Debbie Robichaud Stephen AORN Awards Committee Staff Liaison Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Awards Committee Members Chair: • Connie Garrett, MSN, RN, CNL, CNOR Members: • • • • • 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 continued Mentor: • James Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR Board Liaison: • Holly Ervine, BSN, RN, CNOR Staff Liaison/Support: • 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 • • • Number of applications declined • • • Number of awards decreased with some awards combined • • • 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 • Revise individual awards timeline so that candidates have more time to work on their submissions • • 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 • • • • • Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing • • • 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 • Small (0-50 members) • Medium (51-150 members) • Intermediate (151-300 members) • Large(301+ members) • Awarded in each category (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Chapter of the Year) • Awarded at the 2015 Surgical Conference & Expo • Judged by the Membership Committee Important Points… Online Application: • • • • • • 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 • • Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing - Friday 29 AUG 14 All other individual awards – Monday 24 NOV 14 (deadline extended 7 weeks) • • • • • • • 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 • Debbie Robichaud Stephen is AORN Headquarters point of contact for award submissions • • • Start your application early • Consider volunteering with this committee • 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?