Recognition Matters

Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system and UAMS takes great pride in recognizing nursing staff. We have multiple recognition programs within UAMS and the Center of Nursing Excellence not only supports local, state and regional recognition programs, but also, nominations of UAMS nursing staff for the following UAMS nursing recognition programs:


  • BEE
  • Outstanding Area of the Month


  • DAISY Nurse Leader


  • Certified Nurses Day
  • Professional Nursing Awards:
    • Betty Casali Transformational Leadership
    • Advancement of Nursing Practice
    • Excellence in Nursing Education
    • Outstanding Community Service
  • Awards of Excellence:
    • Helen May Compassionate Care Award
    • The Mary Helen Forrest Nursing Legacy Award
    • Team Impact Award

The Center for Nursing Excellence also established Nurse Remembrance to recognize deceased UAMS nurses and nursing students.

The Center for Nursing Excellence also showcases UAMS nursing in advertisements through multiple media outlets such as the Arkansas State Board of Nursing, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Arkansas Times, the UAMS website and social media.