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Pathway Nurse of the Year Award

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2022 Pathway Nurse of the Year Awards

We are excited to add a third award category this year: Nurse Partner!!

Do you work with a nurse leader, direct care nurse or nurse partner who has positively impacted the practice environment?

 The Pathway Nurse of the Year Award™ recognizes the outstanding contributions of one nurse leader, one direct care nurse and one nurse partner globally from Pathway-designated organizations, who have positively impacted the practice environment by demonstrating remarkable skills in working collaboratively with team members and integrating clinical expertise with compassionate patient/resident interactions.

Eligibility Criteria

ANCC will accept nominations for nurse leaders, direct care nurses or nurse partners from a organizations with active Pathway to Excellence designation. An individual winner can receive the award once in a lifetime. 

The nurse leader nominee must be a registered nurse responsible for the supervision of nurses and other health care providers who deliver nursing care at a Pathway-designated organization at the time of submission.

The direct care nurse nominee must be a nurse whose primary responsibility is the provision of direct patient care at a Pathway-designated organization at the time of submission. This includes nurses at every level who provide direct patient care at least 50 percent of the time.

The nurse partner nominee must be a non-nurse who is eligible to participate in the validation survey of the Pathway to Excellence appraisal process. This includes non-RN midwifes from Pathway-designated organizations outside of the United States and certified nursing assistant/nursing aide from long-term care facilities at the time of submission.

  • For purposes of Pathway, a midwife is a person who has successfully completed a midwifery education program based on the International Confederation of Midwives Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice and the framework of the ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education and is recognized in the country where it is located; who has acquired the requisite qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice and use the title “midwife”, and who demonstrates competency in the practice of midwifery.
  • For purposes of Pathway, a certified nursing assistant/nursing aide that helps residents with direct health care needs, under the supervision of a nurse in a long-term care facility.

Nominees, regardless of tenure and hours worked, from any site included in the Pathway to Excellence application are eligible. 

ANCC does not charge an entry fee for nomination submission.

Only one award will be awarded to an organization in an award year.

The nominator must assign the nominee to the nurse leader, direct care nurse or nurse partner award during the online submission process.

The nominations must include:

1. Nominee's resume (3-page maximum)

2. Narrative essay: 500 words or fewer, written by the nominator, demonstrating the contributions the Pathway nurse leader, direct care nurse or nurse partner nominee has made in the Pathway-designated organization to include:
How the nominee’s contributions exemplify living at least two (2) of the Pathway Standards with a focus on the individual’s contributions as defined by the two criteria (a and b) below:

a) Demonstrated remarkable skills in working collaboratively with team members
b) Integrated clinical expertise with compassionate patient/resident interactions

3. Letter of endorsement: limited to one page from the chief nursing officer or LTC director of nursing (CNO/DON) of the nominating Pathway-designated organization describing why the nominee should be chosen as the Pathway Nurse of the Year (nurse leader, direct care nurse or nurse partner) to include:
How the nominee’s contributions exemplify living at least two (2) of the Pathway Standards with a focus on the individual’s contributions as defined by the two criteria (a and b) below:

a) Demonstrated remarkable skills in working collaboratively with team members
b) Integrated clinical expertise with compassionate patient/resident interactions

Submission Instructions and Website

Nominations must be submitted through the online submission website. The website details all nomination information and walks nominators through the submission process step-by-step. 

Nominatations have closed for the award year. Thank you for your interest in the Pathway Nurse of the Year Award.

Please note: ANCC will only review completed nominations.

Award Information

ANCC will present the Pathway Nurse of the Year Awards during the ANCC Pathway to Excellence® and ANCC National Magnet Conference® in Philadelphia, PA on October 12 - 15, 2022. In addition, the awardee will receive: stipend for travel costs to the ANCC Pathway to Excellence® and ANCC National Magnet Conference® ; Conference registration fee; Award presentation onstage at the Pathway to Excellence Conference; Recognition during the ANCC Pathway Nurse of the Year reception during the Pathway conference with an invitation extended to registered conference attendees from the winner’s Pathway-designated organization; Pathway Nurse of the Year crystal award, engraved with winner’s name, credentials, and award category; Invitation to the Pathway Leadership Luncheon; Lab coat embossed with name, credentials, and award category, and a lapel pin; Professional photos and videos taken at the ANCC Pathway to Excellence® and ANCC National Magnet Conference®; and Award announcements on the ANCC website and ANA media platforms.

Questions?

Email PNOY@ana.org or call 301.628.5198.

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