Nurse Excellence Award Criteria

Recognizing our Best and Brightest

The Future of Nursing West Virginia seeks nominations for our inaugural Nurse Excellence Awards.

2020 Nominations are Open

Purpose:

To recognize our most competent, compassionate and outstanding nurses in West Virginia

Expectations:

  • Attendance at the Gala in Charleston, WV

  • Engage in at least one FONWV initiative (ex. serve on a board, mentor, team member, Ambassador, gala promotion...)

  • Previous awardees are not eligible for nomination
     

Nomination Process:

  • Begin by nominating a nurse on this form

  • Nominator completes the Qualification Questions

  • Nominee completes Nominee Questions

  • Upload the  word documents and jpg photo to the Nomination Form

    • Nominator Questions (word document - NOT PDF)

    • Nominee Questions (word document - NOT PDF)

    • Nominee digital photo in jpg format

  • Nominations are confidential: Names/identifiers are deleted for evaluators

  • Nominations must be complete to be considered
     

  • Nomination Deadline: Extended

Selection Criteria:

  • Currently licensed nurse in West Virginia

  • At least 5 years of experience as an nurse demonstrating excellence in nursing practice & leadership

  • Significantly or uniquely contributes to nursing through clinical practice, education and teaching, administrative
    governance,
    and/or healthcare innovation

  • Demonstrates leadership/contributions in: community affairs, nursing professional organizations, and/or mentoring
    other nurses; growth and development in these areas,

  • Positively promotes and advances the nursing profession in the community (local/regional/national/global) through
    volunteerism, outreach or legislative/policy development,

  • Nominee answer questions about nursing and expected future engagement in FONWV initiatives,

Nominator Questions (Download and use the Word Document Provided Here)

Answer all questions eliminating nominee name and identifiers.

  Narrative limited to maximum of 500 words.

1) Describe how the nominee significantly or uniquely contributes to nursing through one or more of the following activities:
     clinical practice, education and teaching, administrative governance and/or healthcare innovation (20 points).
2. Relate how the nominee demonstrates leadership or other contributions in one or more of the following areas:
     community affairs, nursing professional organizations, or mentoring other nurses’ growth and development in these areas  (20 points).
3. Describe how the nominee positively promotes and advances the nursing profession in the local, regional, national, or global
     community through volunteerism, outreach, or legislative/policy development (20 points).
4. Describe, in your experience, the foremost quality that makes this nurse stand out as one of the most competent,

​Nominee Questions:  (Download and use the Word Document Provided Here)

1) Finish this sentence- I am passionate about nursing because___

2) Describe how you will contribute to the work of the FONWV.?

Nominations are open for 2020

Awardees will be selected, according to the specified criteria and without names and identifiers by an objective panel of judges appointed by the FONWV

Awardees will be announced at the Awards Gala 

Telephone : 304-404-3990

Email : futureofnursingwv@gmail.com

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