Nursing Awards of Excellence: Nominate a Colleague
The following outlines what information you'll need to complete your nomination.

Nominator Requirements

B.C. LPNs, NPs, RNs or RPNs can submit nominations. Nominations require supporters who, unless in the case of a nominee working in rural or remote practice, must be LPNs, NPs, RNs or RPNs in good standing with their respective colleges (CLPNBC, CRNBC, CRPNBC).

Nominations Checklist

Your nomination package will need to include the following:
  1. Nominee Declaration form.*
  2. At least three letters of support. (Review the guidelines for the letters of support.)
  3. A clear photograph of the nominee.
  4. A 300-500 word overview of the nominee.
  5. Nominations closed at 4pm on August 24, 2018.

View the Awards Committee Guiding Principles.

* You must have the nominees' permission before submitting a nomination. In most cases, Lifetime Achievement excepted, the nominee must be an LPN, NP, RN or RPN in good standing registered with their college.

** You will not be able to save your information and return to the online submission form. Please ensure you have collected all of the necessary information before submitting the form.

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Guidelines for letters of support

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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Awards Committee Guiding Principles

The NNPBC Awards Committee (the Committee) takes its work very seriously and operates based on a series of broad guiding principles in the fair adjudication of the NNPBC Awards of Excellence.

These include:
  • Excellence is broadly understood as the process of exceeding the expectations of the profession by frequently and consistently going above and beyond the standards set forth by the respective colleges of each of the nursing designations.
  • The Board recognizes that true excellence must also contain an element of leadership. To this end, the Committee accepts and uphold the definition of nursing leadership as defined by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA): "Nursing leadership is about critical thinking, action and advocacy – and it happens in all roles and domains of nursing practice. Nursing leadership plays a pivotal role in the immediate lives of nurses and it has an impact on the entire health system and the Canadians it serves."
  • The Committee also adheres to the principle of diversity and inclusion set forth by the NNPBC. "NNPBC is committed to the concepts of diversity and cultural competence and believes strongly in the importance of including and integrating individuals who represent all areas of nursing practice, irrespective of location, and who represent different groups as defined by race, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation age, disability, national origin and religion."
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Rural & Remote practice

Should providing two to five letters from nurses and/or other stakeholders prove extremely difficult because of rural, remote or geographic limitations, the letters may be from members of the health care team and/or members of the remote community in which the nominee is practising. "Remote Nursing Practice" is defined by the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC) as a nursing practice that "occurs in communities where there is no resident physician or nurse practitioner, but where physicians or nurse practitioners visit the community periodically and are available to provide consultation to the registered nurse. Registered nurses in these communities provide community health nursing services and primary care (as set out in established decision support tools) and respond to emergencies." While this is the guideline set out by the CRNBC, for the purposes of these awards it will apply to all nursing designations.

If a nomination package contains fewer than two letters from nurses then a letter must be included with the nomination package that outlines the reasons as to why the work setting is considered rural or remote and supports the nominee's consideration for this letter exception.
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Nursing Awards of Excellence - Online Submission Form

* all fields are required.

Primary Nominator


Award Nominee




In 300-500 words or less, please provide a brief introduction of the nominee:


Attachments


Letters of Support:
*At least three letters are required.  (Guidelines for Letters of Support)



Please attach all necessary files before hitting the Submit button
(valid files to upload include: PDF, DOC, DOCX, GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, TXT, XLS, XLSX)

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Thank you for your submission

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Guidelines for Letters of Support

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.