March of Dimes is now accepting nominations for its 21st Annual Nurse of the Year Awards, which will be presented during a virtual ceremony Nov. 17. Make a nomination here by Sunday, Aug. 20. The organization will recognize individuals from 12 different categories from across the state for their leadership, care and compassion to make a difference.
Nominations are free to make, and there is no limit to the number of nominations one can submit. March of Dimes leaders ask nominators to be specific with the information they share and detail how nominees go above and beyond their call of duty.
After a nurse has been nominated, March of Dimes will contact nominees directly and invite them to complete an application, which is an opportunity for nominees to elaborate on the information their nominators shared. Scoring will be primarily based on nominations, but judges will have access to both nominations and nominee applications to make their decisions.
The categories for this year’s awards are:
- Advocacy for patients
- Behavioral health
- Distinguished nurse of the year
- Diversity, equity and inclusion
- Front line leader
- Innovation in clinical advancement
- Nursing administration and leadership
- Nursing practice excellence
- Population health management
- Professional development excellence
- Rising star
- Women’s health – lactation/maternal services