The Palm Healthcare Foundation is accepting nominations for the 11th annual Nursing Distinction Awards. The awards recognize nurses on the basis of dedication to excellence, commitment to the profession of nursing and a sense of community. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants and nursing students working in Palm Beach County healthcare settings are eligible for nomination.
Award categories are Registered Nurse of the Year, Licensed Practical Nurse of the Year, Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year, Nursing Student of the Year, Leadership Award, Educator of the Year, the Hands & Heart Award (recognizes a nurse whose compassion and caring has made a profound impact on a patient’s life) and the Extra Mile Award (recognizes a nurse who fosters professional growth in others and/or serves the community as a mentor or volunteer). The foundation has added two new awards this year: Mentor of the Year and the Rising Star Award (recognizes an RN in his or her first two to five years of clinical practice).
Nominations for nurses working in Palm Beach County may be completed at www.palmhealthcare.org. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 28. Award recipients will be announced at the 2013 Palm Healthcare Foundation Nursing Distinction Awards on May 3 at the Breakers Palm Beach. Visit www.palmhealthcare.org for info.