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ACN 2018

Louisiana State Nurses’ Association District IV Presents

Acadiana Celebrates Nursing XIX

Deadline for nominations:  Midnight  February 16, 2018


                                           There are over 10,000 Registered Nurses (RNs) in Acadiana, and we want to recognize those nurses that have made a difference in your life or the lives of others.

Annually we  honor 25 outstanding RNs whose courage, endurance, and compassion have  made a difference for you, your community or  your organization.

*            These nurses  exemplify concern for humanity and dedication to the nursing profession  through:  direct patient care;  educating future nurses;  managing patient care services;   mentoring  other nurses; caring for communities.

Honorees will be celebrated at our annual event, May 12, 2018 at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette, coinciding with National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2018

The selection criteria are:

  • Current LA Registered Nurse licensure; 
  •  Practicing for a minimum of 3 years;
  • Significant contribution to the nursing profession through:  direct patient care;  educating future nurses;  managing patient care services;   mentoring  other nurses; community involvement.
  • Must live, work, or have worked prior to retirement in one of the 7 parishes in District IV: Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion.

Please describe your nominee using the criteria above as well as the Tips for Success below  in a narrative format beginning with:

“I wish to nominate this RN because . . . “

*   The description should explain in detail the reason this special nurse deserves to be honored.

*   Do not include resumes

*   Try not use nominee’s name or workplace in the narrative

*   Speak from the heart giving thoughtful consideration as to why you have chosen this RN

*   Describe your nominee using specific examples from the bulleted criteria listed above

*   Clearly state why your nominee should be selected as one of the 25 Acadiana Celebrates Nursing honorees.

*   Help the reviewers “visualize” the qualities of that special RN you’re nominating

Do not limit information to educational preparation 

Note:   Members of the Selection Committee and prior recipients are NOT eligible to be nominated.

 Complete the form below. Using the "submit" button will email it  to:  ACN2018@districtivnurses.com

Deadline for nominations:  Midnight  February 16, 2018

      For more information, please contact:

Carllene MacMillan (337) 501-5737 

Patricia La Brosse (337) 344‐4987


ACN 2018 Nomination Form

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