LNAs are often at the front line of the health care experience. The LNA of the Year Award offers us all an opportunity to recognize and reward those individuals who have committed themselves to a career as a Licensed Nursing Assistant, offer excellence in patient care, are suburb at communicating with patients, families and staff, and are also a role model for fellow professional caregivers.
Select and nominate a Nursing Assistant from your staff, and use the paper form or the online form, to place your nomination. The nominee must be a licensed nursing assistant (LNA), employed by a member agency, with a current active license. Selection is based on the narrative submitted by the agency, and consideration is also given to supporting documents like testimony from families, clients and co-workers. Some suggestions to consider when selecting your nominee are: most outstanding performance on a continuous basis; most reliable – someone who can always be counted on to be there and give 100 percent; seniority/loyalty; an employee held in high regard by peers as well as management; an employee who has done something extraordinary for a client; an employee who exemplifies high standards held by your agency; or any other criteria you choose. This is your chance to recognize and reward what you most value in your Nursing Assistants.
You already know that LNA’s are hard working, caring individuals who serve patients and their families every day and regard this service as more than just a job. Now you need to tell the world.