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National Nurse Leadership Council (NNLC)

Nursing Awards

Mabel May Wagner Nursing Award

CRITERIA: Demonstrates resourcefulness & dedication; professional & technical skills; exceptional ability to apply nursing standards; involved in continuing education.
ELIGIBILITY: All professional nurses in PHS
EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: PHS: Civil Service, Comm Corps
AWARD DATE: Annual COA Meeting (~Jun), Plaque
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: February
SPONSOR: Public Health Service

Lucille Woodville Memorial Award

CRITERIA: Honors a nurse midwife or a MCH nurse whose work has resulted in significant contributions to the health and well-being of mothers and newborns.
ELIGIBILITY: RN
EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: PHS: Civil Service, Comm Corps
AWARD DATE: Annual COA Meeting (~Jun), Plaque
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: February
SPONSOR: Office of PHS Chief Nurse

Minnigerode Awards for Nursing Excellence (MANE)

McLaughlin Award for Clinical Services

CRITERIA: Exemplary leadership & skill resulting in noteworthy accomplishments as a clinician.
ELIGIBILITY: LPN, RN, APN
EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: PHS: Civil Service, Comm Corps
AWARD DATE: Annual COA Meeting, Plaque
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: March
SPONSOR: PHS Nursing

Hanzel Award for Administrative Activities

CRITERIA: Exemplary leadership as a nurse executive resulting in noteworthy accomplishments, e.g., enhancement of patient/client relationships, productivity, creative resource utilization.
ELIGIBILITY: LPN, RN, APN
EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: PHS: Civil Service, Comm Corps
AWARD DATE: Annual COA Meeting, Plaque
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: March
SPONSOR: PHS Nursing

Hasselmeyer Award for Research Initiatives

CRITERIA: Noteworthy accomplishments in nursing research and clinical investigation which stimulates development of new knowledge & practice in nursing.
ELIGIBILITY: LPN, RN, APN
EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: PHS: Civil Service, Comm Corps
AWARD DATE: Annual COA Meeting, Plaque
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: March
SPONSOR: PHS Nursing

Petry Leone Award for Health Prom & Education

CRITERIA: Noteworthy acomplishments in patient/client or professional education which informs consumers and/or health care practitioners about significant health related issues.
ELIGIBILITY: LPN, RN, APN
EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: PHS: Civil Service, Comm Corps
AWARD DATE: Annual COA Meeting, Plaque
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: March
SPONSOR: PHS Nursing

Gregg Group Award for Teamwork

CRITERIA: Exemplary leadership contributions by nurse members of a group or team. Examples: development of new programs; establishing new standards of care.
ELIGIBILITY: LPN, RN, APN
EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: PHS: Civil Service, Comm Corps
AWARD DATE: Annual COA Meeting, Plaque
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: March
SPONSOR: PHS Nursing

JD Lane Junior Investigator & Clinical Society Open Awards

CRITERIA: Significant contributions in research and/or clinical health experience.
ELIGIBILITY: PHS: Civil Service, Comm Corps
EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: PHS: Civil Service, Comm Corps
AWARD DATE: Plaque & $200.00
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Manuscript submission to COA, PO Box 456, Arnold, MD 21012
SPONSOR: Commissioned Officers Association

Nurse of the Year

In following categories: Administrator; Clinical Nurse; LPN; Ancillary Nurse; Advanced Practice; Nurse Group; Special Friend of Nursing
CRITERIA: Noteworthy accomplishment, e.g., contributes to the improvement of health of AI/AN population; contributes to nursing process, demonstrates high degree of competence.
ELIGIBILITY: NA, LPN, RN
EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: I/T/U
AWARD DATE: NNLCA conf (~Jun), Plaque
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: April
SPONSOR: National Council of Nursing

Dedicated Service Award (3 awards)

CRITERIA: At least five years of service in I/T/U with significant, sustained contributions to the healthcare of AI/ANs.
ELIGIBILITY: RN
EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: I/T/U
AWARD DATE: NCCD Conf. (~Feb), Plaque
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: November
SPONSOR: National Council of Nursing

Nursing Research Award (1 award)

CRITERIA: Research conducted within proceeding 5 years in a subject related to nursing or patient care outcomes within Indian Health.
ELIGIBILITY: RN
EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: I/T/U
AWARD DATE: NCCD Conf. (~Feb), Plaque
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: November
SPONSOR: National Council of Nursing

AI/ANCOAC Leadership Award

CRITERIA: Demonstrated significant contributions fostering the goals of the AIANCOAC and enhancing the health of AI/ANs.
ELIGIBILITY: Native American Comm Officers
EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: PHS
AWARD DATE: COA conf. (~Jun), Plaque
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: November
SPONSOR: American Indian/Alaska Native Commissioned Officer Advisory Committee

AI/ANCOAC Annie Dodge Waunkea Award

CRITERIA: Demonstrated significant contributions fostering the goals of AIANCOAC and enhancing the health of AI/ANs at the local level.
ELIGIBILITY: Native American Comm Officers
EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: PHS
AWARD DATE: COA conf. (~Jun), Plaque
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: November
SPONSOR: American Indian/Alaska Native Commissioned Officer Advisory Committee

Chief Nurse Award

CRITERIA: Impact in Clinical or non-clinical settings
ELIGIBILITY: RN, LPN
EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: PHS: Civil Service, Comm Corps
AWARD DATE: Discretion of Chief Nurse, Certificate
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: None
SPONSOR: Office of PHS Chief Nurse

IHS Director's Award

CRITERIA: Recognizes individuals or groups whose special efforts and contributions exceed regular duty requirements. Examples: unusual competence, heroism, outstanding efforts in applying technical skills.
ELIGIBILITY: Any IHS employee
EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: IHS
AWARD DATE: Discretion of IHS Director, Plaque
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Announced
SPONSOR: Office of IHS Director
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