Nursing Awards 2022
The Royal College of Nursing Nursing Awards are returning in 2022, and they are larger and better than ever before!
It gives us great pleasure to inform that, following two years of virtual ceremonies, the RCN Nursing Awards will once again be presented during a live, in-person awards ceremony. Join us on Thursday, October 6th, at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London as we recognize and celebrate the exceptional work, commitment, and accomplishments of the whole nursing community.
The Royal College of Nursing Nursing Awards recognize outstanding contributions to patient care and are accessible to all registered nurses, midwives, health visitors, nursing students, and nursing support professionals in the United Kingdom. To enter the RCN Nursing Awards, you do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.
Please share your experiences with us on innovative nursing-led projects and inspiring nursing practice so that we can recognize the great achievements of you and your colleagues in every care setting and at every stage of your nursing career. We look forward to hearing from you. We can spread the word about your practice to a larger audience, allowing even more people to benefit from what you are doing.
Finalists and winners of the RCN Nursing Awards frequently find an acceleration in their professional development as a result of the recognition and exposure they receive as a result of their participation in the awards. In addition to their previous achievements, many past winners have gone on to achieve even greater success and have become national leaders in nursing practice.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we would want to express our heartfelt gratitude to the whole nursing profession for their continual hard work and compassion, as well as to recognize and honor the devotion of individuals and nursing teams who make up the incredible nursing field.
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What are the awards in nursing?
Nursing Awards for Outstanding Performance
During National Nurses Week, the Department of Nursing honors the best and brightest examples of nursing achievement from across the country. Highland nurses can be nominated for these prestigious awards by any of the organization's employees, members of the medical staff, patients, and visitors, among others. In this year's competition, awards will be presented in the following areas:
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Excellence Award
The recipient of this award will be a Licensed Practical Nurse who has demonstrated a commitment to providing high-quality patient care on a consistent basis. The individual will be acknowledged as a valuable team member who has made a significant contribution to the department's or organization's achievement of goals over the course of the previous year. The candidate constantly exemplifies the principles and behavioral standards of the ICARE organization.
The PCT Excellence Award is presented annually.
The recipient of this award will be a Patient Care Technician who has demonstrated a commitment to providing high-quality patient care on a consistent basis. The individual will be acknowledged as a valuable team member who has made a significant contribution to the department's or organization's achievement of goals over the course of the previous year. The candidate constantly exemplifies the principles and behavioral standards of the ICARE organization.
The Emerging Star Award
Nursing students who have been registered nurses for less than two years and who display a strong commitment to their profession will be eligible to receive this award. In the short time that he or she has been at Highland, the honoree has already demonstrated promise and made a significant contribution to the community.
Award for Outstanding Nursing Practice
In this category, the award will be given to a registered nurse who continuously practices excellence and who employs excellent competence and expertise in the care of patients in a hospital or in the community. This nurse advocates for the use of evidence to improve his or her individual practice as well as the broader nursing practice at Highland on a regular basis. This nurse serves as a role model for professionalism in all aspects of patient care.
Excellence in Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Award
Registered nurses who demonstrate consistent leadership in the professional development of nurses using adult education principles, implement education offerings to improve quality and safety based on current evidence, and demonstrate a personal commitment to and encourage academic advancement and professional organization membership will be recognized with this award. Who should be considered for this award? The recipient must be certified in the field in which he or she will be working.
The Jamie Philpott Nursing Leadership Excellence Award is presented annually.
The recipient of this award will be a registered nurse who displays great transformative leadership and has a demonstrated track record of delivering and maintaining excellent outcomes. This award was established in recognition of Jamie Philpott's remarkable contributions to the Department of Nursing and her great leadership.
Nursing Research and Innovation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Nursing Research and Innovation
The recipient of this award will be a registered nurse who exhibits the integration of scientific research skills with the innovative application of knowledge and technology in order to improve procedures of care and achieve good outcomes in her or his practice.
Nursing Mentor of the Year Award
An RN will be selected as the recipient of this award if she or he consistently exhibits clinical skill and innovative methods to orientation of new employees. This nurse educates new employees as they make the transition from school to professional practice and serves as a role model for other professionals.
Award for Dottie Haelen's Contribution to Nursing Practice
Individuals who consistently support the Department of Nursing's efforts to enhance practice and achieve goals that are reflective of excellence in patient care will be recognized with this significant award. For her great support and contributions to the Department of Nursing and Highland Hospital, Dottie Haelen was given this award in her honor, which was established in 2011.
National Awards Program
A national awards program, administered by the American Nurses Association (ANA), is designed to identify, celebrate, and recognize those who represent the very best in the nursing profession, as well as their contributions to the field of health care. The awards program also recognizes the positive difference that they have made in the lives of their coworkers and patients, as well as in the communities in which they live.
Individual registered nurses' outstanding achievements and significant contributions to health care delivery are highlighted in the ANA National Awards Program, which is intended to reach out to those in the nursing profession, as well as to other health care professionals, government officials and the general public. Champions of nursing are also identified and recognized through the ANA National Awards Program, which includes leaders who have made major contributions in favor of the nursing profession despite the fact that they are not members of the nursing profession.
The Call for Nominations for Awards in 2021 has been closed. The deadline for submitting nominations for the ANA National Award was October 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The recipients of the 2022 National Awards will be announced in the first quarter of 2022.
Criteria in general
If you are thinking about nominating yourself or a colleague for an ANA National Award, you should first read the National Awards Program Guide, which may be found here. The Guide contains crucial information, such as the following:
Details about each award, including qualifying requirements and selection procedures;
There is also an outline of the award nomination procedure, including suggestions for submitting a solid nomination and a link to the online nomination form; and deadlines for submitting and reviewing award submissions are provided.
National Award Categories
Awards for Distinguished Practice in Nursing recognize excellence in nursing research, nursing education, or nursing practice, as well as outstanding professional contributions made by an ANA member in the areas of research, education, clinical care, direct patient care, or public health. Awards for Distinguished Practice in Nursing are given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to nursing research, nursing education, or nursing practice.
The Mary Ellen Patton Distinguished Direct Patient Care Award honors an individual registered nurse who provides exemplary direct patient care and makes significant contributions to the advancement of nursing practice by demonstrating a commitment to personal leadership development and serving as an inspirational role model for others.
Young Nurse Leader Award, given to a young nurse who has achieved great accomplishments and made substantial contributions to the nursing profession.
An individual registered nurse who has achieved significant contributions in nursing research, nursing education, or nursing practice is recognized with the Jessie M. Scott Foundations of Nursing Practice Award.
The Pearl McIver Public Health Service Award, established to honor extraordinary leadership and excellent professional accomplishments made by a public health nurse in influencing the role and improving the practice of public health nursing, was established in her honor in 2003.
Nurse Exemplar Awards serve to promote and highlight the American Nurses Association's (ANA) ongoing commitment to the principles of nursing ethics and the highest standards of nursing practice.
In recognition of extraordinary contributions to the nursing profession over an extended period of time through distinguished service, steadfast leadership, exceptional mentorship, effective advocacy, and innovative efforts that have had a long-lasting impact on the health and/or social and political history of the United States, the American Nurses Association has established the ANA Hall of Fame Award.
In recognition of showing the highest standards of ethics and leadership in his or her everyday practice, serving as an ethical role model, and encouraging ethical dialogue and/or scholarship, the Leadership in Ethics Award is given.
Nursing Honors and Recognition Champions are recognized for their remarkable achievements in the area of advocacy for the nursing profession and for the American Nurses Association.
Inspired by Barbara Thoman Curtis, Hildegard Peplau, and Shirley Titus, the Advocacy Award celebrates the individual registered nurse who accepts the role of advocate as a part of his or her professional identity and strives to make a difference in the lives of others.
It is given to an extraordinary leader or organization who has made significant contributions to the nursing profession but who is not a part of the nursing profession itself.
In the field of nursing, the Nursing Pioneer Awards acknowledge those who have made remarkable contributions to social justice by removing barriers and advancing a culture of fairness and inclusion in the profession.
The Luther Christman Award is given to an individual man in nursing who has made significant contributions to the profession of nursing in areas such as practice, research, teaching, public policy, and/or community service, among others.
In recognition of exceptional achievements to integration within the nursing profession either by a single registered nurse or by a group of registered nurses, the Mary Mahoney Award is given.