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Neonatal Nurse Excellence Awards – Call for Nominations


The Australian College of Neonatal Nurses

Neonatal Nurse Excellence Awards 2013


The Life’s Little Treasures Foundation is delighted to work alongside the Australian College of Neonatal Nurses, in promoting the Neonatal Nurse Excellence awards for 2013


Dear Supporter

Australia’s neonatal nurses are among the best in the world. We could all share examples of clinical excellence that we have seen or of care received by outstanding neonatal nurses. Although these nurses would be recognised in their work places by their colleagues and the families that benefit from their care, ACNN would like to formally acknowledge nationally, the contributions made by nurses who are considered by others to perform at a consistently high standard.

The Australian College of Neonatal Nurses (ACNN) launched the Neonatal Nurse Excellence Awards in 2011. The aim of this award is to recognise an individual neonatal nurse’s achievements and to encourage excellence in the provision of neonatal care.

Nominations are open to all nurses working in the area of neonatal care Australia-wide and nurses may be nominated by colleagues or by families of babies who have received care in a neonatal nursery.

Each nomination will be recognised by a certificate of excellence.The finalists will be sponsored to attend the ACNN national conference in Townsville in August 2013, where the overall excellence award winner will be announced. The overall winner will be presented with an award in recognition of their achievement, together with a prize to the value of $1,000 AUD.

This is a great opportunity to acknowledge a neonatal nurse, who you think displays excellence in a neonatal nursing role. Please consider nominating a neonatal nurse for the 2013 neonatal nurse excellence awards.

Melissah Burnett

Melissah Burnett


Australian College of Neonatal Nurses Incorporated




The nominee must be a nurse working in a neonatal care unit (NICU/SCN/SCBU) in Australia.

How to nominate

Fill in the details on your nomination form.

Using no more than two A4 pages, describe the qualities of the neonatal nurse and why you think they are worthy of an excellence award. Provide examples if possible, so that the judges appreciate why this neonatal nurse stands out from others.


Nominations are to be submitted via e-mail to the ACNN Secretary at [email protected] and a copy of the nomination sent to [email protected]

Nomination deadline

All nominations must be received by COB on Friday 12 April 2013



Nomination Form

Details required of the neonatal nurse being nominated

Name of nurse:

Name of neonatal unit:

Name of hospital:

Phone number for the neonatal unit:

Details required of person submitting the nomination

Full name:

Mobile phone number:

Phone number:

e-mail address:

Relationship to the nominee (e.g. colleague; family of baby):

Terms and conditions

  • All nominations will be treated with the strictest confidence.
  • Nominations will not be accepted after the closing date of Friday 12 April 2013.
  • No extensions will be granted.
  • All nominations must include contact details for the person making the nomination.
  • Nominators will receive an acknowledgement of receipt for the nomination.
  • All nominations will be judged by a panel selected by the ACNN executive committee.
  • The decisions of the panel will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • No member of the ACNN executive committee may be nominated.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate a neonatal nurse for an award. Your nomination is gratefully received.

Posted: 28th Feb 2013


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