2019 Nurse Excellence Awards - Professional Nursing

This nurse:

-Is new to the profession of nursing within the 3 years prior to May 1st of the year the Award will be given.
-Has a BSN, or is actively pursuing a degree in Nursing.
-Participates in unit and/or organizational initiatives and/or works behind the scenes to advance the quality of patient care and safety.
-Focuses on exceptional care designed to improve the patient experience. 
 

 

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. List nursing degree(s) and /or program in which RN is enrolled ( Hints: Though not required may also list any specialty certification here.)

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* 4. Describe how this nominee exhibits a positive attitude, excellent communication skills, and uplifts the UM SRH nursing team. (Hints: May address how the nominee's actions exemplify SRH's values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence, and Service.)

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* 5. State how this nominee utilizes Evidence Based Practice in their career.( Hints: Describe how the nominee uses research, and /or EBP to provide care on their unit.)

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* 6. Describe how this nominee goes above and beyond in their role as a new nurse.( Hints: Describe how the nominee ensures that his/her patients receive safe, high quality care and a positive patient experience. This may include: keeping the patient well informed on current care, adequate pain control, patient education, and interaction with the interdisciplinary team to provide optimal outcomes

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* 7. Describe a situation on your unit where the nominee excelled. ( Hint: Describe a time when the nominee was able to prioritize and provide timely coordination of multiple, complicated care needs in a complex patient assignment.)

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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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