Nominations are now being accepted for Modern Healthcare's third annual Excellence in Nursing Awards.
Roughly 3 million nurses work throughout the healthcare industry, including community hospitals, health systems, doctors' offices and retail clinics—and especially in a growing number of leadership roles. These awards are designed to recognize their extensive influence.
Once again, the program is being conducted in partnership with the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility at the Emory University School of Nursing in Atlanta.
In 2018, awards will be presented in three categories:
• The Lillian Carter Exemplary Acts in Nursing Award, which will honor a nurse or nursing program that in the past two years has engaged in extraordinary acts of providing healthcare in areas of special need, either domestically or globally. The award is named after President Jimmy Carter's late mother, affectionately known as Miss Lillian, who worked as a nurse in community hospitals and nursing homes before, late in her career, joining the Peace Corps and working abroad to serve the needy.
• The Diversity in Nursing Award will recognize a person for work advancing diversity—racial, ethnic, gender or sexual orientation—in the nursing workforce, either within the nurse's organization or the profession at large.
• Rising Stars in Nursing awards will be presented to a number of nurse leaders age 35 and under for their achievements in the profession and at their organizations very early in their careers.
For information on the criteria for each category—and to submit a nomination—please visit Modernhealthcare.com/ExcellenceInNursing. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 30. Winners will be announced in the Jan. 15, 2018 issue and online.