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This award will recognise a registered nurse or midwife who has demonstrated exceptional leadership that has significantly influenced health care, health policy and/or patient safety and quality outcomes. This nurse/midwife leader will have made a substantial contribution and demonstrated outstanding commitment to their profession and/or the health industry through their achievements and innovation.
There will be two awards presented for leadership in a specific locale. These awards will be presented to registered nurses/midwives who have demonstrated leadership activities beyond that expected of their position. Their leadership activities will have clearly benefited the profession, patients, clients and/or health services to achieve:
A further award may be presented should a registered eligible nurse/midwife emerge who demonstrates exceptional potential for leadership of the profession in research, practice or policy.
In addition to the prize money, all award recipients will receive ongoing benefits intended to foster their personal leadership. It is expected that enhanced profiling through speaking engagements, lecturing and mentoring networks will promote excellence in leadership in nursing/midwifery generally.
Award winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner on Thursday 1 November at the Olympic Room , Melbourne Cricket Ground.