2019 Nurse Excellence Awards- Professional Nursing

This nurse:
• Applies research, evidence-based practice and quality measures as well as exceptional technical skills and care coordination to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

•Must possess a BSN or advanced degree in nursing.

•Must possess a current professional nursing certification as recognized by the Magnet criteria (see the Nursing Credentialing Database/certification section/click add/drop down menu) in current of relevant to area of practice, as a testament to life-long learning.


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 the educational degree in nursing held by the nominee and the current professional nursing certification held by this nominee (relevant to practice). 
(Hints: If nominee does not hold a BSN or advanced degree in nursing and a certification, do NOT proceed - nominee ineligible for this category.)

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* 4. Describe how this nominee demonstrates the use of research, evidence-based practice and quality measures at the unit and organizational level.
(Hints: Describe an example of where the nominee used research, and/or EBP on their unit. Discuss how the nominee positively impacted patient or RN satisfaction scores).

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* 5. Describe this nominee's commitment to maintain competency and currency in area of practice.
(Hint: educational sessions, journal readings, professional association involvement, formal education etc.).

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* 6. Describe how this nominee professionally influences decision making at the unit level and beyond.
(Hints: Give examples of how this individual influences decision making on the unit. This may be with assignments, products, or patient care).

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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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