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It's Time for ASTNA Award Nominations! Submit Your Nominations Easily Online!

Friday, June 7, 2019   (0 Comments)
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It is time for nominations to be submitted for the Katz-Mason Award for Transport Nursing Excellence, John Jordan Award for Excellence in Transport Medicine Journalism and our new Lynn Stevens Excellence in Safety Award.

Do you know someone (including yourself) who is making a difference in the field of transport nursing?

History

In 1986, the National Flight Nurses Association* (NFNA) Board of Directors sought some means to recognize exceptional leaders in the profession of flight nursing.  Determining that leadership skills and journalistic communication were two important factors in advancing the profession, awards were developed to acknowledge outstanding capabilities in these areas.

The Katz-Mason Award and Jordan Award were first presented, to the persons they were named after, at the 1986 NFNA Conference held in Washington, D.C.  Marcia Katz and Jean Mason were the two persons most instrumental in the organization of NFNA and provided exceptional leadership for the association during its earliest years.

John Jordan developed Flight Nurses News the first newsletter-type communication of NFNA. 

Flight Nurses News evolved into the Journal of Aeromedical Healthcare, which later became the AeroMedical Journal.

Katz-Mason Award for Transport Nursing Excellence

This award is presented for exceptional leadership to an individual who has had a positive impact on flight transport nursing on a global scale.  The recipient must be a registered nurse and an active member of ASTNA.

The annual recipient will receive the award and AMTC registration, economy airfare, and one night’s hotel lodging will be provided as the award prize. To view a list of past winners please go to www.astna.orgunder the “About ASTNA” tab.

John Jordan Award for Excellence in Transport Medicine Journalism

This award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to transport medical journalism.  The recipient may be an active, inactive or affiliate member of ASTNA.

The annual recipient will receive the award and AMTC registration, economy airfare, and one night’s hotel lodging will be provided as the award prize. To view a list of past winners please go to www.astna.orgunder the “About ASTNA” tab.

Lynn Stevens Excellence in Safety Award

This award is presented for excellence in safety to an individual who has made significant contributions to safety initiatives that have impacted the safety and culture of a specific program or the transport community as a whole.

Eligibility:  Anyone directly involved in the critical care transport community who has made a contribution which enhances the safety culture of a program or the transport community as a whole.

Criteria:

  • Individual initiative promotes safety and improved the culture for a transport program or the transport community.
  • Individual steps above and beyond industry norms distinguishing themselves by implementation of an innovation, policy or practice centered on safety excellence.

The annual recipient will receive the award and $500.  Award sponsored by Jill Johnson, Julia Springs, Ami Bess, and Bari Conte.

Nominations

Please complete the appropriate nominations form at the links below:

Katz-Mason

John Jordan

Lynn Stevens

Nominations should be submitted no later than July 15th.

All award winners will be presented with their awards at the ASTNA Annual Meeting, November 5, 2019 at AMTC in Atlanta, GA.

 


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Contact

Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association
13918 E. Mississippi Avenue, Suite 215
Aurora, CO 80012
Ph: 303-344-0457
Fax: 800-937-9890
Email: astna@astna.org