Staff Nurse Patient Advocacy Award
Award Description
The Staff Nurse Patient Advocacy Award was established in 1998 to recognize excellence in individual staff nurses who provide direct patient care in all practice settings and who have advocated for their patients. The award is intended to honor staff nurse advocates - the heroines and heroes in the front lines - who have been inspirational role models and mentors to other staff nurses.
Award Criteria
The nominee:

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.
Additional Information
Nomination for this award is currently closed.