Nurse Recognition Program Deadline Extended to April 15

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice has extended the deadline to submit nominations to the Nurse Recognition Program to Monday, April 15, 2013. Each of the 50 state winners will receive a free registration to the NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC, and will be featured in the May issue of CARING.

Agencies may nominate any registered nurse to represent their state for 2013. Nominations will be reviewed by the Nurse Recognition Program Selection Committee and one nurse will be recognized from each state. To be eligible,the nominee must be a registered nurse currently employed by a home care or hospice agency who is a member of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. Agencies may fill out the online nomination form on the NAHC or HHNA websites. All entries will also need a high-resolution photo of both the nurse and a patient and a photo release signed by each person in the photo. Nominated nurses must provide care to the patient described in the required nomination application essay and pictured in the entry photo.

To honor the occasion, CARING will announce the selected nurses from all 50 states as part of NAHC’s efforts to celebrate National Nurses Month in May. The May issue will feature these real-life stories of home care and hospice nurses, along with the patients to whom they give care and support. Nurses featured in the May issue will automatically be nominated for the NAHC Home Care and Hospice Nurse of the Year Award. The Nurse of the Year will be announced at the 2013 NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition and will receive a free trip to the Annual Meeting and an Apple iPad.

Telling these stories is a powerful way of putting a personal face on the value of home care and hospice – and the important impact home care and hospice has on individuals every single day. This is also a good opportunity to get your agency the attention it deserves by contributing a story of your own. To see examples of stories from previous issues of CARING, click here.

Click here to fill out the online nomination form. The deadline for submission: April 15, 2013.

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