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GNA and GNF Awards

The Georgia Nurses Association recognizes nurses in various disciplines for their accomplishments during the year. These awards are presented during GNA’s Biennial Professional Development Conference and Membership Assembly.

 

The Georgia Nurses Association (GNA) offers the following awards:  Staff Nurse AwardMedia AwardEmerging Leader AwardExcellence in the Care of Older Adults Award and the Ludie Andrews Award. In addition, the Georgia Nurses Foundation (GNF) seeks nominations for the Innovations in Nursing Practice Award and the Georgia Nurses Association Intervention Program has established the Katherine Pope Memorial Award.

 

Below are the criteria for each award, as well as the link to the corresponding nomination form. The deadline for submission of nominations is July 1st, of odd years only. No exceptions will be made.

 

The 2017 Awards Nominations will open in early 2017.

 

MAIL: Georgia Nurses Association, 3032 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
FAX: 404-325-0407
EMAIL: gna@georiganurses.org

 

Staff Nurse Award

Purpose: The Staff Nurse award recognizes a professional nurse who demonstrates excellence in providing DIRECT PATIENT CARE that is Evidence-Based, and Patient and Family Centered in a variety of health care settings. Candidates who function in the role of staff nurse manage the care and recovery of patients who are ill or injured, and are often the first person that patients and visitors encounter in these settings. Although most nurses in this role work at hospitals and other medical facilities, many travel to community sites and/or patient's home.

 

Sponsoring Organization: Georgia Nurses Association

 

Basis of Selection: A registered nurse engaged in direct patient care who, through patient advocacy, role modeling, and the promotion of professionalism and quality has made an outstanding contribution to nursing in Georgia.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Member of the Georgia Nurses Association. (Both Nominee and Nominator)

Currently employed as a staff nurse practicing in a health care setting in the state of Georgia

Minimal Degree in Nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

 

Nominations: Nominations must be submitted to the GNA Office by July 1st of odd years. Georgia Nurses Association, 3032 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329-2655.

 

Staff Nurse Award Recipients: Linda Doyle (2013); Loretta Smith (2011); Denise Lockamy (2009); Telsa J. Graham (2007); Lillie R. Farmer (2004); Dorethea Peters (2003); Jeffrey Jaudon (2002); Ella Flournoy (2001); Yvonne Smalley-Young (2000); Mary Beth Holland (1999); Charlene "Charlie” Ashe (1998); Sylvia Crawford (1997)

  

 

Media Award

Purpose:To recognize and honor those individuals or organizations that specialize in communications and journalism and who strive for distinction in illustrating the diverse knowledge and rich history of the nursing profession.

 

Sponsoring Organization: Georgia Nurses Association

 

Basis of Selection: Individual(s) or organizations that have acknowledged and addressed nursing issues in their medium.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Accurate and thought provoking depiction of nurses and nursing issues

Utilizing media as a tool to bring awareness to and support of the nursing profession

Promotes the positive image of nurses and the nursing profession

Nomination should include any articles, audio tapes or video clips as supportive documentation

Self-Nomination is Allowed

 

Nominations: Nominations must be submitted to the GNA Office by July 1st of odd years. Georgia Nurses Association, 3032 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329-2655.

 

Media Award Recipients: Emory Healthcare (2015); Nurses' Notes (2013)

  

 

Emerging Leader Award

Purpose:To recognize a nurse and emerging leader at any stage in his/her career who has, during the period October 2013-June 2015, provided and/or demonstrated leadership to the profession at the local, regional or national level.

 

Sponsoring Organization: Georgia Nurses Association

 

Basis of Selection: To recognize a nurse and emerging leader at any stage in his/her career who has, during the period October 2013-June 2015, provided and/or demonstrated leadership to the profession at the local, regional or national level, and who has made a difference in nursing in Georgia through group oriented activities, using personal leadership skills and contributing to educational programs.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Have an active nursing license and actively practice nursing.

Be a member of the Georgia Nurses Association. (Both Nominee and Nominator)

Minimal Degree in Nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

 

Nominations: Nominations must be submitted to the GNA Office by July 1st of odd years. Georgia Nurses Association, 3032 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329-2655.

 

Emerging Leader Award Recipients: Georgia Faye Jackson (2015); Patrice Pierce (2013)

  

 

Excellence in the Care of Older Adults Award

Purpose: To recognize a nurse who has demonstrated, at the local, regional or national level, humility and dedication to the care of older adults.

 

Sponsoring Organization: Georgia Nurses Association

 

Basis of Selection: Any registered nurse who is specifically focused on aspects of nursing practice that impact older adults including: provision of care, educational needs, public education, health care policy, strategies for assisting families and relevant personal behaviors that support the care of older adults.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Maintain an active license and actively practice nursing.

Be a member of the Georgia Nurses Association. (Both Nominee and Nominator)

Minimal Degree in Nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

 

Nominations: Nominations must be submitted to the GNA Office by July 1st of odd years. Georgia Nurses Association, 3032 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329-2655.

 

Excellence in the Care of Older Adults Award Recipients: Carolyn Clevenger (2015); Joel Moorhead (2013)

  

 

Innovations in Nursing Practice Award

Purpose: The Innovations in Nursing Practice Award was established to recognize nursing pioneers who through their creative thoughts and actions, have made a difference for nurses and nursing in Georgia. This award has been dedicated to Mary N. Long, Past President the Georgia Nurses Association and Georgia Nurses Foundation.

 

Sponsoring Organization: Georgia Nurses Foundation

 

Basis of Selection: Any nurse who has made a difference in nursing in Georgia through creative thoughts (willing to think ‘outside the box’) and actions and demonstrates achievement of innovative approaches to defining the work of self and others.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Maintain an active license and actively practice nursing.

Member of the Georgia Nurses Association. (Both Nominee and Nominator)

Minimal Degree in Nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

 

Nominations: Nominations must be submitted to the GNA Office by July 1st of odd years. Georgia Nurses Association, 3032 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329-2655.

  

Innovations in Nursing Practice Award Recipients: Patrice Pierce (2015); Sarah Cartwright (2013); Senator Nadine Thomas (2004); Anicia Biglow (2002); Catherine Futch (2001); Shelby Lacy (2000); Carol Rittenhouse (1999); Mary N. Long (1998)

  

 

Ludie Andrews Award

Purpose: To recognize a registered nurse in Georgia who exemplifies best the courage, tenacity and high ideals of Ludie Andrews.  Click here to read more information on Ludie Andrews.

 

Sponsoring Organization: Georgia Nurses Association


Basis of Selection: A registered Nurse who has promoted activities to increase racial/ethnic and gender diversity in nursing education and practice.  Serves as a role model for professional nurses in Georgia by being a strong advocate for social justice and practices that ensure safe and competent health services and environments for all people, especially the undeserved and under-respected.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Have an active nursing license and actively practice nursing.

Be a member of the Georgia Nurses Association (Both Nominee and Nominator)

Minimal Degree in Nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

 

Ludie Andrews Award Recipients: Sarah Myers (2011); Phyllis Johnson (2000); Catherine Binns (2001); Maggie Gilead (2001); Emma Jean Powell (1999); Mary Long (1998); Eula Aiken (1997); Lena Lavette (1996); Verdelle Bellamy (1995)

 

Katherine Pope Memorial Award

Georgia Nurses Association Intervention Program (GNA-IP) established the Katherine Pope Memorial Award to recognize Nurse Managers throughout the state who have demonstrated support and concern for nurses with the disease of addiction and who have been active in integrating recovering nurses into the workforce so that they may remain active members of our profession. Nominations will be taken from anyone in the state who wishes to name a nurse manager (be it Director of Nursing, Head Nurse or Charge Nurse) to receive this honor. Applications for this honor are to be submitted by August 9th of odd years only. The award will be presented at the biennial GNA Professional Development Conference and Membership Assembly in October. Please submit applications to the attention of GNA-IP in the form of a nomination letter to gna@georgianurses.org.

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