FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rachael McLaughlin, Director
Marketing and Communications
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
Call for nominations:
2013 International Awards for Nursing Excellence
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
announces new Clinical Partnership Award
INDIANAPOLIS – The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) seeks nominations for the 2013 International Awards for Nursing Excellence, including the new Clinical Partnership Award.
Through these awards, STTI continues its long tradition of honoring nurses who demonstrate professional excellence. The awards recognize achievements in the fields of technology, media, chapter excellence, research, leadership, and practice. Award recipients will be honored during STTI’s 42nd Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., USA, on 16-20 November 2013.
STTI will accept nominations 1 November 2012 through 1 March 2013 (except where noted), and encourages nominations from STTI members, non-members, groups, organizations, and clinical agencies. Nominations must be submitted online. Self-nominations are accepted. Entry fees are on an income-based sliding scale.
New award for 2013: The Clinical Partnership Award
The Clinical Partnership Award recognizes and honors clinical facilities or nursing units that have demonstrated excellence in health care outcomes, commitment to promoting quality in health care, and dedication to promoting professional nursing as demonstrated by the development of nurse leaders. The award will be presented in five categories: academic health or medical center, large hospital, small hospital, long-term care facility, and primary or community facility. This award presentation is sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
“The Clinical Partnership Award recognizes organizations that support the values of STTI, including the development of nurse leaders with a commitment to promote quality health care,” said Suzanne Prevost, PhD, RN, COI, STTI president.
In total there are 39 awards available for nomination, including:
Amy J. Berman Geriatric Nursing Leadership Award
Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children
The Capstone International Nursing Book Award
Chapter Key Award (deadline 15 July 2013)
Clinical Partnership Award
Daniel J. Pesut Spirit of Renewal Award
Evidence-Based Practice Award
Helen Henry Excellence of Care Award (deadline 1 February 2013)
Honorary Membership (deadline 1 January 2013)
International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame (deadline 5 December 2012)
Melanie C. Dreher Outstanding Dean Award for Excellence in Chapter Support
New Member Pillar Award
Practice Academe Innovative Collaboration Award
Virginia K. Saba Nursing Informatics Leadership Award
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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 130,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s 493 chapters are located at 673 institutions of higher education throughout Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.