Administrative Excellence Award

The excellence in Administrative Ambulatory Nursing Practice award will be presented in recognition of a member's unique ability to lead others toward the successful completion of their organization's/work place's mission and goals.

One recipient will be awarded $500 which will be presented at the annual conference. The award is sponsored by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., Nursing Economic$ Foundation.


The candidate must be:

  • A registered nurse currently providing administrative leadership in an ambulatory care setting. 
  • Recognized as a positive role model in ambulatory nursing as characterized but not limited to:
    • Mentoring peers and colleagues and willingness to share expertise.
    • Promoting interprofessional collegial working relationships.
    • Effectively demonstrates management of rapidly changing situations, and/or clinical nursing practice.
    • Demonstrating improvement of patient care outcomes with effective implementation into practice.
    • Being recognized as a nursing expert by nursing colleagues.
    • Promoting and encouraging active participation in professional organization.


The candidate must:

  • Be a member of AAACN (for at least 2 years at time of application) in good standing.
  • Not be a current member of the Nominating Committee or the Board of Directors.
  • Have at least 3 years' experience in ambulatory care nursing and be currently practicing in an ambulatory care setting.


  • The candidate may be nominated by a colleague or supervisor.
  • Self-applications are encouraged.
  • Nomination submission must include:
    • Two letters of recommendation from nursing colleagues addressing the identified criteria (prefer one AAACN colleague).
    • Candidate's resume/curriculum vitae, if available. If not, describe the candidate's experience.
    • Completed nomination form.
  • Nominations must be received in the National Office by November 15 annually.

Nominations will be reviewed using an objective point system. Individuals who nominate a candidate will be notified prior to the Annual Conference if their nominee has been selected (or not selected) to receive award.

Apply for this award online now.