2023 ANA Innovation Awards
The ANA Innovation Awards highlight, recognize, and celebrate nurse-led innovation that improves patient safety outcomes. Awards will be presented to a nurse and a nurse-led team whose product, program, project, or practice best exemplify nurse-led innovation in patient safety and/or outcomes.
2023 Innovation Award Applications
It’s time for you to be your most gusty self yet and take a chance on your ideas. We are accepting applications from June 1, 2022 through November 4, 2022. One nurse and one nurse-led team will win. This opportunity is open to every nurse, but you must apply to win. Go ahead and apply early—there’s no need to wait. Winners for 2023 will be notified this November. Need some inspiration? Take a look at past winners below.
Application Submissions Open: June 1, 2022, 9:00 a.m. EDT
Application Submissions Closed: November 4, 2022, 5:00 p.m. EDT
The 2022 ANA Innovation Awards offer a $25,000 individual award and a $50,000 team award. These awards will be sponsored by Stryker, a multinational medical technologies corporation.
2022 - Winner of the Individual Nurse Award
KaSheta Johnson Jackson, DNP, RN, Vice President, Health Equity and Social Impact at Vidant Health
Kasheta Jackson developed Community Pop-Ups: A Rural Approach an innovative health care delivery model implemented as community-based pop-up clinics across Eastern North Carolina to address social and economic barriers to health care. This program is making health care both more accessible and approachable by directly providing preventative services, improving health care equity, and offering resources within communities with the greatest need. Through partnerships with community leaders, these clinics have evolved from solely offering health care screenings to providing COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, mental health resources, access to fresh produce, and employment opportunities. Community Pop-Ups have been held in a variety of informal community settings including baseball fields, farms, and parks to build trust and improve community engagement. Designed and led by nurses, Community Pop-Ups follows the tenets of a holistic nursing care plan, addressing the community’s physical, mental, and environmental needs.
2022 - Winners of the Nurse-Led Team
- Michael Pickett, MSN, APRN, CPNP, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Texas Children's Hospital
- Marilyn Hockenberry, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Global HOPE Nursing at Baylor College of Medicine
- Jaime Choate, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Nursing Professional Development Specialist at Texas Children's Hospital
- Jeannie Eggers, MSN, RN, CPN, CCRN, Simulation Education Specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital
- Tadala Mulemba, BscNM, RN – Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Ministry of Health, Malawi
The RediStik® Wearable Simulation Task Trainers were developed by a multidisciplinary team of frontline nurses. They identified educational gaps in the lack of realistic, versatile, and engaging training tools for nurses to learn skills in peripheral intravenous (PIV), Port-a-Cath and Central Venous Catheter (CVC) care and maintenance. Nurses and other health care professionals are trained to insert peripheral and central venous catheters to administer fluids, draw blood, and deliver medications. The RediStik® innovation offers nurses the opportunity to have hands on practice while receiving real-time feedback from instructors via zoom. Nurses have access to a system of individual and wearable simulation trainers as well as immersive skills videos filmed from the nurses’ point of view, which are accessible on YouTube® and through a QR code found on the RediStik® Kits. The RediStik® Wearable Simulation Task Trainer project exceeded initial design goals and has proven to be an asset to the nursing community, according to survey data.
Winner of the Individual Nurse Award - Becky Cherney, BSN, RN, TrachTrail™
Winner of the Nurse-led Team Award - Brighid Gannon, DNP, PMHNP-BC and Pritma Dhillon-Chattha, DNP, MHA, RN - Lavender
Team 2020 ANA Innovation Awards Winner - Joey Ferry, BSN, RN and Taofiki Gafar-Schaner, MSN, RN – Frontier Health Resources SafeSeizure™
Individual 2020 ANA Innovation Awards Winner – Jan Tedder, BSN, IBCLC, FNP – HUG Your Baby
Team 2019 ANA Innovation Awards Winner – Michael Wang, MBA, MSN, RN and Paul Coyne, DNP, MBA, MSF, RN, AGPCNP-BC – Inspiren
Individual 2019 ANA Innovation Awards Winner – Kathleen Puri, MSN, RN – Fitsi Health