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The Rising Star Nurse Leader Award

This recognition is an award for rising star nurse leaders within our health system. This recognition is an award for rising star nurse leaders within our health system. This recognition is an award for rising star nurse leaders within our health system. This recognition is an award for rising star nurse leaders within our health system. The Rising Star Nurse Leader award will be presented each quarter in conjunction with the Nurse Leader Development program. This award is to recognize our upcoming, nurse leaders. It is vital that a nurse develop leadership skills at an early stage in their careers. Effective leadership is critical in delivering high quality care, ensuring patient safety and in providing excellent patient service. Nursing needs vibrant and dedicated nurse leaders at all levels within healthcare. Nominations can be submitted from nurse managers and directors for this award recognition. The nomination documentation must depict candidates that demonstrate outstanding performance in Nursing’s six categories of objectives.
People: (examples)
  • Respectful
  • Team player
  • Positive attitude
  • Role model
  • Inspires others
  • Trustworthy
  • Committed
  • Attentive
  • Values others
Service: (examples)
  • Responsive
  • Compassionate
  • Serves others above self
  • Exceeds patients expectations
  • Giving attitude
  • Listens well
  • Well respected
  • Excellent patient satisfactions stories
  • Great physician partner and collaborator
Quality: (examples)
  • Committed to high quality patient care
  • Promotes patient safety initiatives
  • Utilizes and leads evidence based practice
  • Extremely knowledgeable
  • Proficient in critical thinking skills
  • Leads performance improvement projects
  • Manages a specific project or initiative
Finance: (examples)
  • Financial steward
  • Efficient
  • Productive
  • Promotes standardization, reduction of waste and lean thinking
  • Focuses on reducing the variability in patient care
Community: (examples)
  • Participates and leads community initiatives
  • Serves on community related boards or task force groups
  • Encourages and influences team members to participates in community services
    • Examples – Red Cross, March of Dimes, Food Bank, American Heart Association, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Diabetes Association
Growth: (examples)
  • Mentor
  • Preceptor
  • Charge Nurse
  • Shared Governance participation
  • Clinical Ladder participation
  • Advancing educational degrees
  • Specialty certification achievement
  • Passionate about the practice of nursing at Georgia Regents Health System

Nominations for the third quarter of FY16 are due Laura Brower by March 4, 2016

Laura Brower, MSN, RN

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs


The Nursing SPECIALTY Award Nomination Form

Special:  pertaining to a particular person, thing, and instance; distinguished or different from what is ordinary or usual
The Nursing Specialty Award is an award that was formulated by the Special Projects Council to recognize a Special Nurse. Nominations will be reviewed and judged by the Special Projects Council.

The following criteria will be used in selecting a candidate:
  • Job Performance- Unique situations where employee consistently goes above and beyond what is required for a particular job. Employee displays the values of teamwork, collaboration, and partnership.
  • Positive Attitude: Employee must demonstrate a positive and dedicated attitude. Employee displays values of respect, compassion, dignity, and fairness.
  • Leadership/Initiative: Employee must possess leadership/initiative qualities, with at least one specific example cited on nomination form.
  • Dependability/Punctuality: Employee must be in good standing with maintaining HR policy on time and attendance.