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Last call for Award Nominations - WVNA Virtual Policy Summit

Posted about 2 months ago by Julie Huron

Last Call for Nominations! 

WVNA is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Virtual Policy Summit awards. The WVNA Nominations and Awards Committee will decide the winners. The awards themselves will be presented at the WVNA Virtual Policy Summit on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

Please send a CV (or résumé), and a brief description – just a paragraph or so – describing why you feel the person, or facility (for the Beacon Award), you nominate is the most exemplary nominee in the state of West Virginia for the particular award below listed. Please email your nominations to Julie at the WVNA at central office at

Politically Active Nurse of the Year

This individual is chosen by the WVN-PAC committee for outstanding effort in state-wide nursing policy. This individual has demonstrated exceptional effort to communicate the national nursing standard to the WV legislature and has been active in participating in the legislative process in WV. They have worked tirelessly to educate WV nurses and WV legislature in best practice
standards to promote improvement in WV health care delivery.
Due by February 25, 2021.

Friend of Nursing

This award is presented to friends of nursing who demonstrate tremendous personal and professional support of WV nurses. This person must actively support the promotion of the nursing profession through modernization of policies that are adherent to the standards of the profession. This person has demonstrated leadership and advocacy within the state in assuring that professional delivery of health care is aligned with nationally recommended Future of Nursing standards, thus promoting exceptional nursing and health care delivery within the state.
Due by February 25, 2021.

The Beacon Award

This award is presented to a West Virginia health care facility that demonstrates patient-centered care and exemplifies a nurse-friendly environment. West Virginia nurses will nominate the best places for nurses to work in West Virginia.

Due by February 25, 2021.
Nominations for the Virtual Policy Summit Awards should be submitted no later than Thursday, February 25, 2021.