America’s Top Nurses in Home Care & Hospice
Nominations Now Open!
Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and its affiliate Home Healthcare Nurses Association as we honor the finest nurses in 50 states. We’re looking for examples of caring and service that make a difference in patients’ lives and show the value of nurses. Our goal is to tell the story of home care and hospice on a day-to-day level and bring out message to the nation.
Now is the time to give us your input. HHNA is accepting nominations for nurses from across the country. Agencies may nominate any registered nurse to represent their state for 2015. Nominations will be reviewed by a committee made up of members from HHNA and the forum of State Associations who will choose one nurse from every state.
Nominees must be registered nurses employed by home care or hospice agencies that are members of NAHC. Agencies can nominate their nurse by going to the NAHC or HHNA websites and filling out the application. As part of the application process, they must submit a brief essay showing how the nurse has touched a patient’s life. All applications must also include a high-resolution photo of both the nurse and patient discussed in the story, as well as photo release forms they each have signed. The photos and real-life stories of the winners will appear in CARING online.
This extraordinary nurse could come from your agency, so don’t wait to send in your application and story. Telling these stories is a powerful way of showing what home care and hospice is and the important impact it makes every day. It’s also a chance to get your agency the attention it deserves by contributing a story of your own. Whether you live in New York, Oklahoma or Nevada, tell us what your nurses have done to reduce hospital admissions and keep their patients safe and happy at home. Help us bring home the message that nurses make life better in communities nationwide.
For inspiration and ideas on how to write the essay, read the story on last year’s Nurse of the Year. In it, you’ll read about the courage and commitment Mary Pistulka showed as she cared for a patient with end stage COPD. If you have a nurse like Mary, please let us know.
To view the CARING article highlighting the 2014 50 state winners, click here.
To view the press release highlighting the 2014 Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year, click here.
Deadline for nominations is February 14, 2015.