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PAH Jan Kitchener Living our Values Everyday (LOVE) Award 2020


The aim of this award is to recognise the contributions of a PAH nurse or nursing team whose practice is highly evident of the values of the Professional Practice Model and Person Centred Care showing continuous commitment to making a positive difference in patients’, family and carers’ journey through PAH.


To be eligible the application must consist of a Registered Nurse/s, Enrolled Nurse/s, Assistant/s in Nursing working within any unit or team outlined within the PAH Organisational Structure (PDF, 109.84 KB).


  1. List the nurse/team member’s names, work area and position. (Not included in the word count)
  2. Submit a maximum of 350 words; 50 words per PPM value/core component which addresses the following question:
    • Describe how the 7 PPM Values underpin one or more of the Core Components below to enable the provision of Person Centred Care demonstrated through the practices of the nurse and/or nursing team nominated.”
PPM ValuesCore Components
CaringCare Delivery
CompassionDevelopment and Recognition
RespectShared Governance
ProfessionalismQuality and Safety

Nomination process

Nurses/nursing teams are to 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.

Decision making governance process

Nominations will be judged by a panel that consists of nursing executive; interprofessional colleague; PPM direct care committee member and a consumer representative. 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although in the event of a conflict of interest (i.e.: nominee is from respective work unit) these rights will be rescinded.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 Applicants Meet Criteria’ to assist determine the top 5 nominations and recommend a winner of the award. The top 3 nominations and recommended winner will be tabled at the NEC. The NEC will make the final decision. The top 3 nominations will be notified and invited to the award presentation for the announcement of the award winner.

Please note: The bursary will be equally shared amongst the recipients where a nursing team is the award winner.

Reward and Recognition

  • $500.00 bursary sponsored by Scott Kitchener in memory of his mother Jan Kitchener (former Nurse Educator at PAH).
  • A Magnet Nursing Excellence Badge and Certificate of Recognition will be presented on International Nurses Day to each nurses/nursing team member.
  • Photo and award details included within the EDNS Newsletter and PAH Nursing Services Annual Review.


  • Submissions open: Monday, 24 February 2020
  • Submissions close: Monday, 22 June 2020


  • Bernadette Thomson, A/Nursing Director of Education NPDU
  • Phone: (07) 3176 2780

Nomination form

Please note, all fields are mandatory.

Nominated Nurse/Nursing Team Members
Your contact details
Describe how the Nurse and/or Nursing Team nominated deliver the 7 PPM values to enable the provision of Person Centred Care
(50 words per PPM value/core component)
(50 words per PPM value/core component)
(50 words per PPM value/core component)
(50 words per PPM value/core component)
(50 words per PPM value/core component)
(50 words per PPM value/core component)
(50 words per PPM value/core component)
Last updated 1 May 2020
Last reviewed 8 March 2019