Innovation Award 

The purpose of this award is to recognize excellence in writing and evidence of the expansion and/or dissemination of knowledge in the field of nursing continuing education and professional development related to:

  • Creativity and innovation in the design and delivery of professional development activities
  • Innovative educational strategies based on evidence-based nursing education
  • Evaluation methodologies used to assess effectiveness of the education
  • Documentation of changes in practice that have occurred as a result of an educational experience
  • Contribution to the development of new knowledge or best practices in nursing professional development.

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Winners of the JCEN Innovation Award:

2012 - Measuring Competence: Collaboration for Safety by Pamela K. Randolph, BSN, MS, Janine E. Hinton, PhD, Debra Hagler, PhD, Mary Z. Mays, PhD, Beatrice Kastenbaum, MSN, Ruth Brooks, MS, Nick DeFalco, MSN, Kathy Miller, MSN, and Dan Weberg, BSN, MHI

2011Showcasing Differences Between Quality Improvement, Evidence-Based Practice, and Research by Maria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE; Sheila L. Hauck, MSN, RN, OCN, NEA-BC; Jennifer L. Embree, RN, NE-BC, CCNS; Tracy J. Kinner, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, NP-C; Gina L. Schaar, MSN, RN; Lori A. Phillips, MSN, RN, NP-C; Shelley R. Ashby, MSN, RN, CNS, APN; Constance F. Swenty, MSN, RN; and Isabella A. McCool, MSN, RN, NE-BC; published in February 2011