2017 Excellence in Nursing Practice

This award is presented to nurses who demonstrate excellence in nursing practice.

Nominees must demonstrate excellence in the following categories: Nursing knowledge, Clinical decision-making, Professional accountability and responsibility.

Nominees must demonstrate excellence in at least four of the following areas:

  • Demonstrates outstanding abilities in the delivery of holistic care
  • Fosters a healthy culture of respect, integrity and collegiality within the health-care team
  • Actively advocates for patients and families and for the care provided to them
  • Demonstrates initiative in influencing positive changes in care delivery using evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrates leadership in the development and implementation of programs for patients, families and/or community
  • Incorporates and shares learning gained through professional development into their practice setting

Nominees must also meet all the following general criteria:

  • Demonstrates excellence as a professional nurse consistently
  • Demonstrates responsibility for own professional development on a consistent basis
  • Participates in the activities of professional, health-related organizations outside of own agency (not required as part of employment)
  • Demonstrates innovative and progressive ideas in nursing
  • Acts as a role model and mentor
  • Demonstrates excellence in interpersonal relationships and communication skills

Please note: While two of the three required support letters must come from active, practising LPNs, we welcome a student letter as part of the package.