Awards Honor Nurses Involved in Health Care
(Reston, VA) Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for its two annual Nursing Awards: The Charlotte Brody Award and the Hollie Shaner-McRae Nursing Student Essay Contest. Sponsored by Health Care Without Harm in conjunction with The Luminary Project, the awards honor nurses who play a role in helping develop sustainable environments through activities in professional associations, their communities, and places of work.
The prestigious Charlotte Brody Award, named for one of the founders of Health Care Without Harm, honors the leadership, commitment, and vision of nurses who are creating a healthier world and inspiring others to do the same. It seeks to recognize Nurse Luminaries (nurses who are engaged in sustainability work and who share their stores on The Luminary Project website) who go beyond everyday nursing endeavors to proactively promote and protect environmental health. Potential awardees may be nominated by a colleague or member of the public, or may be self-nominated. The award requires completion of a nomination form and two letters of recommendation, one of which must be written by a nurse.
In the Hollie Shaner-McRae Nursing Student essay contest, entrants are asked to discuss specific activities that a nurse or nursing student could potentially do or is currently involved in doing to facilitate changes that benefit human health through improving the environment. For example, the essay could discuss how nurses can work to promote their healthcare facilityís involvement in environmental initiatives that address sustainable options in food procurement, waste management, or energy usage, to name a few. The Student Essay award recognizes the environmental work of Hollie Shaner-McRae, DNP, RN, FAAN, Supervisor of Clinical Documentation Integrity Services at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT. It is open to all undergraduate nursing students presently enrolled and in good standing in a beginning nursing program in the United States and Canada.
All awards will be judged by The Guiding Lights, the steering committee of The Luminary Project. Winners will be announced in April 2014. Winners will be honored at CleanMed 2014, the nationís premier conference focused on sustainability in the health care sector.
Deadline for both awards is March 31, 2014. To apply and to see all award details and application forms, visit The Luminary
Project awards section.