APNA Nurse Awards

Nominations for the 2018 APNA Nurse Awards are now open

There are two awards open for nomination and include the APNA Recently Graduated Nurse of the Year and the APNA Nurse of the Year. 

Who can nominate?

Anyone can nominate a nurse for the APNA Awards. This may include a manager, co-worker, patient, friend, etc.

Self-nominations will be accepted.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for these Awards nominees must: 

  • Have consented to be nominated
  • Be a registered nurse, enrolled nurse, midwife or a nurse practitioner currently registered with AHPRA
  • Be working as a nurse in a primary health care setting1
  • Be a current member of APNA (NB: current APNA Board members are ineligible for these awards)
  • Be available and committed to be an APNA ambassador through the year of the recipient's award. This may include some interstate travel funded by APNA
  • Be available to attend the APNA national conference on Friday 11th May 2018 for presentation of the award
  • Be willing to share your story with the APNA community.

1Primary health care settings are workplaces outside of the acute setting, including areas such as but not limited to aged care, community health, correctional health and general practice.

Winners will:

  • Become an APNA ambassador for 2018–19 with the opportunity to attend key meetings and events
  • Receive a free registration to the APNA national conference (10–12 May), plus flights and accommodation
  • An experienced nurse will mentor the winner of the APNA Recently Graduated Nurse of the Year for 12 months.

How to apply?

  • Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria and determine which of the two awards are available to you.
  • Review the selection criteria stated below for the relevant award.
  • Complete the online application form below and ensure you address each of the selection criteria statements relevant to the award category. This is an important part of your application as awards will be assessed according to the evidence presented by you in your selection statements.

Application form

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4082047/APNA-Nurse-Awards-2018-Nominations

Selection criteria

APNA Nurse of the Year

A nurse and APNA member who has excelled in one or more of the following areas over the past 12 months:

  • Demonstrates leadership and excellence in the field of primary health care nursing
  • Inspires other nurses and primary health care professionals
  • Provides a voice and advocates on behalf of nurses and/or their local community
  • Contributes to improving outcomes for patients and/or communities
  • Contributes to their field, i.e. the nominee has ‘put back’ into a primary health care setting to the benefit of others.

APNA Recently Graduated Nurse of the Year

A recently graduated nurse and APNA member who has recently entered primary health care (a maximum of three years since registration commencement) and who has excelled in one or more of the following areas over the past 12 months:

  • Demonstrates leadership and excellence in the field of primary health care nursing
  • Inspires other nurses and primary health care professionals
  • Provides a voice and advocates on behalf of nurses and/or their local community
  • Contributes to improving outcomes for patients and/or communities.


Selection process and key dates

Eligible nominations will be assessed by a selection panel giving due consideration to the above selection criteria.

Applications open 22 December 2017
Applications close 23 February 2018
Winners notified 9 March 2018
Awards presented 11 May 2018 at APNA's National Conference


APNA Nurse Awards 2017

Eight nurses from country to city were celebrated in APNA’s Nurse Awards in 2017. 

APNA President's Award

Winner: Samantha Moses, Mt Eliza, VIC

Rosemary Bryant Award

Winner: Jane ButcherWilleton Perth, WA 

APNA Graduate Nurse of the Year

Winner: Maria Young, Mungindi on the Queensand/New Soutth Wales border, QLD
Finalist: Jedda Outten, North Wollongong, NSW 
Finalist: Robbie Bedbrook, Leichhardt, Sydney, NSW

APNA Nurse of the Year

Winner: Holly RobinsonThe Oaks, Macarthur Region, NSW
Finalist: Joanne Wilson, North Perth, WA
Finalist: Kim Rayner, West End in Brisbane, QLD

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