Excellence in Advancing Nursing Knowledge & Research

This award is presented to nurses who demonstrate excellence in psychiatric nursing research.

Nominees must demonstrate excellence in at least four of the following areas:
  • Conducts research that has a demonstrated practical application
  • Contributes to the development of nursing research as a principal investigator or research assistant, or as a member of a committee reviewing grant proposals or as a member of a nursing research committee
  • Acts as a role model, a mentor and consultant to foster the development of beginning researchers
  • Provides evidence of external review (peer or otherwise), evaluating the outcomes of completed research
  • Promotes the application of research findings to nursing practice settings
  • Teaches others about the research process by involving them in their research
  • Contributes to the communication of nursing research findings through presentations at conferences, public speaking engagements, consultation and publication
  • Obtains funding for nursing research

Nominees must also meet all the following general criteria:
  • Demonstrates excellence as a professional nurse consistently
  • Demonstrates responsibility for own professional development on a consistent basis
  • Participates in the activities of professional, health-related organizations outside of own agency (not required as part of employment)
  • Demonstrates innovative and progressive ideas in nursing
  • Acts as a role model and mentor
  • Demonstrates excellence in interpersonal relationships and communication skills