2018 Awards for Distinguished Practice in Nursing

Nurses’ week will be celebrated at Mary Washington Healthcare May 6 - 12, 2019. We wish to make this a time of celebration and recognition of outstanding accomplishments. Therefore, we would like nominations from you to help us celebrate the success stories in nursing from 2018.

We are asking you to vote for the RN/LPN and CNA/Tech nominee for recognition of achievement in the below categories, which align with MWHC’s mission, vision and strategic priorities. Each individual award designates who is eligible for each category.

• RN/LPN Excellence in Nursing Practice Award
• RN/LPN Excellence in Mentoring Award
• RN/LPN Rookie of the Year Award
• RN/LPN Home, Community & Ambulatory Care Award
• RN/LPN Excellence in Patient Advocacy Award
• DAISY Nurse Leader Award

• CNA/Tech Excellence in Nursing Practice Award
• CNA/Tech Excellence in Mentoring Award
• CNA/Tech Rookie of the Year Award
• CNA/Tech Home, Community & Ambulatory Care Award

Submission of the honorees should include specific examples of why this person deserves the award based on the criteria listed per award. To provide an impartial voting system, once you list their name in the specific nominee box, please do not include the nominee's name under the WHY description for each specific award.

Finalists will be honored at the 8th Annual Nursing Gala on Friday, May 3, 2019 at The Fredericksburg Expo Center - Grand Ballroom, 6:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.







Criteria:
• Demonstrates outstanding abilities in the delivery of patient care (critical thinking, prioritization of care, promoting a positive experience)
• Fosters a healthy culture of respect, integrity, and collegiality as evident by strong interpersonal relationships and communication skills
• Demonstrates innovative and progressive ideas to influence positive changes in care delivery using evidence-based practice
• Demonstrates responsibility for own professional development on a consistent basis










Criteria:
• Demonstrates patience to help others to gain confidence to function independently and takes an active interest in the new Associate
• Teaches all aspects of the job - including clinical knowledge expertise, environmental details, and role expectations
• Teaches clinical skills while providing rationale
• Pursues own professional growth and development

Please provide the name of the person you would like to nominate below:










Criteria:
• A new RN with less than 2 years of experience
• Demonstrates the desire to learn the necessary skill set to provide exceptional care to their patients
• Develops and understands all aspects of their job and is responsible for his/her own professional development
• Demonstrates a positive influence and attitude within their team and energizes other team members

Please provide the name of the person you would like to nominate below:










Criteria:
• For nursing staff that work in our behavioral health, home health, hospice, and ambulatory surgery
• Promotes and demonstrates excellence in nursing practice by using critical thinking, teamwork, collaboration, and outcome focused patient care
• Demonstrates scope of knowledge in their area of practice

Please provide the name of the person you would like to nominate below:










Criteria:
• Uses ethical principles to advocate for patients and their families
• Demonstrates commitment to professional standards in nursing practice
• Demonstrates a spirit of compassion and caring

Please provide the name of the person you would like to nominate below:










Eligibility: Assistant Nurse Managers, Nurse Managers, Directors, Clinical Nurse Specialists

Criteria:
• Role models iCare values
• Creates an environment where attributes of trust, compassion, mutual respect, professional development and ethical behavior are modeled and supported
• Motivates staff with a shared vision and enthusiasm to achieve better outcomes for our patients
• Promotes and enhances the image of nursing within the organization, the community and the profession
• Accessible and responsive to the needs of others, encouraging critical thinking and problem-solving

Please provide the name of the person you would like to nominate below:










Criteria:
• Demonstrates outstanding abilities in the delivery of patient care (critical thinking, prioritization of care, promoting a positive experience)
• Fosters a healthy culture of respect, integrity, and collegiality as evident by strong interpersonal relationships and communication skills
• Demonstrates innovative and progressive ideas to influence positive changes in care delivery using evidence-based practice
• Demonstrates responsibility for own professional development on a consistent basis

Please provide the name of the person you would like to nominate below:










Criteria:
• Demonstrates patience to help others to gain confidence to function independently and takes an active interest in the new Associate
• Teaches all aspects of the job - including clinical knowledge expertise, environmental details, and role expectations
• Teaches clinical skills while providing rationale
• Pursues own professional growth and development

Please provide the name of the person you would like to nominate below:










Criteria:
• A new CNA/Tech with less than 2 years of experience
• Demonstrates the desire to learn the necessary skill set to provide exceptional care to their patients
• Develops and understands all aspects of their job and is responsible for his/her own professional development
• Demonstrates a positive influence and attitude within their team and energizes other team members

Please provide the name of the person you would like to nominate below:










Criteria:
• For CNA/Tech staff that work in our behavioral health, home health, hospice, and ambulatory surgery
• Promotes and demonstrates excellence in nursing practice by using critical thinking, teamwork, collaboration, and outcome focused patient care
• Demonstrates scope of knowledge in their area of practice

Please provide the name of the person you would like to nominate below:















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