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Friends of Nursing

Friends of Nursing was established in 1989 with a $250,000 contribution by the Caruthers Family. This fund has grown to a $3 million endowment comprised of 40 individual funds. Earnings from the Friends of Nursing endowment support awards for clinical excellence, advanced clinical certification and professional development for our existing nursing staff as well as scholarships for aspiring nurses.

The annual Friends of Nursing Awards Ceremony celebrates nursing excellence at Virginia Hospital Center and the donors who underwrite this valuable program that ensures that Virginia Hospital Center has the best nursing staff in the region. 

 Friends of Nursing:

  • Gives our nurses opportunities to improve their knowledge and skills via scholarships, preceptorships, on-site lectures and continuing education workshops.
  • Recognizes and rewards dedication to patient care by presenting annual excellence awards for outstanding nursing practice.
  • Promotes excellence in clinical practice and provides a way for patients and family members to say "thank you" to nurses who may have impacted their lives or that of someone they care about. You can make a contribution online or by mail to Friends of Nursing.
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