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APNA Nurse Awards

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association presents the
APNA Nurse of the Year and APNA Recently Graduated Nurse of the Year awards.

Building on a nine year history of the Best Practice Awards in Nursing, the APNA Nurse Awards will recognise nurses working in primary health care who have excelled in their local communities over the past year. By simplifying the awards framework, these awards are a platform to showcase the work of outstanding primary health care nurses.

The primary health care nursing profession delivers outstanding care to patients, residents and service users every day. We pay tribute to the nurses transforming care, delivering initiatives that improve outcomes and widen access to high-quality services.

If you know a nurse who inspires, who demonstrates leadership and excellence, take this opportunity to tell their story and shine a light on their achievements.
 

Nominations have now closed
 


APNA Nurse of the Year
and
APNA Recently Graduated Nurse of the Year


Who can nominate?

-  Anyone can nominate a nurse for the APNA Awards. This may include a manager, co-worker, patient, friend, etc.

-  Self-nominations will be accepted.


Eligibility

To be eligible for these Awards nominees must:

  • Be a registered nurse, enrolled nurse, midwife or a nurse practitioner currently registered with AHPRA.
  • Be employed as a nurse in a primary health care setting.*
  • Be a current member of APNA. (NB: Current APNA Board members are ineligible for these awards.)
  • Be available and committed to be an APNA ambassador through the year of the recipient's award. This may include some interstate travel funded by APNA.
  • Have consented to be nominated.
  • Be available to attend the APNA national conference on Friday 6 May 2016 for presentation of the award.


Winners will:

-  Become an APNA ambassador for 2016–17 with the opportunity to attend key meetings and events.

-  Receive a free registration to the APNA national conference (5–7 May), plus flights and accommodation.

-  Dr Rosemary Bryant OA (Australia’s inaugural Chief Nurse and APNA Patron) will mentor the winner of the APNA Recently Graduated Nurse of the Year for 12 months.


Selection Criteria: APNA Nurse of the Year   

A nurse and APNA member who has excelled in one or more of the following areas over the past 12 months:

  • Demonstrates leadership and excellence in the field of primary health care nursing.
  • Inspires other nurses and primary health care professionals.
  • Provides a voice and advocates on behalf of nurses and/or their local community.
  • Contributes to improving outcomes for patients and/or communities.
  • Contributes to their field, i.e. the nominee has ‘put back’ into a primary health care setting to the benefit of others.


Selection Criteria: APNA Recently Graduated Nurse of the Year

A recently graduated nurse and APNA member who has recently entered primary health care (a maximum of three years since registration commencement) and who has excelled in one or more of the following areas over the past 12 months:

  • Demonstrates leadership and excellence in the field of primary health care nursing.
  • Inspires other nurses and primary health care professionals.
  • Provides a voice and advocates on behalf of nurses and/or their local community.
  • Contributes to improving outcomes for patients and/or communities.


Selection Process

Eligible nominations will be assessed by a selection panel giving due consideration to the above selection criteria.


Key Dates
Applications open 7 March 2016
Applications close 7 April 2016
Awards presented 6 May 2016 at APNA National Conference

*Primary health care settings are workplaces outside of the acute setting, including areas such as but not limited to aged care, community health, correctional health and general practice.
 

Nominations have now closed

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