KSNO is pleased to offer a call for nominations for a newly developed school nurse award this year. We call it the 2024 KSNO School Nurse Emerging Leader Award.
The purpose of the 2024 KSNO School Nurse Emerging Leader Award is to emphasize the contribution of Kansas school nurses with one (1) to five (5) years' experience practicing in Kansas. This award recognizes one school nurse who demonstrates leadership in their professional role within the school building, the school district, and/or the state of Kansas. Through this award emerging school nurse leaders will be recognized and membership in KSNO will grow.
- Registered professional nurse who has a minimum of one (1) but not greater than five (5) full school years of experience practicing as a school nurse.
- Evidence is given in a nomination narrative that the nominee has demonstrated leadership in their professional role within the school building, the school district, and/or the state of Kansas.
- Membership in KSNO/NASN is NOT a requirement to be eligible to be nominated or to receive the School Nurse Emerging Leader award.
Here is your chance to recognize and reward a school nurse, in their second through their fifth full years as a school nurse in Kansas, who has emerged as a leader in their building, district, or the state of Kansas. KSNO is offering this recognition regardless of membership in our organization! To nominate a colleague, just read the attached nomination procedure, complete the requested information, and submit a short narrative describing the way the school nurse has demonstrated leadership! Scoring of nominations will award points for examples from the following areas where applicable to leadership: standards of practice, care coordination, leadership, quality improvement, and community/public health.
(Source: NASN's Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice)
We want to hear from YOU and we want to shine a light on emerging leaders in our school nurse community. This recipient of this award will be recognized at the 2024 Summer School Nurse Conference in Wichita.
Deadline for nominations is March 31, 2024.