Awards

Nominate a colleague, friend or health care advocate who strives to improve health care delivery and promote health awareness every day. The Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) proudly acknowledges the contributions made by current and former members of the profession.

Deadline for Submissions

The deadline for submission of nominations for all NANB awards is February 26, 2021

Procedure for Selection of Awards and Frequency

Completed nomination packages and or any inquiries can be directed to awickett@nanb.nb.ca

Life Membership

Purpose

The purpose of Life Membership is to recognize RNs or NPs who have provided outstanding services to the nursing profession, either by serving in elected office or by participating in committee work at the national and/or provincial level.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be a member or former member, in good standing of the NANB.
  • Nominees must have made a substantial contribution to nursing in New Brunswick.
  • Nominees must be nominated by two RNs or NPs; or one RN or NP and another regulated health care professional who works directly with the nominee (i.e. physician or LPN, etc.); or one RN or NP and a member of the public who is not related to the nominee.

Guidelines for submission of nominations for Life Membership

A completed nomination package must be submitted to the NANB by the designated deadline date. Nomination packages shall include:

  1. a completed nomination form by the nominators and the nominee;
  2. completed form answering the criteria outlined;
  3. copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae or resume.

Honorary Membership

Purpose

Honorary Memberships recognize distinguished services or valuable assistance to the nursing profession by a member of the public.  Nominees may be persons who have played a leadership role within an allied health care group or a member of the public who has performed meritorious services on behalf of RNs and nursing.

Eligibility

  • Nominees may NOT be members of the NANB.
  • Nominees must have played a leadership role on behalf of the profession of nursing.
  • Nominees must be nominated by two RNs or NPs; or one RN or NP and another regulated health care professional who works directly with the nominee (i.e. physician or LPN, etc.); or one RN or NP and a member of the public who is not related to the nominee.
  • The nomination must be submitted to the NANB board of directors for a vote to accept or reject the nomination.

Guidelines for submission of nominations for Honorary Membership

A completed nomination package must be submitted to the NANB by the designated deadline date. Nomination packages shall include:

a) a completed nomination form by the nominators and the nominee;
b) completed form answering the criteria outlined.

Excellence in Clinical Practice Award

Purpose

NANB believes that the clinical practice role is fundamental to nursing and that all other roles within the profession exist to maintain and support nursing practice.

The purpose of the Excellence in Clinical Practice Award is to honour an RN or NP in clinical practice, who is providing direct care to clients in any nursing setting and who has made a significant contribution to the profession of nursing. The intent of this award is to foster excellence in clinical practice and to recognize nursing colleagues.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be active members of NANB, in good standing.
  • Nominees must be practising in clinical positions, in which they provide direct care to clients.
  • Nominees must be nominated by two RNs or NPs; or one RN or NP and another regulated health care professional who works directly with the nominee (i.e. physician or LPN, etc.); or one RN or NP and a member of the public who is not related to the nominee.

Guidelines for submission of nominations for Excellence in Clinical Practice Award

A completed nomination package must be submitted to the NANB by the designated deadline date. Nomination packages shall include:

  1. a completed nomination form by the nominators and the nominee;
  2.  completed form answering the criteria outlined.

Interview

The Awards Selection Committee may interview the candidate (teleconference) to seek clarification of information received or to acquire additional information.

Awards of Merit

Purpose

The Awards of Merit recognize nurses from each of the four key areas of nursing who have made a unique contribution to the nursing profession and who demonstrate excellence in nursing practice.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be active members of NANB, in good standing.
  • Nominees must be nominated by two RNs or NPs; or one RN or NP and another regulated health care professional who works directly with the nominee (i.e. physician or LPN, etc.); or one RN or NP and a member of the public who is not related to the nominee.

Guidelines for submission of nominations for an Award of Merit:

A completed nomination package must be submitted to the NANB by the designated deadline date. Nomination packages shall include:

  1. a completed nomination form by the nominators and the nominee;
  2. completion of the form answering the criteria outlined below.

Award of Merit: Nursing Practice

Award of Merit: Administration

Award of Merit: Education

Award of Merit: Research

Entry-Level Nurse Achievement Award

Purpose

NANB believes in recognizing entry-level nurses for their early contribution in the nursing profession. The Entry-Level Nurse Achievement Award recognize nurses who have been practising as an RN or NP for less than two years and who demonstrate excellence in nursing practice, including nursing leadership.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be active members of NANB, in good standing and have entered the nursing profession by graduating from their nursing education program not more than two years prior to being nominated.
  • Nominees must be practising in clinical positions, in which they provide direct care to clients.
  • Nominees have exceeded the expectations of their employers or nurse colleagues, indicating possibilities as an exceptional member of the nursing profession.
  • Nominees must be nominated by two RNs or NPs; or one RN or NP and another regulated health care professional who works directly with the nominee (i.e. physician or LPN, etc.); or one RN or NP and a member of the public who is not related to the nominee.

Guidelines for submission of nominations for Entry-Level Nurse Achievement Award

A completed nomination package must be submitted to the NANB by the designated deadline date. Nomination packages shall include:

  1. a completed nomination form by the nominators and the nominee;
  2.  completion of the form answering the criteria outlined.