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Professional Nurse Award for Clinical Excellence

NOVA awards honor individuals and/or groups who have made significant contributions to the Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs, the nursing profession, the health care of veterans, or in service to our country.  
 
 
The Professional Nurse Award for Clinical Excellence is presented to a registered nurse who has made an outstanding contribution to the nursing care of veterans through excellence in clinical practice.
 
Examples of each area must be addressed in the nomination:
  • Serving as a role model or mentor for other VA nurses.
  • Improving nursing care of the veteran through implementing best practices or evidence-based practice.
  • Serving as an advocate for veterans’ healthcare by advancing patient care, legislative action, or participating in local/VISN/national nursing activities.
 
The nominee must be a NOVA member and be nominated by a NOVA member or chapter.
 
 
Please note the scale that will be used to score your submissions:
 
0 = Unmet
1 = Met without examples
2 = Met with examples
3 = Met with examples and outcome
 
Make sure you read each question carefully and provide a brief but descriptive response. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered.