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Pathway Nurse of the Year Award

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Call for Nominations: 2020 Pathway Nurse of the Year Awards OPEN NOW!

Do you work with a direct care nurse or nurse leader who has positively impacted the practice environment?

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is excited to announce the new Pathway Nurse of the Year Award™!! The Pathway Nurse of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of one direct care nurse and one nurse leader globally from a Pathway organization, who have positively impacted the practice environment by demonstrating remarkable skills in working collaboratively with team members and integrating clinical expertise with compassionate patient interactions.

Eligibility Requirement

ANCC will accept nominations for direct care nurses or nurse leaders from a Pathway-designated organization regardless of size, setting, or location. An individual winner can receive the award once in a lifetime. Organizations may submit multiple submissions from the organization.

The nominator must assign the nominee to the direct care nurse or nurse leader award during the online submission process.

The direct care nurse nominee must be a nurse whose primary responsibility is the provision of direct patient care at a Pathway-designated organization. This includes nurses at every level who provide direct patient care at least 50 percent of the time.

The nurse leader nominee must be a registered nurse responsible for the supervision of registered nurses and other health care providers who deliver nursing care in an inpatient or outpatient area.

As long as the nominee's unit/area is part of a Pathway-designated organization, nominees may have a range of tenures, hours worked, and locations of employment.

ANCC does not charge an entry fee for nomination submission.

Criteria

Nominations must include:

  1. Nominee's resume (3-page maximum)
  2. Narrative essay: 500 words or fewer, written by the nominator, demonstrating the contribution(s) the Pathway direct care nurse or nurse leader nominee has made in the designated Pathway organization to include:
    • How the nurse nominee’s contribution(s) exemplifies living at least two (2) of the Pathway Standards with a focus on the nurse’s contributions as defined by the two criteria (a and b) below:
      • a) Demonstrated remarkable skills in working collaboratively with team members
      • b) Integrated clinical expertise with compassionate patient interactions
  3. Letter of endorsement: limited to one page from the chief nursing officer (CNO) of the nominating Pathway-designated organization describing why the nominee should be chosen as the Pathway Nurse of the Year (direct care nurse or nurse leader) to include:
    • How the nurse nominee’s contribution(s) exemplifies living at least two (2) of the Pathway Standards with a focus on the nurse’s contributions as defined by the two criteria (a and b) below:
      • a) Demonstrated remarkable skills in working collaboratively with team members
      • b) Integrated clinical expertise with compassionate patient interactions

Submission Instructions and Website

Nominations must be submitted through the online submission website. The website details all nomination information and walks nominators through the submission process step-by-step. 

Click here to begin the submission process

Nominators must complete submissions by 11:59 pm EDT on January 27, 2020. ANCC will notify winners no later than February 28, 2020.

Please note: ANCC will only review completed nominations.

Award Information

ANCC will present the Pathway Nurse of the Year Awards during the ANCC Pathway Conference® in West Palm Beach, FL on May 13-15, 2020. In addition, the awardee will receive: stipend amount up to $1,500.00 to cover travel costs to the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference®; Pathway to Excellence Conference registration fee; Award presentation onstage at the Pathway to Excellence Conference; Pathway Nurse of the Year crystal award, engraved with winner’s name, credentials, and award category; Invitation to the Pathway Leadership Luncheon; Lab coat embossed with name, credentials, and award category; Professional photos and videos taken at the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference; and Award announcements on the ANCC website and ANA media platforms.

Questions?

Email PNOY@ana.org or call 301.628.5198.

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