Innovations in Professional Nursing Education

About the Award

This award recognizes the outstanding work of AACN member schools to re-envision traditional models for nursing education and lead programmatic change. Innovation awards, including a monetary prize of $1,000, will be given annually in four institutional categories:

  • Small/Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Academic Health Centers (AHC)
  • Private Colleges/Universities
  • Public Colleges/Universities

2020 Nominations due June 3, 2020

Submit a Nomination

Award Criteria

Schools submitting nominations must show that the programmatic innovation:

  • Shows evidence of execution and subsequent sustainability for at least 12 months after a full execution cycle

  • Serves as a catalyst for change within the curriculum and/or educational mission of the institution

  • Has the potential for replication and dissemination

  • Has involved teams of faculty when possible (e.g., across programs, disciplines)Is consistent with AACN’s mission and vision

  • Demonstrates advancement of professional nursing education
Nomination Process

Nominations will be reviewed by the AACN Membership Committee with recommendations forwarded to the full Board of Directors for endorsement. Programs receiving an award will be invited to send representatives to accept the honor at the Academic Nursing Leadership Conference in October 2020.

Submission Process

All nominations should be electronically submitted via the online application.

The 2020 call for nominations deadline is June 3, 2020.

For more information, contact AACN Membership Director Beth Aronson at 202-463-6930, ext. 263 or baronson@aacnnursing.org.

Congratulations to the 2019 Award Recipients!

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University of Cincinnati

2019 Award Winner - Academic Health Center

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University of San Francisco

2019 Award Winner - Private Colleges/Universities

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2019 Award Winner - Public Colleges/Universities

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Lakeview Colleges of Nursing

2019 Award Winner - Small/Liberal Arts Colleges

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