Awards, Scholarships & Recognition Program 2019 - All are closed for 2019

It is with great anticipation that the College launches the 2019 Awards and Scholarship submissions for 2019.

This is an important initiative of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners as we recognise outstanding service of Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses.

All Awards and Scholarships recognise the invaluable work Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses contribute to the Australian community ensuring effective, innovative and efficient care of an individual’s health issues in a complex and constantly changing environment.

As a College we strongly encourage applications from across the country, in relation to all types of roles and specialties.  Please check the guidelines., and consider who you may wish to nominate, or whether you could nominate yourself!

All applicants need to complete the 2019 Nomination Form in conjunction with Award/Scholarship specific requirements.

Please email completed application forms to Bernie McPhee at membership@acnp.org.au

 

 

Time Frames  

(unless otherwise specified on a particular award or scholarship)

1st May 2019 

Nominations Open 

30th June 2019

Nominations Close

1st July 2019

Awards & Recognition Committee Review

5th August 2019

Winners Notified

4th September 2019            

Formal Announcement at the National Conference

 

 

The Scholarships 

Jane O'Connell Research Scholarship - Closed

The Jane O’Connell Research Scholarship has been established by Dr Jann Foster in partnership with the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners and honours the contribution of Dr Jane O’Connell to the development of the nurse practitioner role in Australia.

Jane O’Connell has an extensive background in Emergency Nursing that saw her become one of the first Nurse Practitioners in Australia. She has extensive experience in teaching health staff, policy work and her PhD explored the parameters of practice of Emergency Nurse Practitioners across Australia.   A major outcome was the development of clinical practice standards for ENPs.   The College is pleased to continue its acknowledgement of Jane’s outstanding contribution to the Australian Health service and specifically the essential role of the Nurse Practitioner. 

 

Prize: The prize is $5,000 for one individual. 

Applications open 01 May 2019 and close midnight 30 June 2019. 

Please include the 2019 Jane O'Connell Application form. 

 

Heather May Herrick Scholarship Program - Closed for 2019, look out for 2020 applications in the new year 

The scholarship is named in memory of Heather May Herrick.

Heather received outstanding care, including palliative care and pain management from a Nurse Practitioner which made a huge difference to Heather and her family.  After a long battle with cancer pain, thanks to a Nurse Practitioner, her last 2 months of life were comfortable. 

In appreciation for the unique role of the Nurse Practitioner in Australia and the outstanding work that they do, Heather’s family has funded a scholarship program aimed at supporting more Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses to deliver services to people like Heather. 

 

Prize: 10 Scholarships are to be awarded each year over 5 years.

Therefore each Scholarship will consist of $1,000 towards ACNP conference registration and travel fees associated with attending the conference. 

This Scholarship is to assist with Registration and Travel costs to the ACNP National Conference.

 

This scholarship is in conjunction with the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN)

Applications closed midnight 21 June 2019.

 

 

Ollie Scholarship - Closed

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 for the area she developed a deep sense of commitment to rural and remote health. 

 

Prize: The prize is $5,000 and may be provided to one individual. 

The Ollie Scholarship is offered in collaboration with the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) 

Applications closed midnight 13 May 2019.

 

 

QUT ACNP Conference Student Scholarship - Closed 

The scholarship has been established in conjunction with Queensland University Technology (QUT) to provide the opportunity of a Nurse Practitioner Candidate or Advanced Practice Nurse working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and/or Nurse working in a Rural and Remote area.

In appreciation for the unique role of the Nurse Practitioner in Australia and the outstanding work that they do, QUT has funded a scholarship program aimed at supporting more Nurse Practitioner Candidates and Advanced Practice Nurses to deliver, with the following priorities:

  • Nurse working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Nurse working in a Rural and Remote area

This scholarship program that will run from 1st March 2019 to 5th September 2019.

 

Prize: The scholarship will consist of $1,500 towards ACNP conference registration and travel fees associated with attending the conference. Attendance at the Conference (September) in the same year of application/award is required for the scholarship to be granted. One scholarship will be awarded each year

Applications are open and close midnight 01 June 2019.

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The Awards 

Nurse Practitioner Mentor of the Year - Closed for 2019, look out for 2020 in the new year 

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

The awardee will have demonstrated excellence in Mentorship.

1.            Be registered with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse with NP endorsement and be working as a NPAdditional Eligibility Criteria

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

 

Prize:

  • The awardee will be granted 12 months membership of ACNP.
  • Complimentary registration at 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 

Applications open 01 May and close 30 June 2019.

Download 2019 Nomination Form

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Congratulations to Murray Sneesby who is the recipient of the ACNP Mentor of the Year for 2018. 
Murray is a Clinical Facilitator at the Caboolture Hospital and has received the award in recognition of his professional achievements and excellence in clinical practice and professional leadership.

 

 

Nurse Practitioner of the Year - Closed for 2019, look out for 2020 in the new year 

The awardee will have demonstrated outstanding qualities in the areas of clinical work, mentoring and leadership

Additional Eligibility Criteria

1.            Be registered with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse with NP endorsement and be working as a NP

2.            Excellence in clinical care and patient outcomes

3.            Evidence of mentoring and professional leadership to others in the clinical team, and within their professional networks

4.            Evidence of participation in research or quality improvement

5.            Other attributes contributing to the worthiness of the award being bestowed

 

Prize: The awardee will be granted 12 months membership of ACNP. 

Applications open 01 May and close 30 June 2019.

Download 2019 Nomination Form

Congratulations to Natasha Jennings who is the recipient of the ACNP NP of the Year for 2018.  Tash divides her time working as an emergency NP at The Alfred hospital emergency and trauma centre and running an innovative service called Nurse Practitioner Locum Solutions with two other company directors.  We would like to congratulate Tash for her commitment to clinical care and patient outcomes, mentoring and professional leadership to others in the clinical team, and for her commitment to furthering the aims of ACNP.
 

 

Quality Use of Medicines - Closed for 2019

This award is Sponsored by Mundipharma

The awardee will have demonstrated a pharmacological excellence in pain management

Additional Eligibility Criteria

1.            Be registered with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse with NP endorsement and be working as an NP

2.            Excellence in clinical care and patient outcomes

3.            Overview of how quality use of medicines has enhanced health outcomes for patients with pain

4.            How the NP has:

                a.            Optimised the overall health and wellbeing of the patient(s)

                b.            Improved the patient’s experience

                c.             Contributed to advocacy on behalf of the patient(s)

                d.            Promoted quality use of medicines in clinical practice, services or systems

 

Prize: The awardee will be granted 12 months membership of ACNP. 

Applications open 01 May and close 30 June 2019.

Download 2019 Nomination Form

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Innovation in Business Award - Closed for 2019

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 a NP

2. Outcomes of established infrastructure and required improvement
3. Must be able to demonstrate how the innovation has improved clinical care and patient outcomes

4. Provide overview of challenges and make recommendations for innovative approaches to enhancing patient care; re: access to leading healthcare service.

 

Prize: $2,000 towards business and leadership development. 

Applications open 01 May and close 30 June 2019.

Download 2019 Nomination Form