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Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of GAPNA

Chapter Nominations

Posted over 6 years ago by George Byron Peraza-Smith

Do you know a member who deserves recognition? GAPNA is seeking nominations for 2011 Awards. Please submit name and nomination information to George Smith at gbsmith@southuniversity.edu. Deadline is fast approaching, so hurry with your nominations.

Excellence in Clinical Practice
This award for outstanding clinical practice should be to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to geriatric clinical practice. This award should be for an individual who demonstrates, through the use of geriatric principles, outstanding geriatric care that goes well beyond the traditional service role of their profession. The award highlights clinical practice as an important element of the mission of nursing professionals and singles out individuals who serve as examples of geriatric expertise.

Excellence in Community Service
This award for outstanding community service should be to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to service to the community. This commitment should be demonstrated through the development or participation in programs that go well beyond the traditional service role of their profession. The award highlights community service as an important element of the mission of nursing professionals and singles out individuals who serve as examples of social responsiveness on the part of the nursing community.

Excellence in Education
The Award for Excellence in Education recognizes an individual involved in the teaching and/or design of gerontological nurse practitioner curriculum or course content. The faculty member will demonstrate knowledge of the care of older adults and the ability to translate that knowledge to enhance students' understanding in innovative ways. The faculty member will encourage and inspire advanced practice students to develop their excellence in gerontology. In addition to excellence in teaching, the faculty member will exhibit excellence in practice and service to the community.

Excellence in Leadership
This award for outstanding leadership should be to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to geriatrics; through direct care, education, research and/or XXXX. This award should be for an individual who demonstrates the tenacity to advocate, through a variety of means, for geriatric education and care in a variety of settings that goes well beyond the traditional service role of their profession. The award highlights leadership as an important element of the mission of nursing professionals and singles out individuals who serve as examples of geriatric expertise.

Excellence in Research
This award for research should be to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to research in nursing that benefits the geriatric community. This commitment should be demonstrated through the development or participation in research projects that emphasize or go beyond the traditional service role of their profession. The award highlights research as an important element of the mission of nursing professionals and singles out individuals who serve as examples of nursing scientists within the nursing community.


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