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Awards of Excellence Descriptions
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Leadership

  • Advocates for optimal care of women and newborns through leadership efforts, which translate to system change.
  • History of individual contribution to promote the profession of women’s or newborn’s health nursing within a system, culture, or division.
  • Describe the advocacy or leadership contribution which promotes AWHONN’s mission.
  • History of individual contribution to promote women’s or newborn’s health nursing on the local, state, or federal political arenas beyond employment requirements.
  • Integrates AWHONN’s mission and standards in their contribution to women’s and newborn’s 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.
  • Enhances colleagues’ ability to influence health policy through mentoring and educational activities.
  • Demonstrates the following leadership attributes:
    • Visionary and passionate regarding AWHONN and health promotion of women and newborns
    • Models professional behavior
    • Motivates excellence in others encouraging opportunities for growth, change and development
    • Inspires confidence and celebrates the success of others above one’s own success
    • Communicates complex ideas in simplistic manner
    • Lives the message: creative, resourceful, confident and passionate  

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Education

  • Contribute to the knowledge base of women’s health, obstetric and/or newborn nursing care.
  • Improve the practice of professional nursing through teaching excellence; such as conveying complex concepts in a simplistic manner, innovative methods, incorporating evidence-based practice standards, interprofessional education, and/or using a collaborative approach.
  • Identify the candidate’s role in education that has AWHONN chapter, section, national or international implications.
  • Promote excellence in others, such as encouraging opportunities for professional growth and/or evidenced based practice.
  • Describe the educational contribution which promotes AWHONN’s mission and AWHONN’s commitment to evidence-based education and practice.
  • Demonstrates the following AWHONN leadership attributes:
    • Visionary and passionate regarding AWHONN and health promotion of women and newborns
    • Models professional behavior
    • Motivates excellence in others encouraging opportunities for growth, change and development
    • Inspires confidence and celebrates the success of others above one’s own success
    • Communicates complex ideas in simplistic manner
    • Lives the message: creative, resourceful, confident and passionate

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Practice

  • Advance clinical excellence of professional nursing in a clinical or community setting which serves a women’s health, obstetric or newborn population.
  • Integrate clinical practice of evidence based care through an innovative strategy.
  • Contribute to nursing practice which has chapter, section, national or international implications as demonstrated by project description, publication, poster or podium presentation.
  • Utilize a multidisciplinary approach, lead and champion change, quality improvement, and implement evidence based practice in a clinical or community setting.
  • Describe the professional practice contribution which promotes AWHONN’s mission.
  • Demonstrates the following AWHONN leadership attributes:
    • Visionary and passionate regarding AWHONN and health promotion of women and newborns
    • Models professional behavior
    • Motivates excellence in others encouraging opportunities for growth, change and development
    • Inspires confidence and celebrates the success of others above one’s own success
    • Communicates complex ideas in simplistic manner
    • Lives the message: creative, resourceful, confident and passionate

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