Do you know a nurse in Nebraska who is an NNA member that has made an incredible impact on the nursing profession, shown extraordinary achievement, or influenced nursing with their skills and knowledge? The Nebraska Nurses Association is looking for nominations for our annual NNA Awards
The nominee must be an NNA member in good standing. An individual having personal knowledge of the nominee’s abilities and contributions that reflect the focus of the specific award should write the letter of nomination (self nominations accepted). Two letters of support are required with each application – a self nomination will have 3 letters (self nomination letter and 2 more letters of support). Please include the nominee’s credentials in the letters of nomination. A curriculum vitae or resume is helpful but not required.
Deadline for submitting nominations to the Conventions Awards Committee is August 25, 2023.
Nurse of the Year
This award focuses on outstanding achievement in nursing over a one-year period. The nominee must be directly involved in nursing through clinical practice, education, administration, or research and have made a positive impact on the quality of nursing care or the nursing profession.
Extraordinary Achievement in Nursing
This award focuses on achievement in nursing over a cumulative number of years. There must be evidence of significant contributions to nursing at the local, state or national level.
NNA Award for Distinguished Service
This award focuses on the nominee’s service to the NNA at the district or state level over the past year.
Notable New Nurse
This award focuses on outstanding achievement in nursing by an RN practicing for five years or less since graduation from an entry level Registered Nursing program.
Excellence in Direct Patient Care
The focus of this award is on achievement in nursing by a nurse providing direct patient care. The nominee is recognized for nursing expertise provided in a caring, professional manner.
NNA Hall of Fame
NNA has established the Nebraska Nursing Hall of Fame to honor those nurses who through their work, scholarship and accomplishments have brought honor and fame to the profession of nursing and the State of Nebraska. Such a Hall of Fame serves as a memorial to the legacy of those nurses on whose shoulders we stand. This award recognizes outstanding nursing leaders who have demonstrated excellence through sustained, lifelong contributions to the field of nursing and its impact on the health and/or social history of Nebraska. Patterned after the American Nurses Association Hall of Fame, NNA’s Nebraska Nursing Hall of Fame will be a permanent and lasting tribute to nurses whose dedication and achievements have enduring value beyond their lifetime.
Criteria & nominations at: https://nebraskanurses.org/hall-fame-nomination/
Outstanding Nurse Educator
This award focuses on achievement by a nurse whose primary role is as an educator. The nominee must be directly involved in patient education, nursing education, continuing education or staff development. The award recognizes innovation and expertise in the educator role.