Excellence in Nursing

Help New Hampshire Magazine, in partnership with the New Hampshire Nurses Association, honor the unsung heroes of the state’s health care community by nominating nurses in a variety of vital specialties. Nominations are open to all nurses practicing in New Hampshire. 

Nurses are key members of any health care team, but their skills and contributions are often unrecognized. We want to celebrate the very best in nursing – those who go above and beyond to comfort, heal and educate – to bring to light how critical nursing is to achieving comprehensive health care. If you know of such a nurse, then please consider nominating him or her in one of the categories below.

Finalists will be featured in the May 2018 issue of New Hampshire Magazine and honored at a special awards event on May 22, 2018.

Nominations will be accepted starting September 29, 2017 and the deadline for nominations is January 4, 2018.

We are now accepting nominations


Excellence in Nursing categories:

Ambulatory Care Nursing (Outpatient Nurses, Community Health Center Nurses, Dr.’s Office nurses)
Cardiac-Vascular Nursing
Gerontologic Nursing (Nurses who care for the older adult)
Medical-Surgical Nursing
Maternal-Child Health Nursing
Pediatric Nursing
Nurse Leader (Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader)
Public Health Nursing (Community Health Nurses, Visiting Nurses, Parish Nurses, Correctional Nurses and School Nurses)
Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Nurse Educators and Nurse Researchers
Emergency Nursing
Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Entry rules and suggestions:

  • Submission deadline is January 4, 2018.
  • Submit your nomination under the category that you feel is the best fit for your nominee's field of practice, as not all fields are listed.
  • Judges reserve the right, based on the criteria, not to name a winner in a particular category.
  • All criteria sections should be met in an effort to supply the most complete nomination form.
  • Supporting documentation is not required, but highly recommended in order to provide a strong, well-rounded nomination for the judges. Be sure to have these items accessible before starting the online nomination form (if you would like to see a blank form ahead of time, you can download it here).

If you have any questions or need assistance with your nomination, please contact Amanda Andrews at (603) 413-5113.

2018 Awards Ceremony


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Radisson Hotel
Manchester, NH



Sponsorship opportunities are available. For inquiries, please contact Kimberly Lencki at (603) 413-5154.

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