2019 Nurse Excellence Awards - Commitment to Others

This nurse:
•Demonstrates excellence in his/her practice and the care of his/her patients through enhanced communication and therapeutic relationships with other members of the health care team.

•Participates in unit and/or organizational initiatives and/or works behind the scenes to advance the quality of patient care provided every day.

•Promotes a healthy working environment.

All of the following criteria must have supporting information by citing at least one example. If this information is unknown to you, the nominee, unit/department manager, educator and/or clinical nurse specialist may be utilized as a resource. Please keep total responses to 1,500 words or less in the supporting information.

*EACH QUESTION IS SCORED. FAILURE TO ANSWER EACH QUESTION WILL RESULT IN A LOWER SCORE FOR THE NOMINEE.*

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* 1. Demographic Information of Nominee

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* 2. Demographic Information of Nominator

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* 3. Describe how this nominee exhibits a positive attitude, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work productively under stress while prioritizing workloads.
(Hints: Describe the reasons that you like working with this person. This person always remains calm even in difficult times. This person is always willing to lend a hand. This person is the glue that keeps the unit banded together.)

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* 4. State how this nominee participates in unit and/or organizational initiatives to advance the quality of patient care provided every day.
(Hints: Is this person a member of the shared leadership team on your unit. Is this person a “go to” person for activities on the unit? What activities have this person initiated that has made a positive impact on the unit?)

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* 5. Describe how this nominee commits to finding solutions to problems.
(Hints: What does this person do to solve problems? Why does this person make a difference to the unit? State problems that occurred on your unit and describe what this person did to solve the problem.)

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* 6. State examples of how this nominee supports quality of care delivery in their work environment.
(Hints: Describe why you want this nominee to be your nurse?)

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* 7. State how this nominee provides a positive patient experience.
Hints: Give examples of how this person goes the extra mile; give examples of how this person positively influences the patient experience; give examples of how this nominee utilizes HEART).

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