College of Nursing
Drs. Fowler & Lauerer Receive Palmetto Gold Awards
In January 2002, a coalition of nurse leaders representing major nursing organizations in South Carolina met to discuss the formation of an annual statewide nursing recognition program that would both showcase the valuable contributions nurses make to patient care in our state and raise funds to endow scholarships for registered nurse students. Today, the South Carolina Nurses Foundation presents the Palmetto Gold award to nurses for their excellence in nursing practices and commitment to the nursing profession. Two CON instructors received the honor this year.
Terri Fowler, DNP, APRN, FNP-C and Joy Lauerer, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC, were selected to receive the 2014 Palmetto Gold Award. The Palmetto Gold Gala was held on April 12 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, SC.
The program, sponsored by the South Carolina Nurses Association, recognizes and honors nurses who have demonstrated excellence in the practice of nursing and a commitment to their professions.