RN, DNP, MSN


    Agnes Ohlson Award
    for Outstanding Contributions to Political Action 

    Barbara Nadolny, BSN, RN

    Mary Jane Williams Award
    for Lifetime Achievement

    Stephanie Paulmeno,


    Connecticut Nurses' Association Awards

    Excellence in the Workplace Award
    Wheeler Health

    Public Service Award
    Keith Grant, APRN

    President’s Award
    Deborah C. Travers, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

    Thank you to Our Sponsors

    Ensuring all nurses are celebrated!

    Connecticut Nurses' Association's Awards Program has been developed and revised over many years to celebrate accomplishments of individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to nursing, health care policy, media presentations of nurses and nursing and to the association.

    Diamond Jubilee Awards
    1. Contributions to Nursing Education
    2. Contributions to Nursing Research
    3. Contributions to Nursing Administration
    4. Contributions to Nursing through Political Action
    5. Contributions to Nursing Practice
    6. Contributions and Service to CT Nurses Association
    7. Lifetime Achievement Award

    Connecticut Nurses' Association Awards

    1. Excellence in the Workplace
    2. President's Award
    3. Media Award
    4. Public Service Award