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Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognises an exceptional Registered Nurse who has made a career-long contribution to nursing practice, resulting in a legacy of sustainably improved patient care and the development of nursing as a profession that is valued by society.  Nominees for this award will be exemplary Registered Nurses, who have earned recognition from, and the respect of, their peers and will be acknowledged as having reached the pinnacle of their profession.  

About the award: This award aims to recognise a truly exceptional Registered Nurse who is recognised as providing a lasting contribution to the nursing profession.  

WHO CAN BE NOMINATED?

Registered Nurses who are:

Working at any level in education, practice or management settings within Wales. Nominees must be a practising nurse at the time of nomination Practising in any sector for example; Higher or Further Education, NHS, Local Authority, Third and Independent sectors  

CRITERIA

  • A practising nurse who has significantly improved patient care within their area of practice
  • Recognised as having sustained accomplishments that have significantly advanced the status of nursing at a local, national or international level
  • Able to demonstrate track record of progressive leadership, and will have inspired advanced nursing practice
  • Recognised as being an expert in their field, having delivered measurable improvements in the quality of care
  • Respected for the contribution that they have made to advancing the nursing profession through mentoring, supporting and influencing the career development of other nurses
  • Able to demonstrate that their work relates to a relevant health framework and that the approach to care is commensurate with national policy and strategy within health and social care
  • Through effective leadership able to demonstrate a central contribution to an innovative development that has made a difference to people receiving care
  • Using a credible evidence-base to under pin under their work or the project for which they are being nominated
  • Able to demonstrate a safe governance framework of the service or innovation being described for which they are being nominated
  • Able to demonstrate the impact the work has had on patients, clients, families and colleaguesThrough service evaluation, patient involvement and / or other means, be able to demonstrate a positive impact