Carolinas Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

2017 Peer Recognition Award Nomination

The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who exemplifies excellence in the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner role. The quality of service is greatly affected by the presence of this individual and his or her expertise. CANNP is seeking nominations of NNPs functioning within our organization who demonstrate consistent excellence in practice.

Criteria for Selection

Candidates for the excellence in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner must:

  1. Be a member of CANNP, in good standing for at least 1 year.
  2. Have a minimum of two years of clinical practice experience.
  3. Demonstrate outstanding performance in advanced clinical practice.
  4. Serve as a role model to peers for providing excellent patient care.
  5. Develop and implement creative and innovative practice ideas.
  6. Challenge other NNPs to achieve their optimal level of accomplishment.
  7. Promote and advance the NNP role at a local, state or national level. 

Nomination Information

A colleague must make nominations. Nominations for this award must be submitted on the form provided. Photocopies are acceptable. The final nomination must be typed and signed by the nominator, as well as the nominee. Two letters of support from individuals knowledgeable of the applicant’s performance should be attached.

The nominating letter should clearly address those areas listed in the criteria section. Awards criteria should be addressed in a brief (maximum of 2 pages, typed) summary of the nominee’s performance. To ensure impartiality in the judging process, the nominating letter should not include the nominee’s name. Please use plain bond paper, not letterhead, for all nominating and supporting letters. Specific examples that describe what the person has done should include descriptions of how these actions affect patients, staff, unit and/or specialty. The CANNP nomination committee requires specific examples that demonstrate the nominee’s qualifications for this honor. The CANNP nominations committee will select the recipient of the CANNP Peer Recognition Award by the April 2017 meeting.

Award Benefits

The award recipient will receive free registration to the 2018 Annual CANNP Conference and a $500 monetary award. The award presentation will be at our annual conference. All nominees who meet selection criteria will receive a plaque of congratulations from the CANNP Board.

Deadlines for Nominations are April 1, 2017

Mail or email completed applications with current curriculum vitae to:

Kathy Connelly

CANNP Peer Recognition Application

6104 Wolverhampton Dr; Raleigh, NC 27603

Nominations must be submitted or postmarked by April 1, 2017. If you have any questions, please call Kathy Connelly at 919-779-6784 or Judy Philbrook at 910-615-7785. 


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