Nominations now open for Heroes in Action (formerly Nurse of the Year)

May 12, 2022

The March of Dimes is now accepting nominations for Heroes in Action (formerly know as the Nurse of the Year awards). Make a nomination online until July 24. Winners will be announced at the Heroes in Action awards breakfast Friday, Nov. 4 at the Seattle Convention Center (formerly Washington State Convention Center). Those who are nominated will also need to fill out an application form to be eligible.

The award recognizes nurses for their leadership, care and compassion. The 2022 awards mark 20 years of paying tribute to the nursing and maternal and infant health community.

March of Dimes will recognize nurses in 14 categories of care:

  • Acute Care
  • Advance Practice Nursing
  • 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
  • Outpatient and Community Care Network
  • Public and Community Health (new in 2022)
  • Rising Star
  • Women’s Health – Lactation/Maternal Services

There is no fee to submit a nomination, and individuals may submit as many nominations as they like. Once the nomination has been submitted, the nominee will be notified and asked to submit an application. The complete application must be submitted to be considered, and scoring will be based on both the nomination and the application.

More event details – including ticket purchasing information, instructions on how to make a tribune gift for a nurse and more information about each category – is available online. For questions, please contact Kristen Miller at or 206-496-8645.


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