Two Palm Beach Atlantic University graduates were among the Palm Healthcare Foundation Nursing Distinction Award winners announced last week. Alexandra Gropp, who graduated from PBA on Saturday, was chosen Student Nurse of the Year. Also, Daphne Jordan, a 2010 PBA graduate who now serves as chest pain coordinator at Good Samaritan Medical Center, received the foundation's Rising Star Award. The Palm Healthcare Foundation Nursing Distinction Award recipients were recognized for their dedication to excellence, commitment to the profession of nursing and sense of community. The awards presentation took place Friday at The Breakers in Palm Beach.