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Rhode Island Monthly’s Excellence in Nursing Awards Nomination Form

General instructions
All winners will be selected by an expert panel of nurse leaders from outside of Rhode Island. Please review all of the categories below before determining which to nominate your nurse for, and please be sure to fill out the entire application.

Nominees must meet the following general criteria to be considered:
1. The nominee holds a license to practice nursing in the state of Rhode Island.
2. The nominee has served/practiced in the area/position for which he/she is nominated in the last 365 days.

Nominations must be received via electronic submission by May 31. You may also email any questions and/or supplemental materials to Rhode Island Monthly’s Special Editions Editor, Kerri Tallman, at ktallman@rimonthly.com.

AWARDS CATEGORIES:

Nurse Executive
This nurse works within the capacity of a Chief Nurse Officer or Chief Executive Officer of a hospital or health care organization.

Home Health Nurse
This nurse works in a setting that renders care within the patient’s home.

Community Health/Public Health Nurse
This nurse works in a setting that renders care within the community or the public health sphere.

Long Term Care Nurse
This nurse works in a skilled nursing care or assisted living setting.

Clinical Nurse Educator of the Year
This award honors the registered nurse educator in any health care setting who is involved in ongoing continuing education programs for nursing staff.

Nurse of the Year in Academic Setting
This award is given to an outstanding nurse educator involved in a formal entry-level or graduate level nursing education program. This award may also recognize a registered nurse who has led significant formal or informal nursing research which has impacted health care or community.

Clinical Practice Nurse of the Year
This award recognizes a registered nurse delivering exemplary patient care in the clinic, hospital or office setting.

Nurse Practitioner of the Year
This award honors an advanced practice registered nurse (NP) for outstanding direct patient care.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist of the Year
This award honors an advanced practice registered nurse (CRNA) for outstanding direct patient care.

Nurse of the Year in Non-Traditional Setting
This award honors a nurse best exemplifying the art and science of nursing in a non-traditional employment setting (law firm, public policy, health care management, quality assurance, military, etc.).

Nurse Leader of the Year
This award recognizes a registered nurse who administers the business/patient care activities of a health organization and/or who manages other personnel.

Licensed Practical Nurse
This award recognizes a practical nurse delivering exemplary patient care in the clinic, hospital or office setting.

Senior Student Nurse in a RN Program
This award recognizes a student nurse who exemplifies future leadership skills to enhance the profession.

Nursing Staff/Team of the Year
This award honors a staff, unit or team of nurses in a hospital or health care facility setting who work together to deliver outstanding patient care.

Please complete all the following fields.