1. Must be a current C/SNA-ANA or IMD member.
2. Through research and/or theory development, advances knowledge of biopsychosocial concepts of human behavior into best practice nursing care.
3. Either directly through practice or through leadership/influence on practice, provides, and develops innovating nursing practices which improve a patient’s quality of life and are measured by clean outcome markers.
4. Through leadership at the state and/or national levels, impacts the delivery of care for vulnerable populations in need of psychiatric nursing services.