Awards

DEADLINE EXTENDED

2018 Nurse Recognition Awards now due Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Honor a Nurse

Michigan has many nurses whose outstanding contributions should be recognized. ANA-Michigan
has established several awards to recognize excellence in Michigan nursing. Plan to nominate a
nursing colleague. There is no easier way to bring the honor that they deserve.

Nomination Procedures

Each nomination and supporting documentation must be submitted by September 26, 2018.
Nominations should be addressed to:
ANA-Michigan Awards Committee
2501 Jolly Road
Suite 110
Okemos, Michigan 48864
If possible, nominations and documentation should be submitted electronically via email to nurse@ana-Michigan.org, “Subject: Award Nomination”.
Nominations may be made of an individual, group or an organization.

All nominations become the property of the ANA-Michigan Association. ANA-Michigan reserves the right to request further information related to a nomination. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.

Content:

1. Completed nomination form.
2. 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.
3. At least two letters supporting the nomination, such as a supervisor or colleague.
4. A brief curriculum vitae and any additional pertinent information (not required for the Friend of Nursing award nominations)
5. All nominations must be typed.

Download the Fillable Nomination Form Here

2018 RECOGNITION AWARDS

Exceptional Promise
Exceptional Promise Award aims to spotlight five (5) aspiring nursing students for their skills today and promise for tomorrow. ANA-Michigan will recognize five (5) distinguished nursing students who exemplify leadership and achievement in their community and their scholarly efforts. The purpose is intended to celebrate and encourage exemplary dedication to the nursing profession.

Criteria to Include:

• Prelicensed nursing student at the time the nomination is made.
• Significantly or uniquely contributes to leadership within their nursing program.
• Demonstrates leadership in community affairs, nursing professional organizations, and in the growth and development of others in these areas.
• Positively promotes the nursing profession.

 

Celebrating the Future
Celebrating the Future Award aims to recognize and acknowledge five (5) nurses in Michigan who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in nursing that have been a licensed RN for five years or less. This award is intended to celebrate dedicated service, encourage exemplary commitment to the nursing profession, and promise to grow in leadership in the advancement of nursing in Michigan.

Criteria to Include:

• Currently licensed as an RN in the state of Michigan.
• Employed in the nursing profession for five (5) years or less.
• Significantly or uniquely contributes to leadership within the nursing profession through clinical practice, education and teaching, administrative leadership, research, writing, publishing, policy involvement, and/or healthcare innovation.
• Demonstrates leadership in community affairs, nursing professional organizations, and in the growth and development of others in these areas.
• Positively promotes and advances the nursing profession in the community (local/global) through volunteerism/outreach efforts, legislative work, and policy development.
• Provide examples of how the nominee captures the essence of nursing.

 

Honoring the Past
Honoring the Past Award aims to recognize five (5) ANA-Michigan members who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in nursing that has been practicing for 30 or more years. This award is intended to celebrate the dedication, exemplary commitment, and significant contribution for a significant period to the nursing profession in Michigan.

Criteria to Include:

• This nominee may be active or retired from nursing.
• Demonstrated innovative strategies they have made over their nursing career.
• Consistently surpass expectations of a professional nurse; thus, enhancing the image of nursing as a profession.
• Demonstrates sustained and substantial contribution to ANA-Michigan.
• Served as a role model of consistent excellence in their area of practice.
• Other professional behaviors, such as mentoring, advocacy, research conduction or utilization, publications and presentations should also be demonstrated throughout his/her career.
• Holds a current membership in ANA-Michigan.

 

Dorothea Milbrandt Nurse Leader
The Dorothea Milbrandt Nurse Award has been created to honor nurses who have demonstrated excellence in building successful mentoring relationships with other nurses and/or nursing students. This award is presented on behalf of the late Dorothea Milbrandt, RN, MPS, MSN, who had an important and lasting impact on nursing in Michigan for nearly 40 years. She served as Interim and Associate Executive Director of the Michigan Nurses Association, Course Director at
Lansing Community College, Board member at Ingham County Health Education Coalition, Appraiser ANA Magnet Hospital Recognition Program, Associate Professor at Michigan State University, and Vice President for Nursing at Ingham Medical Center in Lansing, Michigan. In 2005, she was instrumental in the founding of the Registered Nurses Association in Michigan, now known as ANA-Michigan.
Nominees must meet the following criteria:

• Exemplifies integrity and fairness.
• Participates in professional nursing organizations.
• Role models the skills of listening, negotiating, and collaborating with an interdisciplinary team.
• Demonstrates creativity, management skills, and a passion for excellence.
• Demonstrated excellence in building successful mentoring relationships with other nurses and/or nursing students.
• Holds a current membership in ANA-Michigan.

 

Friend of Nursing
The Friend of Nursing Award is conferred on a non-nurse who has rendered valuable assistance to the nursing profession. Their contributions and assistance are of statewide significance to nursing. Nominees must meet the following criteria:

• Demonstrates a commitment to the ideals and purposes of nursing.
• Demonstrates superior achievement and leadership in their field of work.
• Contributes to the long-term significance to the nursing profession, and/or to the health of people within Michigan.

 

Lifetime Achievement
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual’s longstanding commitment to and profound impact on nursing.
Nominees must meet the following criteria:

• Has shown a lifelong commitment and dedication to the nursing profession.
• Has been an innovator and developed programs, new models, or research related to promoting the profession.
• Attained leadership positions of distinction in the academic, government,
and/or community arena.
• Holds a current membership in ANA-Michigan.

 

Public Policy Advocate
Public Policy Advocate Award is to recognize a nurse who has demonstrated success in using public policy and advocacy as strategies in advancing nursing in Michigan.
Nominees must meet the following criteria:

• Demonstrated leadership in community affairs.
• Impact on public policy.
• Has established a political presence in local, state, or national policies.
• Contributions to social or civic organizations.
• Holds a current membership in ANA-Michigan.

Deadline Extended To September. 26, 2018

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