WESTERN INSTITUTE OF NURSING/JOHN A. HARTFORD FOUNDATION REGIONAL GERIATRIC NURSING EDUCATION AWARD

BACKGROUND
In 2011, the John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at Oregon Health & Science University established a “Regional Geriatric Nursing Education Award” within WIN, and the first award was given in 2012. The OHSU Hartford Center is providing the funds for the award.

Award winners include:

2012:  Catherine Van Son, Washington State University, Spokane, WA
2013:  Glenise McKenzie, Oregon Health & Science University, Ashland, OR

NOMINATION GUIDELINES

  1. Each nominee must have a sponsor and a co-sponsor. The sponsor, co-sponsor, and nominee must be individual members of WIN or be from a WIN member agency(ies).
     
  2. The online nomination form must be completed and submitted for each nominee.
     
  3. Each nomination must include the sponsor’s nominating statement and a letter of support from the co-sponsor. None of the statements shall exceed one (1) single-spaced page. Each letter should specifically address the selection criteria below.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
Each nomination must include statements from the sponsor and co-sponsor that provide evidence of excellence and/or innovation in gerontological nursing education. Faculty at any rank engaged in teaching in either didactic or clinical settings at the baccalaureate or graduate level are eligible.

SELECTION PROCESS

The WIN/Hartford Regional Geriatric Nursing Research & Education Award Selection Committee will select the 2014 recipient. Current Committee members are Janet Mentes, Barbara Cochran, and Terri Harvath. The sponsor will be notified of the Committee's decision by January, 2014. The sponsor will have the opportunity to notify the award recipient prior to notification by WIN.

PRESENTATION OF AWARD
The Regional Geriatric Nursing Education Award will be presented at the awards ceremony held in conjunction with 47th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, April 9-12, 2014 at the Seattle Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA. The sponsor(s) of the award recipient will introduce the individual and briefly share the reasons why the person is deserving of the award. A plaque and a cash award of $250 will be presented to the awardee.

CONFERENCE EXPENSES
WIN is not able to defray registration fees or reimburse travel expenses for the award recipients, sponsors or co-sponsors.

NOMINATION DEADLINE
The completed online nomination form, the letter from the sponsor and the letter from the co-sponsor must be received in the WIN office no later than Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 5:00 PM.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Please use the online nomination form for making your nomination. Click here for the form