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 – Excellence in an Emerging Nurse Leader
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 2011 an award for Excellence in the Emerging Nurse Leader was added as a new award category, consistent with NWONE’s commitment to growing and supporting new leadership within the profession of nursing. This award is given to a nurse who may be in an interim nurse leadership role of any type, or someone who is in their first formal leadership role, but with less than five years of experience as a formal leader. A successful candidate for this recognition displays the following characteristics consistent with excellence as an emerging nurse leader:
• 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 decision making, collaboration, and for the allocation of appropriate human and environmental resources to support patient care
• 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
• 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
• Supports staff involvement in the creation of local level staffing plans that are grounded in ethical principles and that support the professional obligation of nurses to provide high quality care
• Is quick to recognize and affirm others. Gives credit to others for their work
• Demonstrates a beginning level of creativity and resilience in his/her ability to take risks of behave of the staff and patient population that s/her 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.
• Apologizes quickly and makes things right when he/she is wrong, makes restitution where possible.
• Does not avoid real issues. Demonstrates beginning skill in holding people accountable, adhering to both performance and conduct standards, even when it is difficult.

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* 16. Please provide specific examples of how your nominee has demonstrated the characteristics of an individual who is viewed as being an Emerging Nurse Leader

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