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Claudia J. Beverly Innovation Award

The National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) announces a call for nominations for the 2019 NHCGNE Innovation Award. The purpose of the award is to highlight the innovative ways in which NHCGNE members are advancing the care of older adults and to celebrate the impact of these leaders in advancing nursing care for older adults.

The NHCGNE Innovation Award is designed to recognize and celebrate innovative programs and projects that highlight excellence in Gerontological Nursing. The Award will be granted to a member or team of NHCGNE members to showcase innovations designed and implemented that positively impact the nursing care of older adults. Nominations for the NHCGNE Innovation Award are submitted by self-nomination.

  • NHCGNE member
  • Gerontological nurse
  • Recognizes work completed within the previous 3-year-period related to innovation in science, research, education or practice
Criteria for consideration:
The innovation demonstrates:
  • compelling creativity;
  • a new, unique idea or a variation in an existing concept;
  • a significant impact on the quality of nursing care of older adults;
  • an improvement in healthcare delivery quality, efficiency, or cost effectiveness;
  • collaboration, teamwork, and cooperation between disciplines, institutions, or organizations.
Process of application, selection, and delivery:
  • Self-nominations should be submitted to the NHCGNE with a one-page application form and a two-page narrative addressing each of the five criteria for consideration.
  • A completed nomination package, in pdf format, should be sent to  iThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than September 25, 2020.
  • A panel of representatives from the NHCGNE will review the application package of all nominations.
  • A conference call will be scheduled between all reviewers for discussion and final designation of awardee.
  • A $250 cash award will be presented to the awardee immediately following the NHCGNE  Virtual Leadership Conference.
  • 2021
    To be Announced
  • 2020
    Staja Booker, PhD RN
    University of Florida
  • 2019
    Ann-Rae Montano, PhD, RN-BC
    University of Connecticut
  • 2018
    Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi,  PhD, RN
    University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing
  • 2017
    Cathy A. Maxwell, PhD, BSN, MSN
    Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • 2016
    Sylvia Ting
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Nursing
  • 2015
    Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff, PhD, RN
    University of Delaware School of Nursing

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Nominations for the 2020 NHCGNE Claudia J. Beverly Innovation Award are now being accepted.

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Student Travel Awards

The purpose of these awards is to support NHCGNE Leadership Conference travel for outstanding, early career predoctoral and doctoral students who are engaged in promoting gerontological nursing excellence. Students will be selected through a competitive process to receive one of three $250 travel awards.

  • Doctoral student enrolled in an NHCGNE member school
  • Currently in the first, second or third year of doctoral studies (PhD or DNP).
  • Potential to promote gerontological nursing excellence in future research or clinical activities.
Criteria for consideration
Application demonstrates:
  • Compelling interest in attending the 2019 Leadership Conference
  • Progress in academic career
  • Has additional funding to support travel to the Leadership Conference
Process of application, selection, and delivery
Self-nominations will be submitted to the NHCGNE with the following attachments:
  • Personal statement from student describing research interests, career ambitions, and how attendance at the conference will enhance career development (500 words or less).
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Letter of support from advisor/supervisor from school. This letter should indicate how the student will be supported for remaining travel expenses to the Leadership Conference.
A completed nomination package in pdf format should be sent to Terri Cochran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • A panel of representatives from the NHCGNE will review the application package of all nominations.
  • A conference call will be scheduled between all reviewers for discussion and final designation of awardees.
  • Awardees will be notified no later than September 28th.
  • Recipients will be acknowledged during the NHCGNE Annual Breakfast Business Meeting at the Annual Leadership Conference on the morning of November 12, 2019. The applicant must commit to attending the Lecture.

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Nominations for the 2019 NHCGNE Student Travel Awards are being accepted!