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2016 Awards nominations

Posted about 2 years ago by Becky Ellis

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It's time for nominations for 2016 NMSNA annual awards. The award categories are

The Horizon Award: Recognizes a novice school nurse within the first three years of practice who demonstrates the potential for leadership in the profession of school nursing. Recognizes a novice school nurse whose contributions promote the health of New Mexico school children. Criteria: the Nominee must be: A Registered Professional School Nurse in the State of New Mexico. A full-time or part-time school nurse. Be a member of NMSNA for ONE year. Recommended by a School Nurse Supervisor.

The Community Service Award: Recognizes an individual or organization that promotes the health of school children in New Mexico and has supported the New Mexico School Nurses Association.

Marlene McDowell Distinguished Service Award: Recognizes a school nurse who advocates for improved access to health care for children. Recognizes a school nurse whose contributions promote the health of school children. Recognizes a school nurse who promotes the Goals and philosophy of NMSNA.

Recognition Award: (Choose one) 1. School nurse for a special project; 2. Individual who has given outstanding service to NMSNA; 3. Individual or organization who has continually supported NMSNA, school nursing or school health services in at least the last five years. 4. Retired nurse with NMSNA.

School Nurse Administrator of the Year: 1. The Nominee must a) be a registered professional nurse in the State of New Mexico b) hold a Bachelors degree or higher c) be a member of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) for the current and preceding five years d) be a member of the New Mexico School Nurses Association (NMSNA) e) have completed five years in school health f) currently work full-time. Main responsibilities should include the supervision, administration and coordination of nursing services and health programs. 2. The Nominee may not be on the NASN board of directors or an officer of NASN at the time of nomination. 3. The Nominee demonstrates excellence in nursing administration based on Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators (ANA, 1996).

School Nurse of the Year: 1. The Nominee must a) be a registered professional nurse in the State of New Mexico b) be a member of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) for the current and preceding two years c) be a member of the New Mexico School Nurses Association (NMSNA) d) have five years experience as a school nurse e) currently work fulltime as a school nurse. If the only school nurse position in a community is not full-time, it will be considered full-time for the purpose of this eligibility criteria. f) spend at least 50% of his/her time providing direct care to students. 2. Supervisors and administrators who provide direct services to students are eligible. 3. The Nominee may not be on the NASN board of directors or an officer of NASN at the time of nomination. 4. The Nominee demonstrates excellence in nursing practice based on School Nursing Practice Roles and Standards.

See attachment for award applications and instructions.


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