Suzanne Kelly Impagliazzo College of Nursing Scholarship
Suzanne Impagliazzo graduated from Florida State University in 1983 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and was the leader of her class. After graduating, she immediately found employment as an RN at Tallahassee Community Hospital in the ICU. The entirety of Suzanne’s career in a hospital setting was spent at Tallahassee Community Hospital under the same supervisor, Judy Goreau. Judy described Suzanne as a special nurse, employee and friend to many. She was a gifted, comforting and caring nurse who was trusted by her patients and their families, doctors and colleagues. Suzanne’s last position in the hospital setting was as the Cardiac ICU Case Manager/RN. She would then move to South Florida where she continued her nursing career as School Nurse/Manager at American Heritage School in Delray Beach. While very different, it was both a challenging and gratifying position for her. Long after retirement and throughout her battle with brain cancer/glioblastoma (GBM), Suzanne kept her nursing license and certifications up to date, never allowing them to lapse. This moved her husband to contemplate ways to honor Suzanne and her dedication to nursing.
The Suzanne Kelly Impagliazzo Nursing Scholarship and the Suzanne Kelly Impagliazzo Patient Room were established to honor her legacy, love of FSU, admiration for all nurses and for the care Suzanne and other family members have received from nurses. This scholarship honors the dedication to the nursing field and recognizes the great care Suzanne and her family were shown by nurses during her fight with glioblastoma.