Nomination form for the Future is Bright Award

The Future is Bright Award is a WOCN award, intended to recognize a new WOC nurse, tri-specialty certified through WOCNCB, within her/his first five (5) years of practice, who exemplifies the scope of WOC nursing practice as defined in “WOC Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice”, 2nd Edition (clinician, educator, consultant, researcher, administrator).

If you do not have the last copy of this publication, click here to view role dscriptions for WOC nurses: http://www.wocn.org/?page=WOCNurseRoles.

To purchase your copy of "WOC Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice", 2nd Edition, click here: https://www.wocn.org/store/ViewProduct.aspx?id=10222725.

Nominations are due by Monday, March 5th. Nominees will be notified of final decision by Monday, April 2nd.

If you have any questions about this award, please contact Heather Martinek at hmartinek@wocn.org.

Thank you!




The following section is intended to gather information about nominator.










Nominator must be a WOCN member in good standing (current Board members and past presidents are not eligible to nominate an individual).



The following section is intended to gather information about nominee.




Nominee must be tri-specialty certified through WOCNCB


Nominee must be within three to five years of practice




Nominee can work within any practice setting






Nominee must be a current member of the WOCN Society.



The following section is intended to gather evidence from the nominator about how your nominee exemplifies the scope of WOC nursing practice, as defined in "WOC Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice", 2nd Edition.

As a nominator, you are responsible for submitting a short summary (1000 words total or less for all of the below listed sections) providing examples of how your nominee fulfills her/his role as a WOC nurse, as prescribed in "WOC Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice", 2nd Edition. Please refer to pages 13 and 14 of this publication to learn about WOC nurse's roles as clinician, educator, consultant, researcher, administrator.

If you do not have the last copy of this publication, click here to view role descriptions for WOC nurses: http://www.wocn.org/?page=WOCNurseRoles.

To purchase your copy of "WOC Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice", 2nd Edition, click here: https://www.wocn.org/store/ViewProduct.aspx?id=10222725.



Please provide an example of how your nominee developed an individualized plan of care to complement the developmental age of the healthcare consumer and their caregiver and achieve the best outcomes.


Please provide an example of how your nominee provided and/or staff education through orientation, on the-job training, in-service education, development of protocols and/or guidelines.


Please provide an example of how your nominee developed a plan of care for a specific population to include current trends, best practices, development of standardized treatment and prevention plans, and refinement of plans based on the outcomes.


Please provide an example of how your nominee converted evidence based guidelines into his/her practice.


Please provide an example of your nominee’s role in program development and ensuring quality outcomes.






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