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Call for 2018 Certified Nurse Awards

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) wants to recognize ANCC-certified nurses for their significant contributions to their field of practice.

Who May Nominate

The following may nominate one or more individuals:

  • Administrators, nursing directors, supervisors, etc.
  • Physicians, interprofessional colleagues
  • ANCC board-certified nurses
  • Members of American Nurses Association (ANA) or any of its constituent or state nurses associations
  • Volunteers of ANCC, ANA, and American Nurses Foundation
  • Patients


All nominated nurses must be currently certified by ANCC. Nominated nurses must have made significant contributions in the area of professional practice, education, research, or service. Nominations are judged for innovation; collaboration; leadership and professional risk taking; and patient-centered care.

Exclusions: Sitting members of the ANCC Board of Directors, ANA/ANCC employees, and members of the Nominations/Awards Committee are not eligible for nomination.

How to Submit

Save completed nomination form as a PDF and return via e-mail to, or mail to:

ANCC Board Certified Nominations/Awards Committee 
c/o Erika Borlie, MS, BSN, WHNP-BC, RN-C 
ANCC Certification Department
8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Nominations must be received by ANCC on or before October 31, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., EST.

Winners will be notified between February 13 - 20, 2018. Official awards will be presented in conjunction with Certified Nurses Day, March 19, 2018.


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