The Society of Psychiatric 
Advanced Practice Nurses 
           of New Jersey

Seeking Awards Nominees!

08/08/2017 12:21 PM | Suzanne Drake (Administrator)
Each year, the Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing recognizes nursing and collegial excellence by awarding up to four individuals at our annual dinner meeting. Many exceptional individuals have received this award including our esteemed colleagues, Legislators and Mental Health leaders and Advocates. We encourage you now to please take a few moments to think about someone who you feel is most deserving of this recognition. 

This year our Annual Awards Dinner will be held on Friday evening Nov 4th at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa during our Fall Conference. Please contact Colleen Birkoffer with your nomination. 

Nominations can be made for any of 6 categories.

Leadership Award:

This individual guides the members of our organization toward the successful accomplishment of our goals, or links our organization to other groups and affiliates in a way that enhances our ability to promote or improve our work as APN’s. Thisaward may be given to someone who encourages or creates legislative action.

Advocate Award:

This award is for a community leader who has made a significant contribution to individuals, families, communities and/or the healthcare system. Their work can be a result of their employment or can be volunteer work. This award may be given to a consumer who advocates for other mental health consumers, if their work deserves recognition.

Lifetime Achievement:

For the Nurse in Clinical Practice, Education, Research, or Administration who has devoted an entire career to the advancement of the profession, the improvement of care, or the communication of valuable information.

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing Excellence:

A great collaborator who considers the special needs, including but not limited to social, medical, and other problems which impact the functioning of the psychiatric client. This individual has an ability to make patients feel comfortable and assists in a variety of areas, often on short notice. Utilizes evidence based practice as well as knowledge and experience to obtain the best outcome for the individual in their care.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year:

An individual who has made an important contribution to the profession of psychiatric advanced practice nursing n New Jersey through service to the Society and who has demonstrated excellence in psychiatric advanced practice nursing either through practice, research, or teaching.

Collaboration Award:

To a psychiatrist who shares knowledge and expertise with an advanced practice nurse. This should be recognized especially when the psychiatrist has broken new ground by creating new policies within their agency or institution, giving the APN an opportunity to function at a higher level of practice.

The Awards Committee will determine award recipients utilizing the committee guidelines. Awards will be announced to the Executive Board for final approval, two months prior to the Awards Meeting.

Please click here for NOMINATION FORM 


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