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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.
 
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.