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 Leadership is presented to a registered nurse who has made an outstanding contribution to nursing within the VA system through his/her leadership abilities.
Examples of each area must be addressed in the nomination:
Advocating or advancing the use of registered nurses within their medical center/VISN/system.
Promoting advanced education and/or certification for VA nurses.
Advancing evidence-based practice and/or nursing research with an emphasis on improving the nursing care to veterans.
The nominee must be a NOVA member, but does not have to be in a managerial position. Nominee must 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.