FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield native Audrey Beauvais received the Josephine A. Dolan Diamond Jubilee Award for her contributions to nursing education at the Connecticut Nurses Association's annual convention.
Beauvais’ 23-year nursing career spans academia, the insurance industry and as a practicing nurse. She has held executive-level positions at several health care facilities, including Stamford Hospital.
Beauvais currently works as a professor and nurse educator at her alma mater, Sacred Heart University.
Throughout the years, she has received numerous awards and professional citations, including the 2013 Connecticut League for Nursing’s Ruth M. Olson Excellence in Nurse Education Award for her success as an educator and for her leadership skills.
“Audrey is an excellent nurse educator. Her commitment to academic excellence is unwavering,” said Susan DeNisco, associate professor and interim director of Sacred Heart’s School of Nursing, in a statement.
”Sacred Heart has a commitment to producing well-rounded, caring and professional nurses,” said Beauvais in a release. “I feel honored to receive this award because it validates what I do as a professional, and it is something that I will hold very dear as I continue to move forward in my career."