Press Release for Friday, November 14, 2014
UNF Student Nurses Association Takes Top National Honor
Jessica Barber, Public Relations
Department of Public Relations
The University of North Florida’s Student Nurses Association recently received the prestigious Diamond Chapter Circle Award at the Florida Nursing Students Association’s 60th Annual Convention.
Board of Directors presented the UNF chapter with the national award, which is given
to chapters that demonstrate commitment to promote and encourage participation
in community affairs and activities toward improved health care and the resolution
of related social issues, in late October at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort.
"UNF not only holds the
highest national recognition as a stellar School of Nursing, but also the
highest state recognition," said Dr. Judy Comeaux, UNF assistant nursing
professor in the Nursing Flagship Program and faculty advisor for the UNF SNA.
“I am honored to serve with these outstanding students who are making a
difference in the nursing profession.”
Fundraising and health
awareness efforts, including the “Pink Glove” Dance, teddy bear drive and
breast cancer bake sale, in addition to chapter continuing education and
membership, contributed to the chapter’s award.
“This is a very distinguished award,” said Cece Hartman, UNF
senior nursing student and chapter first vice president. “It shows our school's
excellence in many different areas, including faculty support, community
involvement, breakthrough to nursing, membership, as well as state and national
The UNF Student Nurses
Association promotes and encourages recruitment efforts as well as
participation in student activities and educational opportunities regardless of
person’s race, color, creed, sex, lifestyle, national origin, age and/or
university located on an
environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures
through a well-rounded education.