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PAH Nurse of the Year Award 2023


The aim of this award is to recognise the contributions of a PAH nurse who has demonstrated an improved outcome associated with an evidence-based change made by direct care nurses in alignment with Nursing Services Professional Practice Model (PPM).


Nurse/s of any level working within any unit or team outlined within the PAH Organisational Structure (PDF, 655.11 KB)


Submit a maximum of 500 words which addresses each of the following:

  • Outline the PPM component that was addressed by undertaking this innovation/initiative
  • Outline the name of the initiative
  • Briefly describe the problem (include data)
  • Evidence base used to inform initiative
  • Goal (outline the intended goal i.e. what was the desired outcome of this innovation/initiative?)
  • Intervention (explain in detail what was done? When did it occur?)
  • Outcomes (what was achieved?)

Nomination process

Individuals are 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.


  • Submissions open: Wednesday, 1 February 2023
  • Submissions close: Wednesday, 29 March 2023 – final call!

Decision making governance process

Nominations will be judged by a panel that consists of nursing executive; interprofessional colleague; and a consumer representative from the PAH. 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although in the event of a conflict of interest (i.e. nominee is from respective work unit) these rights will be rescinded. 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 endorse the final decision. The top 3 nominees will be notified and invited to the award presentation for the announcement of the award winner.

Please note: Where the successful winner contains more than one nurse, the education bursary will be equally shared amongst the recipients.

Reward and recognition

  • $1,000 Education Bursary funded by Nurse Practice Development Unit.
  • A Certificate of Recognition will be presented on International Nurses Day.
  • Photo and award details included within the PAH Nursing Services Annual Review.


  • Centre for Nursing Excellence
  • Phone: (07) 3176 2892

Submissions are now closed.

Last updated 29 March 2023
Last reviewed 27 March 2023