All nominees must have a current ENA membership in good standing and holds a valid RN CT license with no restrictions
This award honors a nurse who consistently demonstrates leadership behavior /ability in a nursing management role which supports emergency nurses.
Evaluation criteria: Presently serving in a nursing management position. Demonstrates management skills with a strong support for the staff that he/she manages or supports while exhibiting a concern for the advancement of the emergency nursing profession.
This award honors a nurse who has exemplified outstanding nursing practice as demonstrated through clinical skills, care, and compassion. This nurse performs beyond job requirements in delivering quality patient care.
Evaluation criteria: Demonstrates performance beyond job requirement in rendering patient care. Demonstrates participation in nursing programs, committees, or projects contributing to emergency nursing practice.
Professional Development / Education Award
This award honors a nurse who has made significant contributions to the education of colleagues, EMS personnel, other health care disciplines and / or community partners
Evaluation criteria: demonstrates educational expertise in emergency nursing, EMS, other health care disciplines and / or community partners. Serves as a mentor, preceptor, or instructor and as a role model for others. This can include as a lecturer at educational meetings and / or publishes in a nursing journal, textbook, or newsletter.
Nominations should be submitted to the CTENA President, Heather Deming at email@example.com, by September 30. Write a short description of how the nominee meets the criteria listed in the awards above. A majority vote of the CTENA board members will decide the award recipients. These awards are given during the ASCEND symposium each fall.
Karen 0 ‘Neil Professionalism Award
Karen O’Neil was an emergency department nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital. She later worked as the clinical nurse specialist at Norwood Hospital, Mass. Until the time of her death, Karen was a nurse practitioner at Carney Hospital in Massachusetts. Karen was a member of the Government Affairs Committee for national ENA. She chaired the most successful NERS, held on Cape Cod, and was a recipient of the national ENA Professionalism Award. Before her death, she set up a scholarship for advanced practice for emergency nurses. She wanted something lasting in her name and was passionate about advanced practice and government affairs. Karen died in 1997, at 38 years old.The nurse who is the recipient of this award will best exemplify what Karen stood for... A consistent demonstration of: Strength and gentleness, excellence, motivation, endurance in the face of adversity, and the education and advancement of Emergency Nursing.This award is given in tribute and memory of one of Massachusetts’ finest Emergency Nurses, Karen O’Neil. Karen died well before her time, but not before she had accomplished what some people never accomplish in a lifetime. She truly was a beautiful Daisy to all who she met.
Criteria will be based on:
Nominations should be submitted to the CTENA President, Heather Deming at firstname.lastname@example.org, by December 31. Write a short description of how the nominee meets the criteria listed above. A majority vote of the CTENA board members will decide the Connecticut nominee. The final award winner is decided by the New England State Presidents. The award is given during NERS each spring.