The ANA Innovation Awards—sponsored by Stryker—highlight, recognize, and celebrate nurse-led innovation that improves patient safety outcomes. Awards are presented to a nurse and a nurse-led team whose product, program, project, or practice best exemplify nurse-led innovation in patient safety and/or outcomes.
Innovation Award Applications
It's time to get gutsy! The ANA Innovation Awards, sponsored by Stryker, are now accepting applications. We make the submission process seamless. Read some feedback from our past applicants:
"I truly valued this process."
"I am so impressed with this process, and the time taken to provide me with reviewer feedback."
"Applying for this award was a great experience for me."
These awards offer $25,000 for an individual nurse and $50,000 for a nurse-led team. Innovation comes in many forms, our categories include:
Do you have questions about the application process? Are you wondering if you should apply or if your work qualifies for one of the categories? Join our “Innovation Award Office Hours” to chat in person!
Office hours are held from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m ET
Need inspiration? Check out the videos of all winners here.
What impact can winning have on your innovation work? A lot according to our past winners. So why not take a chance on your ideas?
"Winning the ANA Innovation Award affirms the value of nursing ideas. It changed the way I thought about myself and nursing." Kathleen Puri, MS, RN, Co-Founder, Fitsi Health
"The ANA Innovation Award gave us the confidence and the funding to start Lavender, a nurse-led and operated psychiatry and therapy practice." Brighid Gannon, DNP, PMHNP-BC & Pritma Dhillon-Chatta, DNP, MHA, RN, Co-Founders, Lavender
"My hope is to inspire other nurses to lead through innovation and take a chance at creating solutions that represent your passion." Michael Pickett, MSN, APRN, CPNP, Co-Inventor, RediStik® Wearable Simulation Task Trainers
We are accepting applications from June 1 – November 3, 2023.