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.
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.