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					                                 THE 2010 EXCELLENCE AWARDS
                                   DEADLINE: October 22, 2010

A primary goal of the Research and Awards Committee is to encourage the membership of the Iota
Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International to contribute to the advancement of nursing through
excellence in the following areas: clinical practice, nursing education, nursing leadership, and research
utilization.

Eligibility for Excellence Award

Nominees for awards must meet the following conditions:

1. be an active member of Iota Omicron Chapter in good standing,

2. not currently hold a position on the Executive of the Iota Omicron Chapter.

Process for Nomination

1. The nomination includes
       a) completed and signed Nomination for Excellence Award form (attached)
       b) three letters of support (one from nominator) using attached form
       c) resume or curriculum vitae of the nominee
       (See Guidelines for Preparation of Nomination for Excellence Awards).

2. Nominations may be submitted electronically to alaw1@uwo.ca by off-campus members of Iota
   Omicron. Please ensure that an electronic signature is attached to the nominations and letters. On-
   campus campus nominators should submit the original and 2 copies of the complete nomination to
   Angela Law.

3. Nominations for Excellence Awards will be evaluated primarily on the evidence in the letters
   of support and not by the resume or curriculum vitae of the nominee.

4. Nominators and recipients will receive notice of the awards prior to the Fall Induction Ceremony.
   Awards will be presented at the Fall Induction Ceremony. Recipients are encouraged to attend the
   ceremony.

5. Deadline for receipt of nomination is October 22, 2010. Send nomination to:

                        Iota Omicron Chapter Research and Awards Committee
                        c/o    Angela Law
                               Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing
                               Faculty of Health Sciences
                               The University of Western Ontario
                               London, Ontario N6A 5C1

Note: The responsibility lies with the nominator to ensure that the application is complete.
                            Incomplete or late nominations will not be reviewed.
                   Guidelines for Preparation of Nomination for Excellence Awards

1. Format:
       a) Type size to be no smaller than 12 characters per inch, single spaced; and
       b) Margins to be no smaller than 1 inch on all sides of the pages.

2. Content
       a) Nomination for Excellence Award form;
       b) Letters of support -- document the nominee's achievements according to the criteria for the
           award using pertinent examples on the form provided.
       c) The nominee's curriculum vitae or resume (see format below).

3. Copies - submit the original plus 2 copies. Copies may be double or two sided.


                     Recommended Outline for Resume or Curriculum Vitae of Nominee
1. Name

2. Education (begin with baccalaureate education and include post doctoral). Use the
   following format:

        Institution and Location      Dates      Degree           Area of Study


3. Professional experience in reverse order (starting with present). Use the following format:

        Title of Position                Name and Address of Employer             Inclusive Dates


4. Honours and awards.

5. Professional Memberships (include positions held and dates).

6. Publications.

7. Papers presented at provincial/state, regional or national meetings.

8. Research (include completed research, research in progress, funding and other research experience).

Please direct any questions to:
                         Angela Law
                         Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing
                         Faculty of Health Sciences
                         The University of Western Ontario
                         London, Ontario N6A 5C1
                         Phone (519) 661-4064, FAX (519) 661-3410
                         email: alaw1@uwo.ca
                        CRITERIA FOR EXCELLENCE AWARDS


Excellence in Clinical Practice
       1. An active/current Iota Omicron Chapter member
       2. Develops creative approaches to nursing practice that contribute to quality client
          care.
       3. Possesses clinical expertise and demonstrates breadth of knowledge in area of clinical
          nursing practice.
       4. Participates in community affairs, legislation or organizations that affect nursing
          practice.
       5. Serves as mentor/preceptor who inspires colleagues’ practice of nursing.
       6. Utilizes current research and theory in practice.


Excellence in Nursing Education (The Alfreda Simons Kartha Award)
       1. An active/current Iota Omicron Chapter member
       2. Demonstrates excellence in teaching
       3. Advances the science of nursing through clarifying, refining and/or expanding the
          knowledge base of nursing.
       4. Promotes a theory/research base for nursing curricula and nursing practice.
       5. Participates in community affairs, legislation, or organizations that affect nursing
          education.
       6. Contributes to the development of nursing education through innovations in teaching-
          learning, research and/or theory development.


Excellence in Nursing Leadership
       1. An active/current Iota Omicron Chapter member
       2. Influences nursing through visionary and innovative approaches to leadership.
       3. Participates in the development of nursing leaders and leadership.
       4. Creates an environment that enhances the image of nursing within the community.
       5. Demonstrates nursing leadership qualities resulting in widespread community,
          provincial or national recognition for unique contributions to nursing education,
          practice, administration and/or research.


Excellence in Research Utilization
       1. An active/current Iota Omicron Chapter member
       2. Communicates nursing research findings pertinent to clinical practice, nursing
          administration, or nursing education.
       3. Promotes the systematic use of research findings in clinical practice, nursing
          administration, or nursing education.
       4. Creates an environment where the use of research in practice is valued and supported/
       5. Advances the professional image of nursing through research utilization.
                       IOTA OMICRON CHAPTER: SIGMA THETA TAU
                         NOMINATION FOR EXCELLENCE AWARD
                                     (Please type)

Nomination category (check one):       _____   Clinical Practice
                                       _____   Nursing Education
                                       _____   Nursing Leadership
                                       _____   Research Utilization


                                             NOMINEE

Name of Nominee: _____________________________________________________________________
Work Address:________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
Work Phone: ( )________________
Email: _____________________________________________________________________________

Home Address: _______________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
Home phone: ( )_____________________

Agreement to allow name to stand for nomination:

I am an active member in good standing of the Iota Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and I agree
to be nominated for this award.


       _____________________________________                                  ___________________
           Signature of Nominee                                                      Date



                                           NOMINATOR

Name of Nominator: ___________________________________________________________________
Work Address: _______________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
Work Phone: ( )__________________

Home Address: _______________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
Home phone: ( )_______________________

Agreement of nominator

As a member of Iota Omicron, I am pleased to submit this nomination and confirm that the nomination
package is complete.


       _____________________________________                                  ___________________
           Signature of Nominator                                                    Date
                CHECKLIST FOR NOMINATION FOR EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Please ensure that all of the following are included in your nomination for an excellence award. Complete
nominations will not be reviewed. In addition, nominations received after October 22, 2010 will not be
reviewed.

____    Completed Nomination for Excellence Award (1 copy only required)
        ____ Signed by nominee
        ____ Signed by nominator

____    1 original copy of the nomination
        ____ 3 letters of support (one from nominator)
        ____ resume or curriculum vitae of the nominee

____    2 copies of the nomination (may be double or two sided)
        ____ 3 letters of support (one from nominator)
        ____ resume curriculum vitae of the nominee

				
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