ASNA Award Nominations Now Open

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Please read below to see all of the available awards. When you are ready to make your nomination(s), click the button below to download the nomination form. All forms must be emailed to Tyler  by July 15, 2017

 

Download the Nomination Form

 

Awards Criteria and Procedure

  • Awards are for members unless otherwise stated.
  • Any ASNA member, group, or staff may submit nominations.
  • All ASNA awards must be submitted on the ASNA Nominations Form.
  • Award recipients will be selected by the ASNA Awards Committee.
  • Awards will be presented at the ASNA Convention.

 

Lillian B. Smith Award

Lillian B. Smith was the Executive Director of the Alabama State Nurses Association from 1940 to 1968. She always gave above and beyond the call of duty for nurses and nursing in Alabama. She was recognized and respected for her commitment to improving health care in Alabama by other health care providers.

To be awarded to a member who has demonstrated long-term commitment to ASNA and the nursing profession. This commitment demonstrates activities above and beyond usual responsibilities at the local level.

  1. Evidence of long term commitment to ASNA
    • Years of membership
    • ASNA activities
    • District, county and/or state level activities
  2. Other professional activities
  3. Community involvement
  4. Other supporting documentation and comments

 

D.O. McClusky Award

D.O. McClusky was the Administrator of Druid City Hospital from 1946 to 1976. Mr. McClusky was always the leader in assuring that nurses had good working conditions. He believed if nursing had good working conditions they could give better nursing care. He was also very supportive of the Alabama State Nurses Association.

To be awarded to a healthcare administrator who has demonstrated outstanding support of nurses and nursing during the past year. ASNA Membership is not required.

  1. Evidence that the nominee is the chief executive officer, chief nursing officer, or other administrator of the healthcare agency
  2. Evidence of involvement with or on behalf of nursing
  3. Evidence of involvement with/for:
    • Specific hospital or agency
    • Local nursing organization
    • State nursing organization
    • Nursing or healthcare in general
  4. Other supporting documentation and comments

 

Outstanding Non-Member Award

To be awarded to a person who is not a member of ASNA but has demonstrated significant contribution/support of nursing, healthcare, and/or ASNA during the past year.

  1. Evidence of involvement with or on behalf of nursing and/or healthcare
    • Specific hospital and agency
    • Local nursing organization
    • State organization
    • Nursing or healthcare in general
  2. Other supporting documentation and comments

 

Outstanding New Member Award

To be awarded to a new member, defined as a person who has been an ASNA member for two years or less.

  1. Evidence of significant contributions to ASNA, district, and county
  2. Other supporting documentation and comments

 

Lillian Holland Harvey Award

Lillian Holland Harvey was a dynamic professional who promoted transcultural relations by leading all of nursing forward. She started the first Baccalaureate School of Nursing in Alabama.

To be awarded to a member who has made significant contributions in one or more of the following areas: fostering transcultural relations, promoting advancement of minority groups, and upgrading health care services to those who are culturally and economically under-served.

  1. Evidence of:
    • Fostering transcultural relations
    • Promoting advancement of minority groups
    • Upgrading health care services to those who are culturally and economically underserved
    • Professional involvement
    • Community involvement
  2. Other supporting documentation and comments

 

Louise Barksdale Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Louise Barksdale gave her entire nursing career being a staff nurse. She not only committed her vast energies to her patients and community, but also to her professional association, being active on the local, state, and national level.

To be awarded to the outstanding exemplar recipient of ASNA Citation of Nursing Excellence statewide.

 

Health Policy Award

To be awarded to an active member in the legislature or in an organization that promotes health policy in the State of Alabama.

  1. Evidence of involvement with or on behalf of nursing and/or health
  2. Involvement related to nursing and/or health care in general
  3. Other supporting documentation or comments

 

Cindajo Overton Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Cindajo Overton made a tremendous contribution to nursing education. Her career consisted of 10 years of bedside nursing and 26 years of nursing instruction at Wallace Community College. Cindajo chose nursing education as she believed this was the best way to have a greater impact on nursing. Cindajo was a member of ASNA for 38 years and was active at the state, national, and local level.

To be awarded to a member who is an outstanding nurse educator in an academic or service setting.

  1. Evidence of excellence in teaching in academic or service
  2. Advances the science of nursing through clarifying, refining and/or expanding the knowledge base of nursing
  3. Promotes a theory base for nursing curricula
  4. Influences scholarly development in nursing education and/or research
  5. Innovative in assisting and encouraging student nurses in professional development
  6. Contribute to the improvement of quality healthcare through the teaching process
  7. Professional and community involvement
  8. Publications and presentations
  9. Other supporting documentation and comments

 

Outstanding Nursing Administrator Award Academe or Service

To be awarded to an ASNA member who is employed in administration of a health care organization or school/college of nursing and demonstrates outstanding performance.

  1. Demonstrates and encourages excellence in teaching or nursing care delivery
  2. Advances the science of nursing through clarifying, refining and/or expanding the knowledge base of nursing
  3. Promotes a theory base for nursing practice and/or curricula
  4. Supports the professional development of faculty/staff
  5. Professional and community involvement
  6. Provides innovative leadership to fulfill the mission of the organization
  7. Other supporting documentation and comments

 

Outstanding Retired Nurse Award

To be awarded to a member of ASNA who is retired from employment as a nurse and has made significant contributions to nursing and health following retirement.

  1. Evidence of long term commitment to ASNA
    • Contribution of nursing and ASNA
    • Contribution to politics in relationship to nursing
    • Community involvement
  2. Other supporting documentation and comments

 

Outstanding Health Care Organization Award

To be awarded to an organization that provides extraordinary direct health care to patients.

  1. Recognized for provision of quality care to patients
  2. Promotes a positive image of nursing
  3. Provides desirable working conditions for nurses
  4. Promotes ethical and professional nursing practice
  5. Recognizes nurses for their contributions to the organization and quality of patient care
  6. Community involvement

 

Outstanding Advocate of the Year Award

To be awarded to an individual who actively supports ASNA and is directly involved in promoting nursing and healthcare issues in the state of Alabama.

  1. Evidence of involvement with or on behalf of nursing and/or
  2. Involvement related to nursing and/or healthcare in general
  3. Other supporting documentation or comments