College of Nursing and Health Care Professions Recognition

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Student Showcase and Awards

DNP Learner Named Nurse of the Year
Tess Ventura was named Advanced Practice Registered Nurse of the Year by the I-Help Foundation while earning her Doctor of Nursing Practice here at GCU. She said she shares this award with all those who helped her get to where she is today, including fellow nurses, leaders and GCU.

Nursing Learner Nominated for Research Award
Jean Cheek, a forensic nurse examiner at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System has been nominated for a Magnet Excellence in Clinical Research award. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at GCU. Cheek, credits GCU with the skills needed to be a better nurse, leading her toward this honorary nomination. Read More.

Online Nursing Student Wins DAISY Award
Nowman Karram, an online GCU nursing student, won the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award. This award is bestowed on nurses who help create an environment of compassion and kindness within patient care. Karram hopes to move in to research or nursing education upon his graduation from GCU’s MSN-Ed program. Read More.

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Faculty Recognition

Former Associate Dean Nominated for Nurse of the Year
Dr. Rose Saunders, the former Associate Dean for Pre-licensure at GCU, was nominated for the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year award. Saunders praises GCU for its Christian philosophy and dedication to raising up nurses who go above and beyond. Saunders expressed her gratitude and surprise at being nominated. Read More.