2019 Colorado Nurses Association Call for Award Nominations

June 24, 2019 

The Colorado Nurses Association (CNA) Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the 2019 CNA Awards to be presented at the 2019 CNA Membership Assembly Reception, Friday, September 20, 2019.  

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

Margie Ball Cook Award for a CNA member who has advanced equal opportunities in nursing for members of minority groups.

Sara Jarrett Award for a CNA member who has contributed to nursing practice and health policy through political and legislative activity.

CNA Leadership Award for a CNA member who has served as a leader in CNA through service on the Board of Directors or on a committee or task force.

CNA Emerging Leader Award for a CNA member who has been a nurse for no more than ten years and who is emerging as a leader in CNA or a DNA.

Carol O’Meara Award for a CNA member who has made sustained contributions to CNA.

Nominations will also be accepted for the CNA Hall of Fame.The CNA Hall of Fame recognition was established in 2004 to honor CNA Members whose dedication and achievements have significantly affected the Colorado nursing profession.  Nominees for the CNA Hall of Fame may be living or deceased.  Criteria for the Hall of Fame are:

  1. The nominee must have demonstrated leadership that affected the health and/or social history of Colorado through sustained, lifelong contributions in or to nursing practice, education, administration, research, economics or literature.
  2. The achievements of the nominee must have enduring value to nursing beyond the nominee’s lifetime.
  3. The nominee must have been prepared in a formal nursing program.
  4. The nominee must have worked in or represented Colorado.
  5. The nominee must be or have been a CNA member.
  • To nominate an individual for any of these awards, send a statement to the CNA Awards Committee, which describes why your nominee should receive the award.  Include the name of your nominee as well as your name and contact information.To nominate an individual for any of these awards, send a statement to the CNA Awards Committee, which describes why your nominee should receive the award.  Include the name of your nominee as well as your name and contact information.

Please limit your statement to two double-spaced pages. 

Please email your statements of nomination to [email protected]

Deadline for receipt of nominations is August 31, 2019.

The Awards Committee may seek additional information regarding all nominations.

In addition to State level awards, each DNA/SIG is invited to designate a DNA/SIG Nurse of the Year. The DNA/SIG determines selection of the DNA/SIG Nurse of the year.  Nurses of the Year will be honored at the Awards Presentation at the CNA Membership Assembly Reception, Friday, September 20, 2019.

DNAs/SIGs  should submit the name of their  Nurse of the Year, along with a statement about why the nurse was selected, to the Awards Committee by August 31, 2019. 

Please email information about all nominees [email protected]

Contact: Carol O’Meara, Awards Committee Chair at 303-779-4963 or [email protected] any questions.