HHNA Nurse Recognition Program Seeking 2013 Nominations

The Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA) Nurse Recognition Program is accepting nominations to honor and recognize home care and hospice nurses from across the country. Home care 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 (NAHC). 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 Magazine 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.

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.

Whether you live in New York or Nevada, tell us what your nurses have done to reduce hospital admissions and keep their patients safe, secure, and happy at home while delivering quality care.

 The deadline for submission is: March 25, 2013.