Nominations are now closed as of 24th October, 2018.
Awards and Scholarships will be presented during Nurse Practitioner Week in December 2018.
ACNP Nurse Practitioner of The Year
The award is presented to a Nurse Practitioner, who is a member of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners, who has demonstrated outstanding qualities in the areas of clinical work, mentoring and leadership.
Nominations for NP of the Year Award can be made by any persons with whom the nominated NP has had professional contact with, either within or external to, industry. Using the entry criteria listed below, the nominator is asked to validate the nominee's worthiness of receiving the ACNP NP of the Year Award. The nominator may be contacted by ACNP for clarification.
- The nominee at the time of nomination must be a financial member of the ACNP.
- Demonstrated excellence in clinical care and patient outcomes.
- Demonstrated evidence of mentoring and professional leadership to others in the clinical team.
- Evidence of commitment to furthering the aims of ACNP.
- Other attributes contributing to the worthiness of the award being bestowed.
FOR MORE INFORMATION please contact the College on 1300 433 660.
ACNP Nurse Practitioner Mentor of the Year
The College is excited to release the Inaugural NP Mentor of the Year Award. This Award recognises a nurse practitioner who is influencing the education and development of nurse practitioners in Australia through clinical supervision or mentoring.
This award is presented to a nurse practitioner, who is a member of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners, who has demonstrated a commitment to the education of others in a formalised mentorship role. FOR MORE INFORMATION please contact the College on 1300 433 660.
Quality Use of Medicines Award
Each year the ACNP recognises a Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse who works consistently with consumers with moderate or severe pain to
optimise their health and wellbeing.
To be considered for the award your application needs to tell us about strategies you have implemented in your area of practice to contribute to achieving better outcomes for patients.
Innovation in Business
The awardee will have demonstrated innovation in health management systems, administration and or service provision. Innovation is defined as the multi- stage process whereby organisations transform ideas into new/improved products, service or processes, to advance, compete and differentiate themselves successfully in their marketplace.
Additional Eligibility Criteria
1. Be registered with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse with NP Endorsement and be working as an NP.
2. Must be able to demonstrate how the innovation has improved clinical care and patient outcomes.
3. Outcomes of established infrastructure and required improvement.
4. Provide overview od challenges and make recommendations for innovative approaches to enhancing patient care; re: access to leading healthcare services
$2,000 towards business and leadership development.
The Jane O'Connell Scholarship+++
The "Jane O'Connell Research Scholarship" commenced in 2015 in honour of Dr Jane O'Connell, one of the first endorsed Nurse Practitioners in Australia. The scholarship recognises the work done by Jane during the establishment and development of the nurse practitioner role in New South Wales.
This research scholarship is up to the value of $5000 (1 x $5000 or 2 x $2500), to be used for the purpose of research into nurse practitioner practice, with preference given to research proposals that evaluate the outcomes of nurse practitioner practice. FOR MORE INFORMATION please contact the College on 1300 433 660.
Les Elvin Indigenous Nurse Practitioner Scholarship
Hunter Primary Care announces the third round of Indigenous Nurse Practitioner Scholarships for 2018, as part of its commitment to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Hunter rural region.
The objective of the scholarships is to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Hunter region by increasing the number of skilled Indigenous nurse practitioners working in Aboriginal Health. FOR MORE INFORMATION please contact the College on 1300 433 660.
This scholarship is named in memory of Olwyn (Ollie) Johnson who was appointed as the first nurse practitioner in NSW in May 2001. Ollie was the first nurse practitioner approved to work in a remote area of far west NSW and recognised for her specialities in rural and remote health care. A pioneer, Ms Johnston paved the way for nurse practitioners nationally. She found a setting to learn beyond the norm and had to think creatively to meet her client's health needs. Through her passion to the area she developed a deep sense of commitment to rural and remote health.
Note: This has been awarded for 2018. Please consider applying in 2019.
The reward is $5,000 and may be provided to one individual.
+++Specifically for the Jane O'Connell; Research Scholarship please complete this Application Form.