ANA National Awards Program - Call for Nominations

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The American Nurses Association (ANA) Committee on Honorary Awards is seeking nominees for the ANA National Awards Program, which recognizes nurses who have made significant contributions to the profession of nursing. Please take a moment to think about your colleagues who exemplify the special qualities recognized by these awards and nominate them for a national award. During the 2010 House of Delegates in Washington. D.C., ANA will bestow 14 national awards on the recipients at a ceremony in their honor followed by an opportunity to celebrate at a reception with other award recipients.

The nominees for all awards represent distinguished nurses who are nominated by the official submitters. Official submitters are permitted to provide nominations for the following awards categories:

  • All awards - CMA/ANA/ IMD presidents or designees
  • Mary Ellen Patton Staff Nurse Leadership Award - Labor and workforce advocacy affiliates’ chairs or designees only
  • Staff Nurse Advocacy Award - CNPE, labor and workforce advocacy affiliates’ presidents or designees only

Nominee packets submitted to ANA by other sources will not be considered.

The deadline for receipt of complete nominee packets by the ANA Committee on Honorary Awards is September 18, 2009. Nominee packets received after that date will not be considered. No extensions will be granted for incomplete nominee packets. A copy of the ANA National Awards Program packet is available, see below.  The packet provides background information on the program and includes awards criteria, nomination forms for 14 national awards, a Checklist for Individual Nominee Packet, information on what constitutes a complete nominee packet, who can nominate individuals for the awards, and the name of the ANA contact person. Please share this information as broadly as possible to encourage submissions. Official submitters are encouraged to submit nomination materials electronically. If you have any questions about the awards program, please contact Debra Evans, senior governance specialist in the Leadership Services department at (301) 628-5037 or