Each year, the Department of Nursing recognizes its best and brightest examples of nursing excellence during National Nurses Week. All employees, members of the medical staff, patients and visitors have the opportunity to nominate Highland nurses for these coveted honors.
LPN Excellence Award
The recipient of this award will be a Licensed Practical Nurse who consistently participates in providing high quality patient care. The individual will be recognized as a valuable team member who has made a critical department/organizational contribution towards meeting goals within the past year. The candidate consistently demonstrates ICARE values and behavioral standards.
Nurse of Distinction Award
The winner will be selected from among the DAISY award recipients.
Nursing Practice Excellence Award
The recipient of this award will be a registered nurse who consistently practices excellence and who utilizes exemplary skill and knowledge in caring for patients in the hospital and in the community. This nurse regularly promotes the use of evidence to improve his/her own practice and overall nursing practice at Highland. This nurse role models professionalism in every aspect of care.
Nursing Professional Development Excellence Award
The recipient of this award will be a registered nurse who demonstrates consistent leadership in the professional development of nurses using adult education principles, implements education offerings to enhance quality and safety using current evidence, and demonstrates a personal commitment to and encourages academic advancement and professional organization membership. The recipient must be certified in his/her specialty.
Nursing Leadership Excellence Award
The recipient of this award will be a registered nurse who demonstrates exemplary transformational leadership with a proven record for achieving and sustaining excellent outcomes.
Nursing Excellence in Research and Innovation Award
The recipient of this award will be a registered nurse who demonstrates the blending of scientific research skill and the creative use of knowledge and technology to improve processes of care and achieve excellent outcomes.
Nursing Mentor Award
The recipient of this award will be a registered nurse who consistently demonstrates clinical expertise and innovative approaches to orientation of new staff. This nurse mentors new staff in their transition to professional practice and models mentoring for other professionals.
Excellence in Service and Support of the Department of Nursing Award
This important award will be given to an individual who provides consistent support to the Department of Nursing’s efforts to improve practice and achieve goals that reflect excellence in patient care.