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Awards

NOVA Awards

NOVA awards and honors 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 Call for Nominations is now open. The nomination submission deadline is July 13, 2018.

All awards nominations must be submitted via the NOVA online submission forms. Click on the awards listed below for more information and to submit a nomination. Be sure to read each question carefully and provide a brief but descriptive response. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Current members of the NOVA Board of Directors are not eligible to receive awards.

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact Victoria Converse, Meeting Manager at vconverse@vanurse.org or 856-380-6938

 

The Barbara Chambers Award

The Barbara Chambers Award is named after the founder and first president of NOVA, Barbara Chambers. Barbara was presented with the first Barbara Chambers Award in 1984 in honor of her outstanding leadership and critical role in the birth of NOVA. This award is presented to a RN/APRN for outstanding contributions to NOVA.

The LPN Award for Clinical Excellence

The LPN Award for Clinical Excellence is presented to a licensed practical nurse who has made significant contributions to the care of Veterans through their practice.

The Professional Nurse Award for Clinical Excellence 

The Professional Nurse Award for Clinical Excellence is presented to a RN/APRN who has made an outstanding contribution to the nursing care of Veterans through excellence in clinical practice.

The Professional Nurse Award for Leadership

The Professional Nurse Award for Leadership is presented to a RN/APRN who has made an outstanding contribution to nursing within the VA system through his/her leadership abilities.

The Silver Star Chapter Award

The Silver Star Chapter Award is presented to an outstanding local NOVA chapter. NOVA chapters are the backbone of the organization. Members meet, share ideas, learn from educational speakers, share nursing stories and innovative ideas, plan legislative activities and carry on the work of NOVA. This award recognizes “grassroots” efforts by chapters. The chapter needs to be recognized by the NOVA National Office as an active chapter.

The Veterans Service Award

The Veterans Service Award is presented to an individual Veteran, group of Veterans, or an organization in recognition of dedication to improving the healthcare of Veterans.