Nurse of the Year Award Criteria
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Award Criteria – Nurse of the Year

The Boehringer Ingelheim Oncology Nurse of the Year Award recognizes an oncology nurse who demonstrates passion and possesses the qualities needed in leadership and teamwork.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees must have a history of working in an oncology setting and/or a demonstrated commitment to oncology nursing. Nominees must be members of CANO/ACIO.

Evaluation Criteria

Nominees will be evaluated based on examples and descriptions of exemplary service, with an emphasis on recent accomplishments in the following three areas:

  1. Oncology nursing excellence
  2. Oncology nursing leadership
  3. Contribution to advancing oncology nursing and/or health system transformation

Nomination Process

Any healthcare professional can nominate an oncology nurse for the award. Each nomination must include a completed:

  1. Cover letter/letter of nomination
  2. Atleast two letters in support of the application (maximum 250 words) or a video testimonial (maximum 2 minutes in length, 5MB in size)
  3. Copy of nominees CV or resume

The letters of support/video testimonial should clearly identify how the nominee meets the evaluation criteria of exemplary service in oncology nursing, including excellence, leadership, and advocacy, with an emphasis over the past year.

The Award Ceremony

The award recipient must agree to receive the award at the CANO/ACIO Annual Conference where he/she will have an opportunity to provide a brief acceptance speech (approximately five minutes). The acceptance speech may be videotaped and made available on the CANO/ACIO website for future advertising in subsequent years. All award nominees should be made aware that their name and other information related to their nomination may be made public and/or published on the CANO/ACIO website. A portion of the award prize of $5,000 may be directed towards fees associated with attending the awards ceremony.


Nomination Form


Last Updated:January 2020

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