Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement
Award Categories
 
Categories for RNs
(Must have at least 2 years of experience)

Advanced Practice
This category is reserved for RNs licensed as either nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists.

Community/Behavioral Health
Community health nursing is an umbrella term used for all nurses who work in the community, in any of the following settings: public health, community health, county health departments, home health, schools, employee health departments, clinics, occupational health, hospice, work sites, etc. Behavorial health recognizes nurses working in the mental health arena.

Critical Care
This category is reserved for any nurse who works in an intensive acute care setting such the ICU, CCU, PICU, PACU, NICU, Flight Nursing, etc.

Education
This category is reserved for nurses whose primary focus is student, staff, or patient education. This setting may be within academia or within a healthcare facility.

Emergency Nursing
This category is reserved for any nurse who works within an emergency nursing setting.

Innovation
This category recognizes any nurse who has completed an extraordinary project to improve patient care or healthcare delivery in any healthcare setting.

Leadership
This category is reserved for any nurse who has been a catalyst for positive change within a healthcare facility or within the community.

Lifetime Achievement
Established in 2002, this category is reserved for nurses who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in nursing for 25 years or more, with at least 10 of the years being in Northern Nevada. Eligible nurses must also demonstrate significant contributions to nursing in Northern Nevada. Retired nurses are eligible for nomination. Posthumous nominations will not be considered.

LPN
This category is reserved for LPNs working in any healthcare setting.

Long-Term Care/Rehabilitation
This category is reserved for nurses who work in long-term care or rehabilitation settings.

Maternal/Child
This category is reserved for any nurse working in maternal/child health.

Medical/Surgical
This category is reserved for any nurse who works in an acute care setting.

Office/Outpatient
This category is reserved for nurses who work in physician offices, clinics, and/or urgent care settings.

Patient Advocacy
This category is reserved for any nurse who promotes positive patient care outcomes in any healthcare setting. The focus may be on an individual patient or a patient population. Patient advocates may operate at a local, state, or national level.

Rookie of the Year
This category is reserved for RNs with less than 2 years experience in any nursing field.

Posthumous
Although NOA does not accept posthumous nominations, if you know of a nurse who has passed away in the last year and would like them acknowledged at the event, please submit a brief memory of that nurse with their name and a photo, if possible. Please include your name and e-mail should we need to contact you and send the information to Elizabeth Mead at emead@nursesofachivement.com.