Awards & Grants

Bernadette Hart Award

Section members may make application annually for the Bernadette Hart Award. The award is for conference or course costs.

Closing date 30 November each year.

Criteria for Receiving the Award

This is outlined in the following attachment:

Application Form:

Other Information

The Liberty NZ Stomal Therapy Publishing Excellence Award

Award Criteria and Assessment Form (PDF)

The Aim of the Liberty New Zealand Publishing Excellence Award is to recognise the endeavors of nurses working in the field of stomal therapy, encouraging them to achieve excellence by publishing in the NZNOCSTN Journal “The Outlet”.

All NZNOCSTN members, who meet the award criteria, can submit their article to be assessed for the award. The award is to the value of $2,000. In the event that there is more than one worthy recipient the amount may be shared.

The Purpose of the Award: The Liberty Publishing Award is to be used towards the cost of:

  • Travel / accommodation / registration to attend a national or international conference related to stomal therapy


  • To facilitate participation in an accredited post graduate study program leading to qualification as a Stomal Therapist or appropriate study in the associated area intended to advance the knowledge and understanding of the discipline of stomal therapy

The recipient of this award is to seek validation of their educational program from the Executive Committee before enrolment / registration and to provide receipts to Liberty to effect payment.

Entry Criteria

Potential award recipients must:

  • Be a member of NZNOCSTN, both at the time of publishing and at the time the award is made
  • Have submitted an article, which has been published in The Outlet and which complies with the Award Criteria

The Liberty Stomal Therapy 'Best Presenter' Conference Award

Award Criteria and Entry and Assessment form (PDF)



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