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Awards of Excellence Descriptions
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Advocacy

  • History of individual contribution to promote women’s or newborns’ health on the federal, state or local political arenas beyond employment requirements.
  • Integrating AWHONN's mission and standards in their contribution to women’s or newborns’ health through advocacy efforts.
  • Ability to mobilize colleagues in support of a legislative or health policy issue that is reflective of AWHONN’s mission and standards.
  • Enhancing colleagues’ ability to influence health policy through mentoring and educational activities.

 

Community Service

  • History of individual contributions to promote women’s or newborns’ health in a community.
  • Innovative application of current knowledge and research in programs or activities.
  • Impact on Perinatal or women’s health in the community.
  • Reflecting AWHONN’s mission and standards in their contribution to women’s or newborns’ health in a community.

Education

  • Contribution to the knowledge base of women’s or newborns’ health.
  • Improving the practice of professional women’s and newborns’ health nursing through teaching excellence.
  • Individual contribution in their area of teaching that has national or international implications such as publication in a peer-reviewed journal or speaking at a national meeting.
  • Reflecting AWHONN's goals and standards in their contribution to women’s and newborns’ health nursing education.

 

Practice

  • Improving the delivery of women’s or newborns’ health nursing care using innovative approaches.
  • Contribution in their area of practice that has national or international implications such as publication in a peer-reviewed journal or speaking at a national meeting.
  • Excellence in clinical practice (bedside or ambulatory care) through advocacy for patients and families and application of innovative approaches to patient care.         
  • Reflecting AWHONN's goals and standards to influence women’s and newborns’ health nursing practice.
  • Clinical expertise.
  • Promoting a professional image of nursing through practice.
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  • Research


  • Demonstrate a history of conducting funded research that has made a significant contribution in women’s and newborns’ health nursing.
  • Publish research in refereed journals.
  • Reflect AWHONN's goals and standards in their contribution to women’s and newborns’ health nursing research.
  • Demonstrate clinical applications in research.
  • Demonstrate a high level of scholarship in published work.
  • Promote women’s and newborns’ health nursing research within AWHONN, the nursing profession or the public.
  • Maintains her/his own professional development.
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