Dean Milone-Nuzzo honored with award by National Student Nurses' Association

April 11, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Paula Milone-Nuzzo, dean of the Penn State College of Nursing, received the 2017 Leader of Leaders Award from the National Student Nurses’ Association on April 6 during their annual convention in Dallas. The award is presented annually to an outstanding dean, faculty adviser or state consultant who demonstrates distinguished support and service to nursing students.

“Dean Milone-Nuzzo has been a champion for nursing and nursing education in Pennsylvania for many years,” said Marcus Henderson, president of the Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP), which nominated Milone-Nuzzo for the award. “Her dedication to nursing students and her drive to advance nursing education is evident. She is committed to engage all of her students in preprofessional education that will elevate their nursing careers.

“Dr. Milone-Nuzzo shows unending support to nursing students not only at Penn State, but also throughout the Commonwealth,” Henderson added. “By engaging SNAP in the Pennsylvania Action Coalition, she solidified her commitment to nursing students across Pennsylvania.”

For the past two years, Milone-Nuzzo has served as chair of the advisory board for the Pennsylvania Action Coalition, one of the state coalitions for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, whose goal is to transform the nursing profession to better meet the nation's health needs. 

“Dean Paula’s support and service to nursing students and health care is felt by Penn State SNAP members and countless others,” said Logan Jarratt, president of the Penn State Hershey SNAP chapter.

The National Student Nurses' Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students at all levels. Its mission is to mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses and to convey the standards, ethics and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession.

Last Updated April 12, 2017