Nurses have had a powerful frontline presence during this unprecedented global pandemic the world, our nation and communities have experienced over the past year. Nurses have not only demonstrated compassion, but have used a high degree of critical thinking skills and sound decision-making while caring for those who were ill, and teaching prevention practices and administering vaccines to so many.  The profession of nursing has been brought to the forefront during the COVID-19 crisis. NURSES drive Healthcare.

       Nurses continue to be the center of driving healthcare into the future.  They have a powerful frontline presence in our communities to demonstrated compassion, a high degree of critical thinking skills, and sound decision-making while caring for those.  They are strong for those who are weak, they are brave for those who are scared, and are hope for the hopeless. Florence Nightingale reminds us that we are never finished and that we must continue to learn all of our life. The future of nursing into 2030 will focus on health equity by strengthening the capacity and expertise of nursing.
The Panhandle Great 25 Nurses is an opportunity to recognize Registered Nurses from ALL practice areas for their contributions to the communities in which they live and practice both the art and science of nursing. The success of the past 5 annual recognition events has allowed the Great 25 committee to allocate $55,000 dollars in scholarships for nurses to continue to pursue and advance their education in the field of professional nursing and to provide healthcare to the citizens in their respective Panhandle communities. Building on the great success from the past events, this year 11 nursing students will be awarded $2,000.00 scholarship and 1 nurse will be awarded the Dr. Valerie Kiper Leadership scholarship at $2500.00.
The Panhandle Great 25 Nurses 5th annual event will take place on
November 3rd, 2022
5:30-8:30 pm
Embassy Suites Amarillo 550 S. Buchanan St.

There is a max of 400 attendees, so make sure to get your tickets and tables as soon as possible, as tables and tickets will not be sold at the door.  Deadline to purchase is October 19, 2022.
To purchase tables and tickets go to


Our Mission:

To recognize nurses for their caring, compassionate service in the Texas Panhandle

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