INCA Cardiovascular Nurse Excellence Awards 2024
INCA are delighted to announce an annual excellence award for outstanding contribution in cardiovascular nursing following a very successful awards ceremony in 2023. As an organisation we set out to acknowledge the tenacity, commitment, innovation and passion for cardiovascular nursing in Ireland. We were rewarded with numerous applications from exceptional applicants. We were humbled by the number of award recipients that simply stated “I was just doing my job”. Notwithstanding, they clearly inspired their colleagues to put into words the everyday activity that indicated their exceptional behaviour. These words were anonymised and sent to an international judge to do the impossible….to choose a worthy winner from so many noteworthy applications.
For INCA it became tremendously important to give individuals, teams and institutions an opportunity to seek out excellence and acknowledge nominees valuable contribution locally. The awards ceremony became a means to acknowledge this excellence nationally, an opportunity to salute those who work to the full extent or their education and experience and do so compassionately, creatively and with commitment. We admire those who can effortlessly manage messy complexity in an ever changing healthcare landscape, those who act as role models, those who champion the disenfranchised, the pioneers that develop new paradigms of care. We are looking for inspirational nurses that nudge us to “do better”, those who are exceptional educators, generous with their insights and experiences and inspire a passion for evidence-based practice. In essence, we are seeking the nurses we aspire to being, exemplars of good cardiovascular nursing that have exceeded the infinite respect of colleagues and patients alike.
Thank you to all who sent in nominations for the 2024 awards. The standard was very high and after a blinded and externally judged process 8 wonderful cardiovascular nurses are on the shortlist
View the 8 nominees through the link below: