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What is a Nursing Award of Excellence?

A Nursing Award of Excellence is a fantastic way to honour any B.C. nurse who by the course of their work goes above and beyond the call of duty. Awards are handed out in nine categories. Please learn more by going to: www.nnpbc.com/awards/awards-and-criteria.php.
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What is the deadline for submitting an Award for 2018?

The deadline for the 2018 nominations was 4pm on August 24th, 2018.
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Can a member of another profession provide a letter of recommendation?

Absolutely, we welcome letters from colleagues and patients. Please keep in mind letters of support should clearly provide examples of how the nominee meets each of the specific criteria for the award. At least two letters of support from active/practising nurses (of any designation) are required per nomination with a maximum of five letters in total.
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How many letters of support does the nominee need?

At least two letters of support from active/practising nurses (of any designation) are required per nomination with a maximum of five letters in total.
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Do I need to submit a photo of the nominee?

Yes, a photo is required. The photo need not be a formal headshot. Feel free to include something that shows the person doing what they love or in a more personal situation. We require only that it provide a clear view of the nominees face and that the photo is large enough to be printed clearly (min 4"x6"). Please remember though that the photo sent in will appear in the event program and on our website.
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Can the nurse recognized be working in another province?

No. The nominee must be living and working in B.C.
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Can anyone attend the Awards Ceremony?

The ceremony is not a public event and is by invitation only.
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Will the nominee's Chief Nursing Officer be notified of the nomination?

Yes absolutely. Chief Nursing Officers/Deans etc. will be notified.
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When are the winners announced?

Winners are announced by press release shortly before the ceremony.
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Are all designations able to stand for nomination for a 2018 Nursing Award of Excellence?

Absolutely, any nurse, regardless of designation is eligible for nomination.