NZNO National Awards

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2017 NZNO National Awards

National Awards

  • Service to NZNO
  • Service to Nursing/Midwifery
  • Young Nurse of the Year

Nominations are called from Regional Councils, National Sections and Colleges, National Student Unit and Te Rūnanga.


Service to NZNO - Criteria

This award enables NZNO to acknowledge the contribution of individual members to the work of the Organisation at a national level.

The nominee must be an NZNO member who has a commitment to NZNO and who has made a superior contribution to the national or regional work of NZNO. Contribution could be made in any area of NZNO activities at a national or regional level.

  • Promotion of NZNO to nurses or outside groups
  • National or regional committee work
  • Performed additional work for the committee
  • Advanced NZNO objectives or policies.

Nominations close Friday 2 June 2017 at 5:00pm


Service to Nursing/Midwifery - Criteria

This award enables the profession to recognise nurses or midwives at a national level who have made a difference to:

  • Nursing or midwifery practice
  • The practice environment of nurses or midwives.

The nominee must be an NZNO member whose actions have:

  1. Made a difference to nursing or midwifery care in the region (may be in the area of practice, education, management of nursing/midwifery, research or support area such as QA, infection control, staff development), or
  2. Improved the occupational health, welfare or practice environment of nurses or midwives in New Zealand.

Nominations close Friday 2 June 2017 at 5:00pm


Young Nurse of the Year - Criteria

This award recognises and celebrates young nurses who:

  • show compassion or courage beyond what is expected in their role as a nurse;
  • have improved care or health outcomes for their patients through their commitment to care, leadership, quality initiative or research; and
  • may have overcome major challenges to deliver exceptional care.

Learn more about the Young Nurse of the Year award

Nominations close Friday 30 June 2017 at 5:00pm


Application forms

Email completed application forms to

Or post (so as to be received before the closing date) to:

The Returning Officer

PO Box 2128

Wellington 6140

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