The Awards Program of the Ohio Nurses Association is designed to honor outstanding contributions to the nursing profession and health care. The awards are presented during the dinner program held at the bienniel Convention; the 2015 awards dinner will be during the night of Saturday, October 10, 2015.
A list of winners from past Conventions can be found here.
The Carol Jenkins Award
The Carol Jenkins Award acknowledges the ground breaking work done by Carol Jenkins in the area of chemical dependency nursing practice – both for patients and also for nurses experiencing the disease of chemical dependency. Her passion, commitment and leadership in this nursing specialty are recognized by the presentation of this award.
The Dorothy A. Cornelius Leadership Award
Dorothy A. Cornelius served as ONA executive director from 1957 to 1983 and executive director emeritus from 1983 until her death in 1992. She was the only person to have been president of ANA (1968-1970), American Journal of Nursing Company (1967), and the International Council of Nurses (1973-1977). Her accomplishments brought her citations from U.S. presidents and heads of state of other countries. She had ONA and ANA Honorary Recognition and numerous other awards. ONA headquarters is named the Dorothy A. Cornelius Building in her honor. The Dorothy A. Cornelius Leadership Award is presented in recognition of outstanding leadership and participation in and contributions to the purposes of the Ohio Nurses Association.
The Ethelrine Shaw-Nickerson Award
Ethelrine Shaw-Nickerson served nursing in numerous elected and appointed positions, in research and mentoring, and received numerous awards. These include second vice president of ONA (1973-1975) and ANA (1974-1976); chair of the ANA Commission on Human Rights (1976-1980) and the Affirmative Action Task Force (1972-1976); president of the American Nurses Foundation (1985-1986). She worked against racial prejudice and for cultural understanding in many roles throughout her career. The Ethelrine Shaw-Nickerson Award recognizes the outstanding contributions to health care services to a minority population in Ohio.
The Excellence in Nursing Practice Award – Advanced Practice
The Excellence in Nursing Practice Award – Advanced Practice recognizes the unique accomplishments of nurses who provide care to patients. This award will be given to an advanced practice registered nurse (any setting). The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse’s accomplishments and innovative approaches should demonstrate direct care impact or impact on the overall system which affects the direct care of patients.
The Excellence in Nursing Practice Award – Staff Nurse
The excellence in Nursing Practice Award – Staff Nurse recognizes the staff nurse’s accomplishments and innovative approaches which demonstrate direct care impact on one patient or group of patients. This award is given to a staff nurse in any setting. The staff nurse’s accomplishments and innovative approaches should demonstrate direct care impact or impact on the overall system which affects the direct care of patients.
The Excellence in Nursing Education Award
The Excellence in Nursing Education Award recognizes the outstanding achievement of a nurse educator. It includes educators in continuing education and staff development positions, as well as educators in nursing programs.
The Excellence in Nursing Research Award
The Excellence in Nursing Research Award recognizes the outstanding performance of a nurse researcher and/or the contribution of an individual nurse to nursing research.
The Excellence in Political Action Award
The Excellence in Political Action Award recognizes outstanding leadership or participation in political action.
The Excellence in Non-Traditional Nursing Role Award
The Excellence in Non-Traditional Nursing Role Award recognizes the outstanding performance of a nurse in a non-traditional role that supports client populations, nurses, and nursing practice. This award is for employed and volunteer nursing practices in a non-traditional role or setting that does not qualify for another practice award.
The Excellence in Nursing Administration Award
The Excellence in Nursing Administration Award recognizes the outstanding performance of a nurse administrator in a formal or continuing education setting.
The Elaine H. Martyn Writing Award
The Elaine H. Martyn Writing Award takes into consideration writing work that informs members about the Association, stimulates members to think about the issues in nursing, motivates members and reflect the professional goals of the Association.
The Elizabeth K. Porter Award
The Elizabeth K. Porter Award recognizes the contribution that an individual nurse has made to the ONA Economic and General Welfare Program and, thereby, to the security of nurses.