1. Must be a C/SNA-ANA or IMD member.
2. Must currently be employed as a staff nurse. Per the ANA Bylaws, a staff nurse is defined as one who is non-supervisory, non-managerial, and includes one or more of the following:
a. Who is employed by a health care institution or agency;
b. Whose primary role is a provider of direct patient care;
c. Who is collective bargaining eligible under applicable labor law.
3. Must have demonstrated outstanding advocacy in a clinical setting at the staff nurse level.
The nomination must also include a maximum of three supporting letters from the nominee's patients, peers, medical staff, co-workers or the community.