Nursing professor nominated for Nightingale Award


NATCHITOCHES –  Dr. Danita Potter, associate professor in Northwestern State University’s College of Nursing and director of NSU’s RN-BSN program, has been nominated for a Nightingale Award and will be honored for outstanding service and professionalism along with other nominees at the 17th Annual Nightingale Awards Gala Saturday, March 3.  Sponsored by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation and Louisiana State Nurses Association, Nightingale Awards recognize the achievements of nurses across the state in a variety of categories.  Individual and institutional categories are recognized annually.


As an honoree, Dr. Potter will be recognized in an opening processional. All nominees will be recognized with a certificate. One nominee in each category will be the recipient of the prestigious Nightingale Award, the “academy award” of quality service in the nursing and health care industry. The Nightingale Awards Gala will be at the Renaissance Hotel, Baton Rouge beginning with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m. Information on the Nightingale Awards can be found at


Earlier this year, Potter was named as a 2017 American Association of Colleges of Nursing Leadership for Academic Program Fellow.


Information on NSU’s College of Nursing and School of Allied Health can be found at

Dr. Danita Potter