Most of us (or our loved ones) have been touched by that special nurse whose great skill, caring and compassion made a memorable and positive, even life-changing impact.  Here on Florida?s First Coast, a tradition began in 2000 to honor these nurses.

In the spring of 2000, professional colleagues, family members, patients, and community members were given the opportunity to nominate favorite nurses to be one of the Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida, Inc. These nurses not only excel in giving nursing care, but also improve the overall health and quality of others? lives. These nurses were recognized at a gala dinner.

This began a tradition. Recognition galas have been held in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013, and 2015.  The next celebration is scheduled for May 13, 2017.

These events are made possible by the generous gifts from corporate, healthcare, and community sponsors.