Nominate a nurse for the AJC Celebrating Nurses Awards

Nurses have always been on the front lines, but never more so than the past two years

Nominations are now open for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Nurse Excellence Awards.The awards honor registered nurses and one nurse leader who make a significant difference in the lives of their patients and others.Although the awards ceremony was virtual during the height of the pandemic, it returned to an in-person event in 2022.Next year's event will be in May, during National Nurses Week.The deadline for nominations is Dec. 31

Nurses and other health care workers have been on the front lines throughout the coronavirus pandemic, often risking their own lives to care for others. Even as the pandemic has gotten more under control, nurses continue to be the heroes of the year, and now it’s time to ensure they get the recognition they deserve.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Celebrating Nurses Awards will honor registered nurses and nurse leaders who make a significant difference in the lives of their patients and patients’ families through compassionate and selfless service.

Do you know a Georgia registered nurse who is a champion of the nursing profession and who leads by example? Then you’ll want to nominate them for the 2022 awards. The ceremony will be held in May 2022, during National Nurses Week.

All registered nurses and nurse leaders (BSN, director level and above) are eligible and can be nominated by colleagues, patients, families and all members of the public. You’ll find the nomination form at The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2021.

More than 1,000 nurses were nominated for last year’s awards. Some were nurses who held the hands of dying patients who could not be with their loved ones because of no-visitor policies. Many had switched gears from treating relatively routine illnesses to dealing with the sickest of the sick.

For more information on the awards, please visit our Celebrating Nurses page at Click here for official rules.

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