Nominations are due by August 1, 2017
Wyoming Nurses Association (WNA) recognizes and celebrate nurses from across Wyoming. Please assist us by planning to nominate a nursing colleague for an award from the WNA as there is no easier way to bring the honor that they deserve.
The celebration and presentation of awards will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Laramie, Wyoming at the Award Luncheon held in conjunction with the Wyoming Nursing Summit and Convention.
2017 Award Categories
New Nurse for the Future
This award is given to one nurse from each of the (5) Wyoming Regions who has been licensed as a Registered Nurse for 5 years or less. The nominee will have become known in that time of practice since graduation for innovative practice, service in the community, or a specific program that will serve the public in the area where they practice. At least one nominee will be suggested by the leaders of the WNA Region and other nominees can be solicited from peers, nursing supervisors or patients of the New Nurse. A letter of one page or less describing the attributes of the nurse will be required to nominate a new nurse for this important award. The five (5) New Nurses for the Future award recipients will receive a one-year membership to ANA and WNA at a discounted rate of $80 (a savings of $200).
Excellence in the Workplace
This award is conferred on a Registered Nurse who has developed an innovative unique approach to nursing theory and knowledge in any practice setting. The award may be given to a Nurse Administrator, Educator or a Nurse who provides direct nursing care. They will be recognized as a role model of consistent high-quality nursing practice. This nurse will have created an environment of professional autonomy and control over their nursing practice. The nomination can come from a peer, patient, or supervisor. A letter of one page or less describing the attributes and examples of quality, professionalism or a description of a specific event in which the Nurse was exceptional will nominate the nurse for this award!
Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing
This award is conferred on an Advanced Practice Nurse who has developed an innovative and unique approach to the provision of nursing in their practice setting. The APRN can be nominated for providing a positive impact to patients or peers in the work setting, or for the provision of autonomous practices. This nurse will have served as a role model for other APRNs. A letter of one page or less describing the attributes of the nurse will be required to nominate the Advance Practice Nurse.
Nightingale Award for Excellence
This award is conferred on a WNA member who, during their career, has provided support to the values of the Wyoming Nursing Association and the profession of nursing in the state of Wyoming. A letter of nomination should include examples of the activities of the nominee which would show lifetime achievement in quality, caring, service and/or dedication to innovation or provision of patient care.
Click here to download the WNA Award Materials and Nomination Form
How to Make a Nomination
Each nomination and supporting documentation must be submitted by August 1, 2017.
Nominations may be made of an individual, group or an organization. Each nomination must include the following:
- Identification of the nominator, title, address, telephone and email address.
- Identification of the award for which nomination is made and name and title of nominee.
- A narrative statement by the nominator outlining the accomplishments of the nominee and how these meet the established criteria for the award. The statements should describe the nominee’s compliance with the established criteria for the award as explicitly and concisely as possible.
- Nominators must supply at least one, but no more than two letters of support for the nomination.
- All nominations must be typed.
- WNA reserves the right to request further information related to a nomination. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.
- Awardees will be notified of the Committee’s decision by September 1, 2017.
Awards will be presented at the Award Luncheon, which will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Laramie, Wyoming.