Nominate a Nurse!

Posted 22 days ago by Eileen Rodgers

Nominations are open for ANA-Maine members to nominate colleagues for The Agnes E. Flaherty Leadership Award and The Sister Consuela White Spirit of Nursing Award in both categories listed below. Nominations close August 31, 2019.  Awardees will be honored as our guests at the ANA-MAINE Conference Awards Dinner on September 26, 2019. Please mark your calendar in the event your nominee is chosen. 

A blind review and selection of the nominee is assured by Award Committee Cooperative Exchange with our colleagues in the Northeast Multistate Division.   Winners are notified prior to the Awards event. Each award recipient may ask two guests to attend the awards dinner free of charge.  Do you have questions? Please E-mail the Awards Committee at

There are two categories of practice for each award.  Indicate the category of choice in the online nomination form (found below) and upload your descriptive document for expedient electronic submission.

  • The first category includes administrators, educators, public office holders or nominee, and health care providers in advanced practice role.
  • The second category includes staff nurses in any setting: schools, community. Long term care, acute care, home care etc. Preceptors for students would fall into this category.

The Agnes E. Flaherty Leadership Award:  Defining qualities include the ability to:

Develop a work environment that fosters autonomy and creativity. 

  • Value and empower others. 
  • Affirm the uniqueness of each individual. 
  • Motivate others to work toward a common goal. 
  • Identify common values.  Be committed to the profession and society. 
  • Think long-term and be visionary. 
  • Be politically astute. 
  • Think in terms of change and renewal. 


The Sister Consuela White Spirit of Nursing AwardDefining qualities include the ability to:

  • Listen on a deep level and to truly understand. 
  • Keep an open mind and hear without judgment. 
  • Deal with ambiguity, paradoxes and complex issues. 
  • Believe that honestly sharing critical challenges with all parties and asking for their input is more important than personally providing solutions. 
  • Be clear on goals and good at pointing the direction without giving orders. 
  • Use foresight and intuition. 
  • See things whole and sensing relationships and connections.  

Nominate Here 

Deadline: August 31, 2019

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