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.