Mentor link  2019 AMH 200w

Nurse Practitioner Mentor of the Year 

Do you know a Nurse Practitioner who has demonstrated excellence in Mentorship?  If so, nominate them today. 

This award is Sponsored by the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH)  



The awardee will be granted

  • 12 months membership of ACNP.
  • Complimentary registration at 2022 ACNP National Conference including Conference Dinner.
  • Recognition award or certificate. 
  • Presentation at Awards presentation event. 
  • AMH resources for mentor and student to the value of $500 



  1. Be registered with NMBA as a Registered Nurse with NP endorsement and be working as a NP
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to the education of others
  3. Have acted as a positive professional role model over the course of their career
  4. Be engaged in a formalised mentorship role for sharing professional NP skills or Advanced Practice Skills with others



  • 1 May 2021 Nominations open
  • 30 June 2021 Nominations close

Announcement of winners at ACNP National Symposium, October 15, all announcements are to be held in confidence until this date.



Now closed

2020 Recipient

  • Anita Wild, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, VIC 

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Anita Wild (Left) with past recipient Nikki Johnston OAM (right)

Anita is a highly valued member of the Loddon Mallee Regional Specialist Palliative Care Consultancy Service based in the Loddon Mallee Region of Victoria.  

Anita’s application demonstrates her commitment to the education of others and is described as a positive professional role model.

Anita mentors across the region and not only in her local area and her students include NPC’s, APN’s, and other health care workers.

Congratulations Anita. 


2019 Recipient

  • Nikki Johnston, OAM, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, ACT 
Mentor 2019     

Murray Sneesby (2018 winner, left) with Nikki Johnston OAM (right).


Nikki currently works for Calvary Health Care in Canberra and believes that all Australians deserve better access to quality care in their last months of life, regardless of age, diagnosis or where they live. 

In 20196 Nikki received an Order of Australia Medal for Services to Nursing; and was the winner of the Federal Health Ministers Trailblazing Award for nursing. Nikki's team was the winner of the HESTA National Team Excellence Award. 

Nikki initiated research throug the INSPIRED trial which integrates specialist palliative care into residential aged care through the use of Palliative Care Needs Rounds.

Congratulations Nikki.