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PAH Publication of the Year (First Time Author) 2024


The aim of this award is to recognise your outstanding achievement of a first-time publication by a PAH Nurse that has contributed to nursing knowledge through publication in a journal.


  • Nurse/s of any level, working within any unit or team outlined within the  PAH Organisational Structure (PDF, 184.96 KB)
  • Principal author has not previously been published in an academic peer-reviewed journal.
  • Publication must have been printed in a journal in 2023.

Nomination process

Authors wishing to be considered are required to complete the demographic details and submit a Word or PDF version (under 4MB) of your publication using the online nomination form below. The Nurse Practice Development Unit (NPDU) will be accountable to obtain nominations.


  • Submissions open: Friday, 1 March 2024
  • Submissions close: Thursday, 11 April 2024 (extended)

Decision making governance process

A panel consisting of the Nursing Director Education; interprofessional colleague; Nursing Director Research; Adjunct/Joint Appointment/s; and Clinical Nurse Consultant Evidence Based Practice will review and judge each publication. A set of criteria will be used to determine the quality of article and assist the panel to rank in order of quality. The following criteria are used by the panel to rank each publication:

  • Relevance to nursing
  • Robustness of methodology
  • Potential contribution to evidence-based patient care.

Reward and Recognition

  • A Certificate of Recognition will be presented on International Nurses Day.
  • Photo and award details included within the PAH Nursing Services Annual Review.


  • Nursing Practice Development Unit
  • Phone: (07) 3176 2780

Nominations have now closed.

Last updated 11 April 2024
Last reviewed 11 April 2024