Instructions for completion of a NWone award nomination:
• An award nominee is NOT required to be a NWone member
• All information in the “Nominator Information” section must be completed
• All information in the “Nominee Information” section must be completed
• You do not need to address how your nominee meets ALL of the characteristics defined as representing excellence in this award category
• A long write up is not necessarily a better award nomination. Be concise and specific in your description of your nominee
• Nominations must be completed by the deadline date of April 14, 2017.

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* 1. Nominated by

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* 2. Nominator's Business/Organization/Affiliation

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* 3. Nominator's Complete Address

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* 4. Nominator's Daytime phone

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* 5. Nominator's Email

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* 6. Name of Nominee

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* 7. Nominee's Phone

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* 8. Nominee's Email

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* 9. Nominee's Job Title

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* 10. Nominee Employee/Organization

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* 11. Nominee's Address

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* 12. Supervisor's Name

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* 13. Supervisor's Email

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* 14. Supervisor's Phone

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* 15. Provide a brief description of your nominee - in bullet format - their years in this profession, credentials, past and current professional role, professional volunteer activities, and professional reputation.

Awardee Characteristics – Leadership Excellence in a Frontline Nurse Clinician
In 2008 the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives, in their commitment to the creation of healthy work environments, began the sponsorship annual recognition awards. These awards began with recognition of Authentic Leadership and were quickly expanded to recognition for a Distinguished Career, a Transformational Pioneer, and an award for Advocacy in Health Care or Nursing. In 2014 recognition for Leadership Excellence in a Frontline Nurse Clinician was added as a new award category, consistent with NWONE’s commitment to growing and supporting new and emerging leadership within the profession of nursing. This award is given to a nurse who is a clinician, and who from the bedside, the “chair-side”, or through homecare or telephonic care has displayed not only clinical excellence but leadership excellence. A successful candidate for this recognition displays the following characteristics consistent with Leadership Excellence in a Frontline Nurse Clinician:
• Is recognized by her/his peers, coworkers, patients, clients, and their families, as an excellent clinician, clinical educator, and clinical role model.
• Is an exemplar of the understanding of, and advancement of evidence based practice
• Has demonstrated clinical leadership through his/her role modeling, and through the leadership of quality or patient safety initiatives, or through his/her leadership of clinical innovation projects or clinical research.
• His/Her work has made a minimum of one significant advancement in clinical care either in his/her employing organization, in the profession, or in the community.
• Promotes open communication with those that s/he serves and is viewed as approachable and respectful of others
• Honors his/her license by demonstrating behaviors consist with the public trust, and ensures that other professionals do the same
• Demonstrates knowledge and skills in clinical practice, and the profession of nursing and uses that foundational knowledge to build effectiveness in clinical decision making, collaboration, and for the advancement of clinical practice.
• Demonstrates current and contemporary understanding of the requirements and dynamics at the point of care
• Is able to generate enthusiasm for the creation of healthy work environments and for the achievement of excellence in professional practice and patient care
• Contributes to the achievement of common goals by giving power and respect to each person’s voice, integrating individual differences, and demonstrating the emergence of skills for resolving conflicts and competing interests
• His/Her clinical excellence is recognized by clinical disciplines outside of nursing
• Acts with the highest level of personal integrity
• Ensures that the perspectives of patients and families as well as direct care providers are incorporated into every decision affecting patient care
• Inquires actively, seeking to hear, respect and understand the opinions and views of others
• Is visibly open, authentic and straightforward with others
• Is quick to recognize and affirm others. Gives credit to others for their work
• Demonstrates a level of creativity and resilience in his/her ability to take risks on behalf of the patient population that s/he leads and serves
• Holds his/herself accountable to professional and behavioral standards
• Sets an inspiring example
• Has taken steps to be professionally involved outside of the employment arena. Belongs to at least one professional nursing organization.
• Can be counted on to keep commitments.
• Is known for their ability to get the job done.

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* 16. Please provide specific examples of how your nominee has demonstrated the characteristics of Leadership Excellence in a Frontline Nurse Clinician

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