2021 NLN Awards

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The annual NLN Awards recognizes and honor individuals of stature and distinction for their outstanding contributions to nursing education and the wider area of American health care.

nutting-portraitThe NLN Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Outstanding Teaching or Leadership in Nursing Education recognizes an individual who:

  • Demonstrates outstanding teaching
  • Contributes as a leader in nursing education
  • Encourages creative interactions with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Mentors and serves as role model for junior faculty.
  • Publishes scholarly works that advance nursing education knowledge or provides support for educational levels where they are engaged

isabelhampton_resizedThe NLN Isabel Hampton Robb Award for Outstanding Leadership in Clinical Practice recognizes the outstanding contributions of an individual who:

  • Inspires passion for clinical nursing
  • Promotes evidence-based practice by building practice-education partnerships
  • Encourages clinical expertise and inter-professional practice
  • Challenges students to expand their clinical knowledge base in innovative ways
  • Conducts scholarly research to assess learning outcomes that improve patient care
  • Fosters development of clinical reasoning in the culture of patient care

wald-portraitNLN Lillian Wald Humanitarian Award recognizes an Individual who improves the lives of those in need through selfless, courageous, creative, and compassionate acts, and who:

  • Meets the ethical responsibilities of the nursing profession in keeping with the NLN core values of caring, integrity, diversity, and excellence
  • Cares for others above and beyond their roles regardless of personal risk or compensation
  • Embraces common moral decencies such as altruism, integrity, freedom, justice, honesty, truthfulness, responsibility, and compassion
  • Respects and values human diversity