International Awards for Nursing Excellence | Nursing Practice

Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children

Purpose

The Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children was established in 1993 to honor Ms. Hepburn’s extraordinary work on behalf of children in need. This award is presented each biennium to a nurse who has made significant contributions to the health and well-being of children.  

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Clinical Partnership Award 

Purpose

Recognizes and honors clinical facilities or nursing units that have demonstrated commitment in promoting quality in healthcare, promoting professional nursing as demonstrated by the development of nurse leaders, and has shown excellence in healthcare outcomes. 

 One award will be presented in each of the following five (5) categories:
• Academic Health or Medical Center
• Large Hospital more than 200 beds
• Small Hospital fewer than 200 beds
• Long-Term Care Facility
• Primary or Community Facility, including but not limited to outpatient/ambulatory care settings

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Edith Moore Copeland Award for Excellence in Creativity (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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Helen Henry Excellence of Care Award

Purpose

The Helen Henry Excellence of Care Award was established by Bonnie Wesorick, RN, MSN, in honor of her mother Helen Henry to recognize nurses and their interprofessional partners working at the bed side.

A team comprised of a registered nurse with a baccalaureate degree or higher and an interprofessional partner working at the bed side on an ongoing basis.

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Hester C. Klopper Global Health Award

Purpose

The Global Health Award recognizes Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) chapters or institutions of higher learning or practice where STTI active members are engaged in undertaking projects that address global health disparities.

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Marie Hippensteel Lingeman Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice (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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Practice Academe Innovative Collaboration Award

Purpose

Given that healthcare systems and schools of nursing have a stake in each other’s success, STTI will recognize an institution or group of institutions for innovative practice/academe collaboration. A successful submission will demonstrate how the collaboration optimized the way nursing practice and academe worked together to accomplish STTI’s vision of creating a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service, and learning to improve the health of the world’s people. In addition, collaborations should advance the profession and the discipline of nursing within their respective community/communities resulting in improved patient care outcomes. 

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