Nominations open for Nursing Awards

2017 Nurse Recognition Awards

Nominations are due by September 8, 2017

ANA-Michigan wants to recognize and celebrate nurses from all across Michigan. Plan to nominate a nursing colleague for an award from ANA-Michigan. There is no easier way to bring the honor that they deserve.

The celebration and presentation of awards will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at The Inn at St John’s in Plymouth, Michigan at the award luncheon held in conjunction with the conference and annual assembly.

Download a complete 2017 Nurse Recognition Awards material

Award Categories

Nurse of the Year

  • Holds a current ANA-Michigan membership
  • Constantly surpasses expectations of a professional nurse
  • Commitment and dedication to the profession of nursing
  • Outstanding achievement in the past year

Dorothea Milbrandt Nurse Leader

  • Holds a current ANA-Michigan membership
  • Exemplifies integrity and fairness
  • Participates in professional nursing organizations
  • Role models the skills of listening, negotiating, and collaborating within 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.

Catch 5 – Rising Star Award

NEW THIS YEAR–The Catch 5 Rising Star Award recognizes a Registered Nurse new to the profession whose nursing practice reflects a commitment to advance the profession and whose service has demonstrated professional growth and/or improved healthcare delivery.

  • Holds a current ANA-Michigan membership
  • Employed in the nursing profession for 5 years or less
  • Demonstrates a positive character and responsibility to the profession of nursing, peers, patients, their workplace and to the community
  • Demonstrates competence, knowledge, and skills in clinical practice/specialty practice
  • Utilizes evidence based practice, and/or contributes to the current body of knowledge through presentations or manuscripts
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities
  • Pursues personal, professional, intellectual and continuing education growth opportunities

Public Policy Advocate

  • Demonstrated leadership in community affairs
  • Impact on Public Policy
  • Political Presence
  • Contributions to social or civic organizations

Region of the Year

  • Greatest growth in membership
  • New leadership development
  • Increased member involvement
  • Community involvement/partnerships
  • Creative meeting strategies
  • Submit reports and articles in a timely manner
  • How to Make a Nomination

Download 2017 Nurse Recognition Awards for the nomination form and to view the nomination process.