Three Duke Cancer Institute nurses received Duke Friends of Nursing (FON) Excellence Awards at a ceremony held on May 20. Thirty-eight nurses in total were selected out of more than 200 nominees.
Friends of Nursing is a grateful patient program that was established to:
- Recognize professional excellence in nursing practice, nursing education and nursing research
- Enhance the status of nursing
- Promote nursing as a rewarding career
Since its inception in 1988, FON has sponsored professional development opportunities, such as seminars and Nursing Grand Rounds, funded scholarships for continuing education, financially supported learning and research dissemination, and recognized outstanding nursing practice. FON activities ensure that all Duke University Health System (DUHS) nurses have access to the funding and education required to enhance their roles as healthcare providers, educators, researchers, and administrators.