Quinn Fowlie Young Patient Star Award: Nominate a Candidate
In B.C. 9% of youth 10 to 14 years and 11% of youth aged 15 to 24 have some disability due to a physical or mental health condition. In some cases, these youth are accompanied by nurses throughout their daily lives. For other youth, frequent hospitalization, managing chronic conditions or recovering from serious illness or injury requires frequent contact with a team of nurses and specialists who become an important part of a young person's life. Nurses are privileged to be part of the lives of patients and clients and are so often instrumental in helping them overcome and/or adapt to adversity.
NNPBC seeks to award the Quinn Fowlie Young Patient Star Award to a deserving young person who has benefited from the support and expert care provided by nurses throughout their young life. Bringing a young patient star to the Nursing Awards of Excellence and ensuring they have a focal role in the ceremony reminds nurses of the lives they impact and the far-reaching impact of their dedication to patients and clients.
The 2018 recipient will receive $1,000 CDN to subsidize expenses for on-going education.
The recipient and one additional person to travel to the awards ceremony will be compensated. Travel, meal and accommodation expenses will be covered.
We welcome additional supporters to attend the 2018 Nursing Awards of Excellence
(to be held on December 17, 2018), but can only cover the travel costs for the winner and one guest.
- Resident of B.C.
- 16 - 21 years of age
- Has benefited from the care of nurses for a significant period of their lives
- Intends on pursuing additional education
- Demonstrates strength of character in the face of health challenges
- Is an inspiration to others
- Is willing to speak for 5 - 10 minutes at the 2018 Nursing Awards of Excellence Ceremony (December 17, 2018)
How to Nominate
What you need:
- Fill in a 'Nominee Declaration form'.**
- At least two letters of support. These letters can come from nurses, friends, family, teachers etc. and should detail how the nominees serves as inspiration to those around them.
- A letter from the nominee detailing how with the help of nurses they have overcome their health challenges.
- A clear photograph of the nominee.
- A 200 word (maximum) overview of the nominee.
Once you have compiled each of the items above, please use the Online Submission Form
to submit the nomination.**
The deadline for entry is Friday, November 9, 2018 at 4:30pm