Nominations for AONL and AONL Foundation awards will open in the Fall of 2021. AONL is currently accepting nominations for the AONL Young Professional Voices (through July 26, 2021) and the AONL Fellow Designation (through September 9, 2021).
AONL and AONL Foundation awards and fellow designation recognize honorees for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the nursing leadership community.
Description of Award: The Prism Award recognizes an organization who is a leader in advancing diversity and inclusion efforts within the nursing profession, health care organization or community. AONL recognizes diversity as the ability to hold multiple perspectives without judgement based on age, spirituality, cognitive/physical ability, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. This perspective supports and advances AONL Guiding Principles for Diversity in Health Care Organizations.
AONL developed the Guiding Principles for Diversity in Health Care Organizations to guide nurse leaders in advocating for resources to implement and support a diversity and inclusion program, encouraging a commitment to education and leading diversity research initiatives based on performance improvement outcomes. Learn about AONL Prism Award eligibility criteria.
AONL’s most prestigious award given to a member recognized by the broader nursing community as a significant leader in the nursing profession and AONL. Learn about AONL Lifetime Achievement Award eligibility criteria.
Recognizes a nurse leader who significantly influenced professional nursing practice and the professional development of others. Learn about the Nurse Leadership and Mentorship Award eligibility criteria and nomination process.
Recognizes an AONL or AONL Foundation program alumnus who exhibits significant potential as a future health care leader and demonstrates exemplary leadership within his or her organization, community and the nursing profession. Learn about the Pamela Austin Thompson Early Careerist Award eligibility criteria and nomination process.
Recognizes an AONL Affiliate that promotes nursing leadership and its influence in the areas of the advancement of nursing practice, patient safety, quality, recruitment and retention, or another priority initiative and can serve as a model. Learn about the AONL Affiliate Achievement Award eligibility criteria.
Honors a nurse researcher, recognized by the broader nursing community as an outstanding nurse researcher, who has made significant contributions to nursing research. Read the AONL Foundation Nurse Researcher Award description.
The FAONL designation recognizes exemplary nurse leaders who have made significant and sustained contributions to the specialty of nursing leadership and to AONL.