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Palmetto Gold


The Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition and Scholarship Program is the only statewide recognition program for nurses from all practice settings. This premier recognition program selects the top 100 nurses from those who have been nominated to honor during a formal awards ceremony. With more than 45,000 licensed nurses in South Carolina, it is an honor to be selected as a Palmetto Gold recipient. These nurses have demonstrated excellence in practice and commitment to the profession and have earned the respect of their colleagues and peers.

Palmetto Gold selection criteria includes:

  • Promoting and advancing the profession of nursing in a positive way in the practice setting
  • Demonstrating exceptional caring and commitment to patients, families, student nurses and colleagues
  • Demonstrating leadership and assists others to grow and develop
  • Promoting and advancing the profession of nursing

2020 Palmetto Gold Winners
Kelli Potter and Tara Devido


2020 Winners
Tara Devido, Kelli Potter
2019 Winners
Jay Wright, Beth Hunt, Amy Goodson
2018 Winner
Shaunda Trotter
2017 Winners
Sunni Busby, David Abramovitz, Aimee Sharp
2016 Winners
Tina Jury, Hope Campbell, Blake Wilson, Chuck Horton, Melissa Haynie
2015 Winners
David Cothran, Darlene Hoyle, Doris Stree
2014 Winners
Lynne McCarragher, Brenda Randolph, Martha Stratton, Cynthia Swaney
2013 Winners
Freda Brock, Donna Kleister, Jane Mauldin, Debbie Pennington, Dianne Spoon
2012 Winners
Nedra Brown, Susanna Merriman, Laura Saylors
2011 Winners
Andrea Briscoe, Megan Garner, Martha Rush
2010 Winners
Kimberly Irby, Cindy Simmons, Becky Stoddard