Clint Jones 2012 New Hampshire Nursing Award

Clint Jones worked with extraordinary enthusiasm and commitment at the Foundation for Healthy Communities and with several other New Hampshire organizations to encourage people to pursue a nursing career.

Purpose of the Award: To recognize a registered nurse practicing in New Hampshire who exemplifies the practice of quality nursing care and demonstrates a career commitment to the nursing profession.

Selection Criteria: Demonstrates excellence and enthusiasm in these four areas:

1. Delivery of patient care, using examples of direct patient care or the initiation of systems that have a broad impact on patient care.

2. Communicating with patients, families and healthcare colleagues, using examples of specific incidents or systems changes that improve communications.

3. Commitment to nursing as a career, e.g. participation/leadership in workplace committees, completion of certification programs, or educational advancement.

4. Inspires other nurses and healthcare professionals as a role model

Eligibility:

• Registered nurse who has practiced as an RN for at least 1 year but not more than 6 years. Nursing licensure must have been attained by 9/1/10.

• Practice may be full or part-time in a hospital, long-term care, home care, hospice or other health care practice setting.

Submitting Nominations:

• Each nomination must be accompanied by only two nomination letters – one from a direct supervisor and one from a peer colleague who is involved in patient care with the nominee. Together, the nominations must address each of the four selection criteria.

• Each nomination letter should be double-spaced and not exceed two pages.

• A supervisor can only recommend one nominee; otherwise it diminishes the perception of the award.

• Letters from residents/patients are optional and may be submitted with the supervisor's nomination.

A Selection Committee will be convened and staffed by the Foundation for Healthy Communities. Representatives from the NH Hospital Association, Home Care Association of NH, NH Health Care Association, NH Organization of Nurse Leaders, NH Nurses Association and the NH Board of Nursing will be invited to participate.

The award will be presented this year at an event to be planned by the recipient's worksite.

For more information contact: Bernie Cameron at the Foundation for Healthy Communities, 415-4272 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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