2014 Volunteer Leadership Academy Awards Presentation

Report
Debbie Robichaud Stephen
AORN Awards Committee Staff Liaison
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Awards Committee Members
Chair:
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Connie Garrett, MSN, RN, CNL, CNOR
Members:
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Maria Arcilla, BSN, RN, CNOR
Laura Hart, RN, CNOR
Cheryl Langford, MSN, RN, CNOR
Darlene Murdock, BSN, BA, RN, CNOR
Vivian Pierce, BSN, RN, CNOR
Awards Committee Members
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Mentor:
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James Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR
Board Liaison:
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Holly Ervine, BSN, RN, CNOR
Staff Liaison/Support:
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Debbie Robichaud Stephen
Purpose
Promote the recognition of individual members and member groups
(i.e.chapters, specialty assemblies and state councils) who have demonstrated
excellence in service to perioperative nursing.
Charges (tasks) for 2014
1. Continue to refine and evaluate the online application process and scoring
mechanism and provide recommendation for change
2. Continue to utilize subject matter experts to judge awards
3. Select awards recipients for the individual categories (*Excellence Award)
4. Explore new ways of increasing the number of applicants in each of the
different award categories
Timeline/Background
2011
2012
2013
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Number of applications declined
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Number of awards decreased with some awards combined
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All individual awards (application process and scoring rubric) reviewed
Not all awards received suitable applications
Concerns raised by members
Revisions made to individual award applications and scoring guidelines
Instituted scoring rubrics
Scoring rubrics standardized
Chapter awards scoring revised - Scoring rubrics introduced
Timeline/Background
2014
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Revise individual awards timeline so that candidates have more time to
work on their submissions
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Minor refinement to the Individual Scoring rubrics to be made
Chapter Excellence awards - Scoring rubrics to be refined based on
2013 feedback
Goals
• Simplify application process
• Increase transparency
• Standardize scoring
- Give scorers the needed tools
• Increase participation (# of award applications)
• Continue/strengthen the diversity of judges
Individual Award Categories
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Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing
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Perioperative Research or Evidence Based Practice
Perioperative Education, Clinical or Academic
Mentorship
Promising Professional
Perioperative Volunteerism ( Includes: Chapter Leadership,
Specialty Assembly Leadership, State Council Leadership, and
Public Advocacy)
Perioperative Clinical Nursing Practice
Perioperative Nursing Management
Chapter Awards
Chapter Size Categories
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Small (0-50 members)
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Medium (51-150 members)
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Intermediate (151-300 members)
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Large(301+ members)
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Awarded in each category
(Gold, Silver, Bronze,
Chapter of the Year)
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Awarded at the 2015
Surgical Conference &
Expo
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Judged by the Membership
Committee
Important Points…
Online Application:
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Nominee must be an AORN member
Review award criteria
Must complete all requirements for the award
Proofread for clarity
Grammatical errors, spelling errors will decrease score
Word counts will be verified
Deadlines
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Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing - Friday 29 AUG 14
All other individual awards – Monday 24 NOV 14 (deadline extended
7 weeks)
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Perioperative Education, Clinical or Academic
Mentorship
Promising Professional
Perioperative Volunteerism ( Includes: Chapter Leadership, Specialty Assembly
Leadership, State Council Leadership, and Public Advocacy)
Perioperative Research or Evidence Based Practice
Perioperative Clinical Nursing Practice
Perioperative Nursing Management
Chapter Awards – Friday 19 DEC 14 (deadline extended 6 weeks)
Key Points
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Debbie Robichaud Stephen is AORN Headquarters point
of contact for award submissions
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Start your application early
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Consider volunteering with this committee
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Webinar in July 2014 – Applying for Awards
Allow time for another set of eyes on the application
The Awards Committee welcomes suggestions for
improvements and enhancements
QUESTIONS?

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