Nurse of the Year Awards criteria
When deciding the recipients of the Nurse of the Year Awards, the judging panels consider the nominee's achievements in the year immediately prior to receiving the award. They also review their past achievements and ongoing contribution to nursing and healthcare. The number of nominations received per nominee will add no weight to their selection. There is no need for more than a single nomination to be made per candidate.
The selection criteria are:
- demonstrated excellence in their field of practice
- significant contribution to the nursing community and the nation’s health care
- an inspirational role model for the nursing and health care community.
The selection panel will look at:
- personal, academic and professional achievements
- contribution in the relevant field of practic (how has the nominee 'put back' into their field of practice to benefit others)
- demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity
- personal interests and community involvement
- future goals and likely impact
- degree of difficulty of the achievement and sacrifices made
- previous awards and recognition
- nature and length of activity or service
- achievements as an individual or as part of a group or organisation
- Their availability and commitment to promote nursing pride and ability to be active throughout the year that they receive the award
- nominees must work in Wales
- awards will not be granted posthumously
- self nominations will not be accepted
- Nominees that have already received a similar national award for their project or their contribution to nursing care in the same year as these awards will not be considered. They may be nominated in a separate category in following years.
- unsuccessful nominees may be re-nominated in subsequent years
- groups of people or teams will not normally be eligible though in exceptional cases the selection panels reserve the right to consider such nominations.
- The Nurse of the Year Wales 2013 will be selected from the winners of the 13 awards.