Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS

CRITERIA: A nurse who exemplifies outstanding service in emergency medical services; knowledge and performance of EMS nursing skills; and high standards of cooperation and leadership with other EMS personnel and agencies. Highest consideration is given to performing a nursing role in a hospital or clinical setting such as precepting or quality assurance programs. Nurses who have demonstrated excellence as a prehospital provider or instructor should be nominated for those categories.

ELIGIBILITY: Any Virginia licensed nurse serving in an active position.

You will need the following to submit your nomination:

  • Nomineeā€™s full name
  • Nomineeā€™s Current address
  • Nomineeā€™s best contact phone number
  • Nomineeā€™s email address that they check regularly
  • Agency or Hospital affiliation and position
  • Supporting documentation (Please note: Only three attachments in total will be accepted)
    • The nomineeā€™s Resume or CV
    • One letter of support written by someone other than the nominator
    • Newspaper/periodical articles or other materials
  • A high-quality photo of the nominee must be included.
    • Try to send a color photo (with good lighting) with just the nominee in it.
    • If it is an agency or organization, the photo can be a group shot of agency members, a picture of agency headquarters, or a logo.

You will need to answer the following about the nominee:

  1. Why does this nurse exemplify outstanding service in emergency medical services?
  2. Describe this nomineeā€™s knowledge and performance of EMS nursing skills.
  3. How does this nominee practice high standards of cooperation and leadership with other EMS personnel and agencies?
  4. Does this nominee perform a nursing role in a hospital or clinical setting, such as precepting or quality assurance programs?
  5. Does this nominee demonstrate excellence as a prehospital provider or instructor? If so, then would this nominee be better suited for one of those categories?
  6. Does this nurse sit on any local, regional or state committees?

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