Nurse Excellence Award Criteria
Recognizing our Best and Brightest
The Future of Nursing West Virginia seeks nominations for our inaugural Nurse Excellence Awards.
2021 Nominations are Open
To recognize our most competent, compassionate and outstanding nurses in West Virginia
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
Begin by nominating a nurse on this form
Nominator completes the Qualification Questions
Nominee completes Nominee Questions
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
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 2021
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