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ANCC National Magnet® Nurse of the Year Award Program

The 2022 ANCC National Magnet Nurse of the Year Award

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The American Nurses Credentialing Center invites you to submit a nomination for the twelfth annual National Magnet Nurse of the Year Award Program.

The National Magnet Nurse of the Year Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of clinical nurses in Magnet® designated organizations.  The Awards acknowledge contributions exemplifying excellence in leadership, innovation, and professional risk-taking in the context of each of the five Magnet® Model Components:

  • Transformational Leadership
  • Structural Empowerment
  • Exemplary Professional Practice
  • New Knowledge, Innovations & Improvements
  • Empirical Outcomes

Begin your nomination

Eligibility Criteria

  • ANCC will accept only one submission from each Magnet organization regardless of size, setting, or location
  • The nominee must be a clinical nurse – a registered nurse who spends the majority (≧51%) of the time providing direct patient care
    • This includes advanced practice nurses (APRNs) who spend the majority of their time providing direct patient care
      and
    • employed and practicing at a Magnet designated organization 
  • The nominee may have a range of tenures, hours worked, and locations of employment within the Magnet designated organization.
  • Previous winners and their organizations are excluded from eligibility for 12 months (e.g., a 2020 winner and their organization are not eligible for 2021 but may apply in 2022)

Online Submission Steps and Instructions:

1. Fee

None

2. Award Agreement

Read and acknowledge compliance with the Eligibility Criteria. The winner must be present to accept the award at the ANCC National Magnet Conference®. Submitting a nomination constitutes agreement that the nominating individual and CNO endorser agree to be bound by the rules of the Magnet Nurse of the Year Award program.

3. Magnet® Model Component

Assign the nomination to one of the five Magnet® Model Components.

4. Nomination Title

Enter nomination title, nominator email address, and nominee qualifications.

5. People

For nominator, nominee, and CNO Endorser: Enter name, affiliation, and contact information

6. Documents

The nominator's online submission must include:

  • A narrative essay that is 500 words or less 
    • The nominator must write the narrative essay on official organization letterhead and must include his or her full contact information - nominator name, credentials, email address, direct phone number, and organization address. The nominator must sign the nomination,
    • The narrative essay must demonstrate the following:
      • The contribution(s) the clinical nurse nominee has made in the context of the identified Magnet Model Component
      • Clear delineation of the timeline associated with the contributions(s) made by the clinical nurse nominee
      • How the clinical nurse nominee's contribution(s) exemplifies excellence in leadership, innovation, and professional risk-taking in the context of the identified Magnet Model Component
      • The resulting nursing impact in the organization, region, and/or nation or world
  • Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) letter of endorsement (250-words-or-less) 
    • The CNO must write the letter of endorsement on official organization letterhead and must include his or her full contact information - CNO name, credentials, email address, direct phone number, and organization address. The CNO must sign the letter of endorsement.
    • The CNO of the nominating Magnet designated organization must describe
      • how the nominee's contribution(s) are relevant to the identified Magnet Model Component 
        and 
      • why the nominee should be chosen as the National Magnet Nurse of the Year.
  • Nominee's resume (3-page maximum): Must include his or her
    • A narrative essay that is 500 words or less 
    • Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) letter of endorsement (250-words-or-less) 
    • Nominee's resume (3-page maximum): Must include his or her
      • credentials,
      • educational background,
      • work experience,
      • professional activities,
      • publications, presentations or projects, and
      • full contact information - nominee name, credentials, home address, email address, and direct phone number. 

7. Confirmation

You will have a chance to look over the online submission to make sure all is complete.

8. Nomination Process and Deadline

  • Nominators must complete and submit nominations through the online submission website.
    • The online submission website details all application information and walks nominators through the submission process step-by-step. 
    • Please Note: ANCC will review only completed
    • ANCC will notify winners no later than August 19, 2022

Accepting 2022 MNOY nominations: Beginning April 1, 2022
Nominations Deadline EXTENDED to: 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, May 15, 2022

9. Rules

  • Previous winners and their organizations are excluded from eligibility for 12 months (e.g., a 2020 winner and their organization are not eligible for 2021 but may apply in 2022)
  • The National Magnet Nurse of the Year Awards committee will consider only complete and properly submitted applications and material submitted with or in support thereof.
  • Material submitted with or in support of any nomination shall be received on the conditions that
    • The National Magnet Nurse of the Year Awards committee shall have permission to use and display submitted materials in any manner it deems appropriate and to not return such material or any portion thereof to the nominee or nominators.
    • The National Magnet Nurse of the Year Awards committee may make such disclosure of the names of the nominees and of the work disclosed in such material as the committee deems appropriate.
    • No claim shall be made, and no action shall be brought against the American Nurses Credentialing Center, its board of directors, employees, or members of the National Magnet Nurse of the Year Awards committee arising out of the use made of such nomination material or of any such disclosure.
  • Submitting a nomination constitutes agreement that each representative submitting the nomination and each nominee agree to be bound by the rules of the National Magnet Nurse of the Year Award program.
  • If the National Magnet Nurse of the Year Awards committee does not consider any nominations suitable in a given category during a given year, ANCC shall not give a National Magnet Nurse of the Year Award in that category.
  • The decision of the National Magnet Nurse of the Year Awards committee is final.

10. Award

  • The National Magnet Nurse of the Year® award recipients will receive a $1,500.00 stipend to use toward travel and miscellaneous expenses associated with attendance at the ANCC National Magnet Conference®
  • One complimentary, full conference registration fee for the 2022 ANCC National Magnet Conference® and up to two guest passes for the Awards session
  • Presentation of Award recipients at the ANCC National Magnet Conference
  • Recognition during the National Magnet Nurse of the Year reception at the ANCC National Magnet Conference
  • Professional photos taken at the ANCC National Magnet Conference
  • Award announcements on the ANCC website and via local and national press releases

Please send questions to email MNOY@ana.org or call 301.628.5102

Begin your nomination

Questions?

Email MNOY@ana.org or call 301.628.5102

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