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2022 Judith Berry Perioperative Excellence Award - Applications open now

The Judith Berry Perioperative Nurse Excellence Award will be awarded to a perioperative nurse that has demonstrated one or more of the following, relating to the SAPNA tenets of Care, Vision, Excellence:


Care
✓ contributed to the advancement of safe patient care; and/or
✓ contributed to the advancement of care of a colleague, or the profession.


Vision
✓ provided a vision for perioperative nursing in their Hospital or unit; and/or
✓ undertaken research, or taken direct action that promotes the vision and image of perioperative nursing.


Excellence
✓ demonstrated excellence in perioperative practice (Clinical); and/or
✓ demonstrated excellence in perioperative practice (Management).


The Award
The Award is a $500 monetary prize to be used in furtherance of the winner’s perioperative career, professional development, study or research including travel costs and personal expenses related to supporting these activities.
Nominations
The nomination form can be downloaded from the SAPNA website www.sapna.org.au.
You may self‐nominate or nominate a worthy colleague. If nominating a perioperative nurse for this award, please ensure you have spoken to the nominee prior to submitting the nomination and have gained their consent.
The nominator must state in writing, in 500 to 1,000 words, details of how the nominated perioperative nurse has demonstrated excellence in perioperative nursing in relation to Care, Vision and Excellence. . Attach your submission and provide supporting evidence (if required) to this nomination form.
Nominations must be received by the SAPNA Secretary by 30th June each year. A confirmation of receipt email will be forwarded to both the nominator and nominee.
Nominations will be judged by a SAPNA Awards sub‐committee. The winner will be announced at the SAPNA State Conference or SAPNA Country Study Weekend each year.

Download Nomination form here