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GNA/GNF call for awards.

Each year, Georgia Nurses Association recognizes nurses in various disciplines for their accomplishments during the year. These awards are presented at the Awards Banquet during GNA's Biennial Meeting in the fall.

Nominations are being sought for the Staff Nurse, Ludie Andrews, and Media Awards. GNF will also present the award for the Mary N. Long Award for Innovations in Nursing Practice. Below is the criteria for each award. The deadline for submission of nominations is July 1st. No exceptions will be made. The nomination form is available at www. georgianurses.org. You may also call (404) 325-5536 for more information.

STAFF NURSE AWARD

Purpose: To recognize the contributions of a staff nurse who is engaged in direct patient care.

Sponsoring Organization: Georgia Nurses Association

Eligibility: A registered nurse engaged in direct patient care who, through patient advocacy, role modeling, and the promotion of professionalism and quality has made an outstanding contribution to nursing in Georgia.

Basis of Selection: The recipient will be selected primarily on the basis of the following criteria:

* Member of the Georgia Nurses Association

* A registered nurse, practicing in Georgia, who provides direct patient care

* A registered nurse who serves as a role model promoting professionalism, quality in the workplace and patient advocacy.

Nominations: Nominations may be made either by an individual or a GNA Chapter Submit a narrative description of the contribution(s) made by the individual, not to exceed one type written page.

Nominations must be submitted to the GNA Office by July 1st. Georgia Nurses Association, 3032 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta, Ga. 30329-2655.

PAST RECIPIENTS

Sylvia Crawford--1997 Charlene "Charlie" Ashe--1998 Mary Beth Holland--1999 Yvonne Smalley-Young--2000 Ella Flourney--2001 Jeffrey Jaudon--2002 Doretha Peters--2003 Lillie R . Farmer--2004

MEDIA AWARD

Purpose: To recognize those individuals or organizations who have acknowledged and addressed nursing issues in any of the media.

Sponsoring Organization: Georgia Nurses Association

Eligibility: Individual(s) or organizations that have acknowledged and addressed nursing issues in their medium.

Basis of Selection: The recipient(s) will be selected primarily on the basis of the following criteria:

* Accurate and thought provoking depiction of nurses and nursing issues

* Utilizing media as a tool to bring awareness to and support of the nursing profession

* Promotes the positive image of nurses and the nursing profession

Nominations: Nominations may be made by an individual or GNA Chapter. Submit a narrative description of the contribution(s) made by the individual or organization, not to exceed one type written page. Nomination should include any articles, audiotapes or video clips as supportive documentation.

Deadline for applications is July 1st. Applications should be mailed to Media Award, GNA, 3032 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta, Ga. 30329-2655.

LUDIE ANDREWS AWARD

Purpose: To recognize a registered nurse in Georgia who best exemplifies the courage, tenacity and high ideals of Ludie Andrews.

Sponsoring Organization: Georgia Nurses Association

Eligibility: A registered nurse who has promoted activities to increase racial, ethnic and/or gender diversity in nursing education or practice.

Basis of Selection: The nominee will be selected based on the following criteria:

* Member of the Georgia Nurses Association

* Initiated activities to increase racial, ethnic, and/or gender diversity in the nursing profession.

* Participated in activities to promote awareness and respect for health practices of diverse cultures.

* Served as a role model for professional nurses in Georgia, advocating for social justice and practices that ensure safe and competent health services and environments for all people, especially the underserved and underrepresented.

Nominations: Nominations may be made by an individual or GNA Chapter or by and agency or organization . Submit a narrative describing the individuals' contributions that support diversity, not to exceed one type written page.

Send nominations to: Ludie Andrews Awards, GNA, 3032 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2655.

PAST RECIPIENTS

Verdelle Bellamy--1995 Lena Lavette--1996 Eula Aiken--1997 Mary Long--1998 Emma Jean Powell--1999 Phyllis Johnson--2000 Catherine Binns--2001 Maggie Gilead--2001

MARY N. LONG AWARD FOR INNOVATIONS IN NURSING PRACTICE

Purpose: The Mary N. Long Award for Innovations In Nursing Practice was established to recognize nursing pioneers who through their creative thoughts and actions, have made a difference for nurses and nursing in Georgia.

Sponsoring Organization: Georgia Nurses Foundation

Eligibility: Any nurse who has made a difference in nursing in Georgia through creative thoughts and actions is eligible for nomination.

Basis of Selection: The recipient will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

* Achievement of innovative approaches to defining the work of self and others

* A Nursing pioneer who has made a difference in nursing in Georgia.

* Generation of new and meaningful roles for nurses and nursing

* Willingness to think "Outside the box" and take risks in order to create new frontiers for nurses and nursing in Georgia.

Nominations: Nominations can be made by an individual, chapter, agency, or organization that recognizes these significant contributions to nursing. Write a one to two paragraph narrative which includes the nominees creative and innovative approaches to defining the work of self and others; commitment to advancement of the nursing profession; generation of new and meaningful roles for nurses and nursing; and the willingness to think "outside the box" and to take risks in order to create new frontiers for nurses and nursing in Georgia.

Nominations must be submitted to the GNF Office by July 1st. Send to Mary N. Long Award, Georgia Nurses Foundation, 3032 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta, Ga. 30329-2655.

RECIPIENTS

Mary N. Long--1998 Carol Rittenhouse--1999 Shelby Lacy--2000 Catherine Futch--2001 Anicia Biglow--2002 Senator Nadine Thomas--2004
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