ANA Illinois Awards

During the conference, ANA-Illinois is proud to launch our award program. The three awards include Clinical Practice Award, Nurse Influencer Award and the Student Nurse of the Year. Nominations are accepted through July 15. Click here to nominate.

Clinical Practice Award 

This award recognizes an exemplary nurse who provides evidence of high level of skill in patient care through improving clinical practice and patient-centered outcomes.

Nominee Eligibility:

  1. A registered nurse licensed in the state of Illinois
  2. Is currently providing patient care in any specialty
  3. Has at least five years of experience
  4. Demonstrates evidence-based ability to design, implement and evaluate evidence-based practice changes and/or quality improvement initiatives in order to promote improved patient outcomes

Nurse Influencer Award 

This award recognizes an exemplary nurse who has influenced the science of nursing practice or care delivery system, a group/community/population (patient or other care providers) sick or well, contributes to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) in any care or community setting (at any level, local, regional or national level), or the profession of nursing through education, advocacy, policy or practice.

Nominee Eligibility:

  1. A registered nurse currently practicing in any specialty in the state of Illinois
  2. Must be an ANA-Illinois member or must be nominated by an ANA-Illinois member
  3. Demonstrates evidence of this nurse’s influence over the science of nursing practice or care delivery system, a group/community/population (patient or other care providers) sick or well, contributes to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) in any care or community setting (at any level, local, regional or national level), or the profession of nursing through education, advocacy, policy or practice.

Student Nurse of the Year 

This award recognizes an outstanding student nurse who exemplifies compassion, exceptional promise in clinical expertise, and academic achievement — the underpinnings of nursing excellence. Nominees for this award will deserve recognition for outstanding achievement, exceptional academic or clinical ability, or exemplary compassion and caring toward their clients and peers during their years of study.

Nominee Eligibility:

  1. Pre-licensure student nurses studying in Illinois.