Excellence in Nursing Education

This award is presented to nurses who demonstrate excellence in psychiatric nursing education in the nurse's own work settings (e.g., colleges, institutes, universities or health care agencies).

Nominees must demonstrate excellence in at least four of the following areas:
  • Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of the subject matter
  • Provides lecture, demonstration, discussion, clinical or laboratory instruction
  • Consults, including tutoring, and advises and thesis or major paper supervision
  • Develops and designs program, curriculum or courses
  • Establishes a stimulating and engaging learning environment
  • Promotes the advancement of nursing knowledge and utilization of research findings
  • Achieves positive results as evidenced through peer and student evaluation
  • Uses creativity, innovation in teaching methods, flexibility in motivating learners and attends to individual learning needs
  • Engages in educational planning and policy making
  • Produces educational materials (study guides, instructional materials and resources, audiovisual aids, textbooks)

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 and/or preceptor
  • Demonstrates excellence in interpersonal relationships and communication skills
Please note: For this category, students may also supply supportive letters to this application.