Nomination rules

Nominators will discuss the intention to submit a nomination for an award with the nominee prior to submission, and the nominee must agree to being nominated.

Before nominating it is important to check to ensure that the nominee meets the criteria of the category they are being nominated for. Previous Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards recipients are not eligible for nomination for a period of three (3) years following the receipt of their award. Nominees can only be nominated in one excellence award category.

Please note, no references or validations are required for this nomination process. In the event that 2 finalists cannot be split, the finalists will be contacted directly and asked to provide the details of one referee to be contacted so that the Chair and Co-Chair can decide the successful recipient.

There will be only one recipient chosen for each award category. The review panel members reserve the right not to award a category on occasion.

An independent review panel will consider the evidence for all nominations in accordance with the award category criteria.

The Nursing and Midwifery Office will undertake due diligence checks of all finalists including sanctions, conditions, undertakings or restrictions on practice and checks with employers in regard to any finalist being involved in any performance and/or disciplinary remediation.