This award honors a nurse or group of nurses who have served the community (defined as hospital, town, state or national community) and has made significant contributions to the profession of nursing.
Evaluation criteria: Demonstrates contributions that have served the profession within the community, region and country. Individual serves as a role model for emergency nurses in community work. Demonstrates a high level of professional expertise and ability to collaborate with others in the health care field.
This award honors a nurse who consistently demonstrates high leadership behavior and ability in the nursing management role.
Evaluation criteria: Presently serving in a nursing management position. Demonstrates outstanding management skills. Demonstrates strong support for the staff that he/she manages and exhibits a concern for the advancement of the nursing profession.
This award honors a nurse who has exemplified outstanding nursing practice as demonstrated through clinical skills, care and compassion. This nurse performs beyond job requirements in delivering quality patient care.
Evaluation criteria: Demonstrates performance beyond job requirement in rendering patient care. Demonstrates participation in nursing programs, committees, or projects contributing to emergency nursing practice.
This award honors a nurse who has made significant contributions to the education of colleagues, EMS personnel and other families.
Evaluation criteria: Demonstrates educational expertise in emergency nursing or EMS. Serves as a mentor, preceptor or instructor and as a role model for others. Participates as a lecturer at educational meetings and or publishes in a nursing journal, textbook or newsletter.
The call for nominations of the CTENA awards, including a brief description of the award criteria, will be circulated to all current CTENA members.
Nominations will be submitted to the president. The CTENA President will verify submission content, ensure each candidate holds a valid RN license with no restrictions, and confirm employer prior to submitting for selection.
Nominations will be submitted to the CTENA Board at the September or October board meeting prior to ASCEND. A majority vote of the CTENA board members present will decide the award recipients. These awards are given during the ASCEND symposium each fall.
This award recognizes a New England nurse in tribute and memory of Karen O'Neill. Karen was a Massachusetts ENA member who demonstrated strength, gentleness, excellence, motivation and endurance in the face of adversity. This award is given during the New England Regional Symposium (NERS) each spring.
A call for nominations, including a brief description of the award criteria, will be circulatedto all current CTENA members and in the ADVANCE packet for attendees. Nominations will be submitted to the president. The CTENA President will verify submission content, ensure each candidate holds a valid RN license with no restrictions, is an ENA member and confirm employer prior to submitting for selection. Nominations will be submitted to the CTENA Board at the February Board meeting prior to the National Leadership Conference. A majority vote of the CTENA board members present will decide the final candidate. Candidate information will be submitted to the NERS Presidents Council at the National Leadership conference for their vote. For more information see our NERS page under Education.