COL (Ret.) Vinette Gordon, RN, MSN, has been named the Nurse Administrator of the Year by the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA). The annual award is given to the administrative nurse across North Carolina who excels in providing innovative and creative management strategies, demonstrates excellence in leadership, serves as a role model, and delivers a lasting positive impact on the environment. In this case, Director Gordon is recognized for making a difference at Fayetteville State University (FSU).
Gordon is currently the Director Student Health Services at FSU and is responsible for the strategies and daily operations of the Student Health Services program. She joined the FSU Family in September 2017 after completing nearly 30 years of Active-Duty Service as an US Army Nurse. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Virginia and earned her Master of Science Degree as a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist as well as completed a Post Certificate Degree as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Duke University.
“It gives me great pleasure to celebrate this huge honor bestowed upon an esteemed FSU family member; our very own FSU Bronco, Director Gordon is considered the best of the best,” stated Chancellor Darrell T. Allison. NCNA honored Gordon at an awards luncheon during its 114th Annual Convention, which was held in Concord, NC. One of the highlights of the Annual Convention is the opportunity for NCNA to recognize the best nurses from across the state, through strict criteria ensuring that they only bestow honors on the most exceptional of nominees. In a statement she shared, “Last year was an unpredictable, challenging, and rewarding time for our campus. The pandemic made more visible the strength and resiliency of our Student Health Services and Bronco Wellness Team. Our team deserves the credit, and we remain committed to keeping Fayetteville State University safe and healthy. I am humbled by this recognition and proud of the work we do every day.”