Annual Excellence Awards

NOMINATIONS CLOSED

2017 Nominations period - February 20 -March 22, 2017

Every year INACSL is proud to honor our simulation colleagues for their dedication to the profession of nursing and the pedagogy of simulation.  As members of INACSL, these impactful contributions can only be recognized if you nominate a deserving individual.  Please take the time to honor a colleague in one of the following INACSL Excellence Award categories:

Category 1  
EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AWARD

Click here to download a check list for 2016 submission requirements. This award is given to an individual (member) or group (members) that has/have completed quality research in the field of nursing simulation. The research needs to have advanced the theory on which our practice is based. The nominee is a person who has helped our specialty gain credibility. This person should have demonstrated excellence by publishing/presenting their work.

Category 2
EXCELLENCE IN ACADEMIA AWARD

Click here to download a check list for 2016 submission requirements. This award is given to a member who demonstrates a sustained record of teaching excellence in Simulation Teaching and Learning in Academic Settings.  The successful nominee demonstrates flexibility, creativity, enthusiasm for, and innovation in, the delivery and dissemination of simulation-based education where educational endeavors are validated by evidence of positive outcomes for students and/or faculty.  Moreover, the nominee consistently employs INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation (2013) in teaching and learning and is held in high regard with students and colleagues.

Category 3
EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARD

Click here to download a check list for 2016 submission requirements. This award is given to a person (member) or company (members) who has given their time, talent or resources to better the organization. The nominee has demonstrated exceptional service to the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning by fostering the organizations goals.

Category 4
"SPIRIT OF SIMULATION" LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD

Click here to download a check list for 2016 submission requirements. This award is given to a visionary and inspiring nurse leader (member) in the INACSL simulation practice community who exemplifies the characteristics of a transformational leader.  This individual is one who has a proven track record to inspire, create and lead a vision for simulation in nursing in local, regional, national, or international environments. As well as participate in the development of nurse leaders and encouraging new leadership in simulation.

Category 5
"FRONTLINE SIMULATION CHAMPION" EXCELLENCE AWARD

Click here to download a check list for 2016 submission requirements. This award acknowledges a hard working individual (member) and/or team (members) that demonstrates exemplary dedication in the day-to-day implementation of simulation, going beyond the ordinary to demonstrate extraordinary dedication to excellence in the delivery of simulation-based learning in academic, healthcare institution, or community settings. 

This person or team embodies the mission, vision, and values of INACSL and contributes to the implementation of that vision in the day-to-day delivery of simulation programs.  The frontline champion(s) is recognized for excellence in implementation where hard work, innovation, high standards, and dedication result in substantive outcomes in the realization and optimization of simulated clinical events (SCE). 

Category 6
"BEST PRACTICE INNOVATOR" EXCELLENCE AWARD

Click here to download a check list for 2016 submission requirements. This award honors a member of INACSL that goes above and beyond the ordinary, to demonstrate extraordinary commitment and the use of innovative approaches to the expansion, promotion, dissemination, and/or utilization of the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM. The individual demonstrates outstanding accomplishments in one or several of the following areas. Demonstrates leadership and advocacy for the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM. Advances the continued evolution and/or interpretation of the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM. Expands understanding of best practice standards in simulation to increase the quality and quantity of best practices in simulation in nursing. Engages in intentional and explicit utilization of best practice standards in simulation to advance nursing practice (e.g. Quality Care Improvement, Person/Family Centered Care/ Patient Safety, Interprofessional Education, etc.).

Award Recognition:
The selected nominee receives public recognition at our annual conference, an award-specific plaque emblazoned with the INACSL logo, their name and contribution permanently recorded in the annals of the INACSL Website Hall of Honor, as well as, being recognized in the Clinical Simulation in Nursing journal after the annual meeting and ceremony.

See our current and past Hall of Honor Award Recipients here.