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Palmetto Gold Nursing Awards 

The Palmetto Gold Award by the South Carolina Nurses Foundation, Inc. is presented for excellence in nursing practices and commitment to profession.

The South Carolina Nurses Foundation began the Palmetto Gold Award and scholarship recognition program in 2002. The program was formed to showcase the valuable contributions nurses make to patient care in our state and raising funds to endow scholarships for registered nurse students are the purpose of this organization. Established in 1974, SCNF is one of the oldest nursing endowments in the country and continues in it charitable, scientific, literary and educational role. This program offers nurse employers across the state the opportunity to nominate outstanding nurses.

Selection Criteria Includes:
  • Promotes and advances the profession of nursing in a positive way in the practice setting or in the community.
  • Displays caring and commitment to patients, families and colleagues.
  • Demonstrates leadership and assists others in growth and development.
  • Contributes to overall outcomes in the practice area/setting.

2013 Winners

  • Kristi Coker, MSN MBA RN
  • Anne Greer MSN RN 
  • Christina Freeman BSN,RN
  • Janet Lienau BSN, RN CIC 
  • Mandy Thompson, BSN, RN               

2012 Winners

  • Shelley Brown
  • Susan Chisholm
  • Bhavini Patel
  • Lorraine Jones
  • Claudia Jenkins
  • Annie Trout
  • Gina Franco

2011 Winners

  • Lori Church
  • Sondra Cudd
  • Emily Ohanuka

2010 Winners

  • Carol Clark
  • Beverly Haines
  • Christopher Haviland
  • Bonne Johnson
  • Sue McWilliam
  • Pamela Reagan-Rice
  • Kerrie Roberson
  • Ann Shaleuly
  • Shannon Sternberg

2009 Winners

  • Judy Major
  • Lori Stephens

2008 Winners

  • Ylva Belle
  • Ahychel Mullikin
  • Martin Henson
  • Susan Jarvis
  • Marilyn Knoblauch
  • Sabrina Baucom

2007 Winners

  • Judith Andrews
  • Brenda Hensley
  • Susan Snow
  • Gloria Stenback
  • Anital Deweese
  • Karen Johnson
  • Terry Gilreath

2006 Winners

  • Jolynn Chew
  • Suzanne Lynn Spangler
  • Karen Nichols
  • Cynthia Bishop-Trout
  • Betsey Snow

2005 Winners

  • Margaret Baker
  • Kathryn Becker
  • Carol Cain, RN
  • Valerie Johnson
  • Terrie Shealy Long
  • Ethel McKinney
  • Carol Moody
  • Teressa B. Neill
  • Sherril Porterfield
  • Lisa Rackley
  • Bobbie Rhodes
  • Janice Smith
  • Suzanne White

2004 Winners

  • Pat Fowler
  • Connie Steed
  • Sue Seitz

2003 Winners

  • Susan Bethel
  • Gail Crawford
  • Rhonda Duncan
  • Sherry Gravely
  • Beverly Jameson
  • Sandra Messer
  • Ann Morton

2002 Winners

  • Amy M. Gates
  • Barbara Burkhart
  • Cathie Osika-Landreth
  • Judy Major
  • Dorothy Nash
  • Wanda Foster