TNP selects a health related program for the TNP Program Award that has demonstrated a substantial impact to individuals, communities, state or national arenas of health care. Nominations for this award should be posted on the website and in TNP News by March 15. This award does not have to be presented every year, but when it is – it will be presented at the Annual Conference. The award will be presented to the nurse practitioner(s) originating the program(s).
- Integrates current clinical evidence with clinical expertise to guide practice,
- Program(s) may demonstrate any of the following: benchmarking projects, research utilization projects, case-management projects or clinical practice guideline projects.
- Role model for other programs for nurse practitioners and the nursing profession in general.
- Has made a significant contribution to the improvement of health care for individuals, families and/or communities at a local, state or national level.
- Utilizes current research in practice.
- Complete the nomination form including a brief overview of the project including target audience, purpose, and outcomes and/or results obtained.
- It is preferable that all nominations be typed.
- In addition to nominations from colleagues, clients, administrators or co-workers, nurse practitioners are encouraged to nominate their own programs.
- Nominations must be postmarked by July 15 of the year in which the award will be made and returned to: Texas Nurse Practitioners, 4425 S Mopac Expressway, Building 3, Suite 405, Austin, TX 78735
A review of the nominees will be done by the Nominations and Awards Committee consisting of at least 3 people and presented to the Executive Committee in July for final approval. All nominees should be notified by August 1. The TNP Program of the year will be presented with a plaque at the Annual Conference.