2019 Nurse Excellence Awards - Leadership

This nurse:

•Consistently demonstrates the ability to lead by example.

•Promotes the Department of Nursing’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.

•Practices proactive thinking that empowers, inspires, and encourages others to excel.

•Remains a positive force through periods of planned and unplanned change.

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. State how this nominee positively influences others to accept responsibility, authority and accountability for work assigned.
(Hints: Discuss what this person does when left in charge that makes the unit run smoothly. An example may be that the person is consistent, calm, fair, helpful, knowledgeable, approachable, etc. Give examples of a situation in which this person took charge and excelled.)

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* 4. How does this nominee offer consistent and visible support to team members?
(Hints: This nominee always ensures that the team is able to do the job. Frequently, walks a novice nurse through a specific procedure. Helps a team member to get caught up. Covers for lunches, breaks, or a specific learning activity.

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* 5. Describe how this nominee promotes creative use of resources.
(Hints: Describe how this nominee ensures that all patients are cared for. Describe how the nominee utilizes a nurse on the unit to help with specific tasks or patients? Describe creative and positive ways of handling a difficult situation. Resources may include time, personnel, equipment and/or supplies.)

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* 6. Provide examples of how this nominee empowers, inspires and encourages others to excel.
(Hints: This nominee challenges other nurses to be the best that they can be. This nominee is positive. This nominee is well respected and looked up to. This nominee is a junior member of the team who helps many of the team with computer issues and knowledge.)

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* 7. How is this nominee a positive force through periods of planned and unplanned change?
(Hints: When the census is maxed, describe how this nominee handles difficult situations. Discuss a nominees reaction to being floated to a different unit. Describe this nominee’s positive attitude made a difference when a unit was temporarily closed {construction}.)

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* 8. 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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