International Awards for Nursing Excellence | Leadership and Professionalism

Amy J. Berman Geriatric Nursing Leadership Award

Purpose

This award is named in honor of Amy J. Berman, BS, RN, for her valuable contributions to and influence in the geriatric nursing community. Designed to celebrate the accomplishments of an emerging nurse leader, the Amy J. Berman Geriatric Nursing Leadership Award is bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated intentional leadership in advancing the care of older adults.

The nurse leader selected has demonstrated contributions to collaborative practice through involvement in interprofessional teams and defined commitment to gerontological nursing. Articulating impact via policy, advanced practice, system change, and advocacy is an important part of this leader’s experience.

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Daniel J. Pesut Spirit of Renewal Award 

Purpose

Funded by individual contributions to the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing’s Leadership Fund, the Daniel J. Pesut Spirit of Renewal Award was established through an anonymous planned gift to the Foundation capable of permanently endowing this award in Dr. Pesut’s honor. The US $2,500 stipend is awarded to one nurse leader whose efforts to renew self and others exemplify purposeful reflection in practice, mindful understanding of human interrelationships, and display an appreciative, futuristic vision for the practice of nursing.

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Dorothy Garrigus Adams Award for Excellence in Fostering Professional Standards (Founders Award)

Purpose

The Founders Awards offer homage to the six founding nurses of STTI and the director of nursing at Indiana University for their insights in 1922 that advanced scholarship, leadership, research, and practice. The awards recognize extraordinary excellence. 

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Mary Tolle Wright Award for Excellence in Leadership (Founders Award)

Purpose

The Founders Awards offer homage to the six founding nurses of STTI and the director of nursing at Indiana University for their insights in 1922 that advanced scholarship, leadership, research, and practice. The awards recognize extraordinary excellence.

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Virginia K. Saba Nursing Informatics Leadership Award

Purpose

The Virginia K. Saba Nursing Informatics Leadership Award honors an individual for his or her innovative and cutting-edge work in the field of nursing informatics. The individual’s work must have resulted in a significant development and sustained contributions to advance the discipline of nursing informatics. The individual’s work also must achieve a recognizable and momentous public benefit. 

This award will be presented during STTI’s biennial convention, and the recipient will be invited to present an abbreviated presentation of his or her work during a concurrent session. A US $500 stipend and a commemorative award will be given to the recipient.

The award will become permanently endowed and offer a notable stipend in the future through Dr. Saba’s planned gift to the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing. Donors may contribute directly to this award by contacting the Foundation.

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