Leadership Recognition
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SPN Leadership Awards

Awards are given out at the Annual Conference held in April. Nominations will be accepted in December for the 2018 Excellence Awards.  Click here for more information on award criteria. 

Excellence Awards: The Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) presents five prestigious awards recognizing individuals or groups who have demonstrated excellence in pediatric nursing. View past Excellence Award winners here. 

Excellence in Clinical Practice Award This award recognizes a staff nurse who has made a significant contribution to the care of children and their families, such as the development and implementation of a transition care program for cystic fibrosis patients.
Excellence in Nursing Research Award This award recognizes a nurse who has made a significant contribution to the well-being and health care of children and their families through active participation in a program of nursing research, such as developing a research study examining the effectiveness of CHG bathing on central line care in acute care patients.
Excellence in Education Award This award recognizes a nurse who has made a significant contribution to pediatric nursing as an educator, such as the development of a back-to-sleep module for a specific population that provides the opportunity for students to be involved in the development and implementation. Applicants may be in the clinical or academic setting.
Excellence in Advanced Practice This award recognizes an advanced practice nurse who has made a significant contribution to the care of children and their families, such as the development of an application or tool to monitor pain. An advanced practice nurse includes Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners. 
Excellence in Clinical Scholarship Award This award recognizes a hospital, unit, group or agency that has contributed significantly to the well-being and health care of children and their families through the consistent application of scholarship in clinical practice, such as developing a team-based project that can be replicated in other hospitals, units, etc. Examples include bedside change-of-shift report and the establishment of family-centered rounds. 

Barbara A. Larson Humanitarian Award  - will be awarded in 2018
This bi-annual award (presented in the year opposite the Margaret Miles Award, in even year) is given to an individual (preferably a pediatric nurse) who exemplifies the ideals, values, and commitment held by Barbara Larson to serve children by working to improve their health, well-being, and/or living conditions. View previous recipients here. 

Margaret Miles Distinguished Service Award  - will be awarded in 2019.
This bi-annual award (presented in the year opposite the Barbara A. Larson Award, in odd year) is given to an individual in recognition of outstanding leadership, participation, and contributions toward achieving the goals of the Society of Pediatric Nurses. Self-nominations for this award are not accepted.View previous recipients here. 

THE DAISY FOUNDATION

SPN proudly supports the DAISY Foundation, whose programs celebrate nurses and the compassion they provide patients and families, reflecting all that is positive about their work in a way that is especially meaningful to nurses.  We encourage you to visit their website to learn more about the awards they offer for nursesresearchnursing students and faculty.

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