New to Practice Nurse/Midwife of the Year Award

This award aims to recognise nursing/midwifery graduates who have shown exceptional potential during their first year of practice. This registered nurse/registered midwife demonstrates passion and commitment to the provision of quality, safe and compassionate care to patients/women and to their own learning opportunities.  

Aboriginal Nurse/Midwife of the Year Award (Enrolled Nurse, Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife) 

This award recognises an outstanding Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander nurse or midwife who demonstrates exceptional commitment to the provision of quality, safe, compassionate and culturally appropriate health care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and/or communities. This nurse/midwife is committed to improving care and advocating for better delivery of healthcare services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and/or communities.

Team of the Year Award (Nursing and/or Midwifery Team) 

This is awarded to a nursing/midwifery team which provides service/program/initiatives that benefit the patients/women/consumers or community and enhances patient and staff experience. The team excels in effective collaboration both with each other and with others outside their team, and collectively supports the CORE values and initiatives of NSW Health. 

Judith Meppem Leadership Award 

This award highlights outstanding nursing/midwifery leaders (clinical leaders, service directors or managers) who continually exhibit excellence in leadership, focusing on values of teamwork, innovation, service, quality, compassion and integrity. 

Nurse of the Year Award (Assistant in Nursing/Enrolled Nurse/Registered Nurse) 

This award recognises an AIN/EN/RN who has made an outstanding contribution in providing and coordinating safe, quality and compassionate patient care and consistently displaying the values of commitment, compassion, resilience, professionalism and collaboration. This nurse shows commitment to and passion for the nursing profession, going the "extra mile" demonstrating a "can do" positive attitude.

Midwife of the Year Award

This award recognises a midwife who has made an outstanding contribution in providing and coordinating safe, quality and compassionate woman centred care and consistently displaying the values of commitment, compassion, resilience, professionalism and collaboration. This award recognises commitment to and passion for the midwifery profession, going the "extra mile" demonstrating a "can do" positive attitude. 

Healing Heart Award - Consumer Nominated

This is a consumer-nominated award to recognise a nurse/midwife who consistently provides extraordinary, safe, quality and compassionate care. This nurse or midwife will demonstrate an uncompromising commitment to elevating the patient experience by building connection with patients/women and their families through trust, kindness and empowerment.

Healing Heart Award - Colleague Nominated

This is a colleague-nominated award that acknowledges an outstanding nurse/midwife that is an inspiration and role model to others for their compassion, commitment to workplace culture, improving the patient/woman's experience and providing safe, quality care.

Current as at: Monday 31 May 2021
Contact page owner: Nursing and Midwifery