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The aim of this award is to recognise the contributions of a PAH nurse or nursing team who has demonstrated peak performance through an innovation** in nursing.
**“Innovation is the application of creativity or problem solving that results in a widely adopted strategy, product, or service that meets a need in a new or different way. Innovations are about improvement in quality, cost effectiveness, or efficiency” (Kayla et al 2015, 1674). The innovation cannot be found in literature and can be a very simple idea that improves the way we work and/or have a positive impact on patients.
To be eligible the application must consist of a:
Submit a maximum of 500 words that explains the innovation and how it meets the needs of patients, consumers and their family.
An individual is able to self-nominate or be nominated by colleagues. Please nominate by completing the online nomination form below. The Centre of Nursing Excellence (CNE) is accountable for coordinating this award.
Nominations will be judged by a panel that consists of nursing executive; interprofessional colleague; and a consumer representative from the PAH Consumer Consultative Committee. Each member will have equal voting rights, although in the event of a conflict of interest (i.e. nominee is from respective work unit) these rights will be rescinded. Following review of the applicants, the panel will declare any conflicts of interest prior to the voting process taking place. The panel will utilise a Likert scale from ‘Strongly Agree that Applicant Meets Criteria to Strongly Disagree that Applicant Meets Criteria’ to assist in determining the top 5 nominations and recommend a winner of the award. The top 3 nominations and recommended winner will be tabled at the Nursing Director/Assistant Director of Nursing (ND/ADON) Committee Meeting. The ND/ADON committee will make the final decision. The top 3 teams will be notified and invited to the award presentation for the announcement of the award winner.