Excellence in Nursing Awards: Nominate a Nurse

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Hudson Valley Magazine proudly presents its 7th Annual Excellence in Nursing Awards — and we need your help!

We are looking for nurses who go above and beyond their call of duty; who hail from all healthcare settings, including hospitals, private practices, and schools; and who specialize in all fields, like women’s health, hospice, pediatrics, research, and education. 

Coinciding with National Nurses Week, our 2014 Excellence in Nursing Awards pays tribute to the area’s top nurses, 20 of whom will be judged by the magazine’s editors and medical professionals and profiled in our May 2014 issue. All nominated nurses will be honored during our awards reception, the top-rated nurse given a special gift, and a local high school senior awarded with a $1,500 scholarship to pursue his or her dreams of becoming a nurse.

Nominate a nurse from your organization, and help us honor those who exemplify the profession’s best standards of practice.

To be eligible for our consideration, nurses must meet the following criteria:

  • RNs and LPNs (full- or part-time)
  • Made a significant impact on patient care
  • Gone “beyond the call”
  • Demonstrated excellence
  • Shown commitment to the community served
  • Achieved life-long professionalism

Please complete the following nomination form by January 31, 2014:

Nominee's name:

Nominee's contact info (email/daytime phone):

Nominee's degrees/training:

Phonetic spelling of nominee's name (to help us pronounce it properly):

Nominee's full mailing address (include city, state, zip code):

Your name:

Relationship to nominee (nominations can only be made by nurse’s superior or co-worker):

Your email address:

In 500 words or less, please tell us about your nominee. Beyond being caring and committed, please tell us why this person deserves to be honored with a Hudson Valley Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award. Please provide a specific example of a significant contribution or accomplishment that exemplifies excellence and describes how this person has had a positive impact on people, staff, and the community.

Important details:
• Please make checks payable to Hudson Valley Magazine at 2678 South Rd., Poughkeepsie NY 12601. Nominations will not be accepted until check is received.
• Hudson Valley Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Awards Advisory Committee reserves the right to decline a nomination if the nurse does not meet the basic criteria.
• Nominations must be made by a nursing employer; patient/family nominations must be submitted through nurse’s employer or co-worker.
• The first 100 nominations received by January 31, 2014 will be accepted.
• $100 nomination fee includes dinner for nominee at the May ceremony and all recognition materials.
• Digital headshot must be emailed to pr@hvmag.com (3”x 5”, 300 dpi).
• In order to allow as many organizations as possible to participate, Hudson Valley Magazine reserves the right to limit the number of nominated nurses and guests per organization. 

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