Awards

Professional Development

ANPD Awards

Each year at the ANPD Aspire Convention, ANPD presents eight prestigious awards recognizing members who have demonstrated excellence in nursing professional development. Share your proudest accomplishments and receive recognition for your hard work by nominating yourself, or nominate a fellow ANPD member.


Let's Celebrate Your Accomplishments!

Applications for the 2023 ANPD Awards are open October 1 - 31, 2022. View summaries of the evaluation criteria for each award.


Belinda E. Puetz AwardBelinda Peutz headshot

This award encompasses excellence in NPD. This excellence is shown through the recipient’s creativity, productivity, exemplary leadership qualities, and efficiency. This award is named in memory of dedicated NNSDO/ANPD volunteer Belinda E. Puetz.

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Change Agent Award

The NPD practitioner actively works to transform processes through inspiration, initiation, adoption, and sustainment to change using project management and improvement processes at one of the following levels: patient care unit, education department, and organization.

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Mentor Award

The NPD practitioner advances the profession by contributing to the professional development of others and supporting lifelong learning as individuals develop across practice, professional and educational settings.

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Leader Award

The NPD practitioner influences the interprofessional practice and learning environments, the NPD specialty, the profession of nursing, and healthcare.

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Learning Facilitator Award

The NPD practitioner uses the educational design process to bridge the knowledge, skills, and/or practice gaps identified through a needs assessment.

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Champion for Scientific Inquiry Award

The NPD practitioner promotes the generation and dissemination of new knowledge and evidence to advance NPD practice, guide clinical practice, and improve patient care.

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Advocate for NPD Specialty Award

The NPD practitioner actively supports, promotes, and demonstrates nursing professional development as a nursing practice specialty.

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Partner for Practice Transitions Award

The NPD practitioner actively supports, promotes, and demonstrates nursing professional development as a nursing practice specialty.

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