Michigan Excellent Award in Emergency Nursing
Over thirty years ago, the Michigan Council of the Emergency Department Nurses Association (EDNA) proposed the development of an award that honored a Michigan emergency department nurse who excelled in emergency care. Marie Hand, an original Treasurer of the Michigan State Council, and the "Gray Ghost" of Detroit General and Detroit Receiving Emergency Departments, offered to provide a monetary award. This award was named in her honor, The Marie Hand Award. As years passed and Marie moved on to Florida and "Up North", the award name changed to the "Michigan Excellence in Emergency Nursing Award".
Nominate your friend, chapter, colleague, or manager to recognize their work in ENA or emergency nursing. Awardees must be a current ENA member and have an unrestricted nursing license. Winners have historically been announced at the opening reception of the Annual Michigan Emergency Nurses Conference. With the cancellation of the conference in 2020, the awards were delivered in person to the award winner in their home department. 2021 award winners will have Michigan State Council Members delivering awards and treats to them in their emergency departments starting during Emergency Nurses Week.
*** Michigan ENA Annual Awards ***
EXCELLENCE in EMERGENCY NURSING AWARD
Criteria for nominees: Must currently practice in the field of emergency care (Examples, Flight nursing, ED staff, Educator, Manager, or Advanced Practice). They are a current member of ENA and a RN. This award honors a member of Michigan Emergency Nurses Association who exhibits passion, knowledge, skill, and professionalism in Emergency Care. This is a great way to recognize some of the many excellent providers of emergency care in Michigan. Send two letters of support.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Michigan Emergency Nurse Lifetime Achievement Award. Criteria for nominees: Must currently practice in the field of emergency care (Examples, Flight nursing, ED staff, Educator, Manager and Advanced Practice) and a seasoned member with significant contributions to ENA. This is a great way to honor those who serve patients and the emergency nursing community in Michigan. Send two letters of support.
We all know someone that has inspired us to become an emergency nurse or that has made us want to be a better emergency nurse. The Inspire Award is to celebrate those that inspire us to be more, to go beyond and serve our patients, our community, and our profession. Send two letters of support.
NURSE MANAGER AWARD
Honors a nurse who has consistently demonstrated excellence in the profession of emergency nursing as a formal leader and has made significant contribution through an emergency leadership role. This is a great way to recognize some of the many excellent leaders of emergency care in Michigan. Send 2 letters of support with at least one of the letters from a person the manager supervises or has led.
NURSE LEADER AWARD
Not every manager is a good leader and not every leader is a manager or director. The nurse leader award recognizes a nurse who has consistently demonstrated excellence in the profession of emergency nursing and has made significant contribution to emergency nursing as a clinical leader. This is a great way to recognize a leader of emergency care in Michigan that does not have a leadership title. Send 2 letters of support.
Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2021. Name and contact information of the nominators must be included.