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Nancy Vance Award
The Nancy Vance award is the Virginia Nurses Foundation's highest honor and is awarded annually at the Virginia Nurses Foundation Gala, which this year will be held on September 24 at the Hilton Short Pump in Glen Allen (Richmond). This is the highest award given by VNA and honors and continues the legacy of Nancy Vance’s excellence in service. It is bestowed upon a VNA member who has made significant contributions to our community through their exceptional leadership, sustained dedication and inspiring achievements.  

2016 nominations are closed! 

Learn more about Nancy Vance's exceptional life and career.

VNF Nursing Awards
The Virginia Nurses Foundation presents awards each year at our annual Gala to exceptional nurses from throughout the Commonwealth, as well as those who have been friends of nursing. These awards have included:
  • 40 Under 40 - presented to 40 exceptional rising nursing leaders under age 40 (These awards are not active in 2016).
  • Friends of Nursing - presented annually by the VNF Board to champions of the nursing profession in Virginia. Nominations for this award are submitted by board members.
  • Leadership Excellence - presented to nursing leaders in administration, education, entrepreneurship, research, and advocacy, as well as staff nurses and nurse generalists. View our 2016 finalists here!
For information on the 2016 awards, please contact Kristin Jimison at