Banner Year: 2013 Nursing Grad Wins National Award, Launches Career as Stony Brook NurseIn a span of six months, Knight completed her degree, was recognized for her outreach in fight against cancer, and started as an RN on the Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit
STONY BROOK, N.Y., December 13, 2013 – Maggie Knight, a 2013 Stony Brook University School of Nursing graduate, is wrapping up a year in
Maggie Knight, RN, with her Inspired Comfort Award.
which she became a national recipient of the Inspired Comfort Award for her outreach as a student and launched her dream of becoming a nurse for cancer patients. Knight, now a registered nurse on Stony Brook Medicine’s Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit, is among six care providers across the country selected for their impact on the lives of others through extraordinary patient care, sacrifice and innovation while serving as an inspiration to others. Knight is the grand prize winner in the Student Nurse category.
Over the past year, Knight served as president or co-chair of four charitable groups and logged more than 350 hours of volunteer work. She organized an initiative to raise funds to support families affected by cancer around the holidays. During summer 2013 she personally raised $4,500 for cancer patients by bicycling from Baltimore to San Diego. The effort was part of a team of 26 college students, including five from Stony Brook University, which raised money for 4K for Cancer, a program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The team spent one day of each week performing service in communities across the nation.
“I am incredibly honored to receive the Inspired Comfort Award and am so grateful to all the amazing people I work with at Stony Brook University who constantly inspire students to follow their passions,” said Knight, a native of New Windsor, NY. “My goal with outreach now is to make Stony Brook …