BBraun Sharing Expertise Award


BBraun Sharing Expertise Award

The BBraun Sharing Expertise Award is a peer-nominated award and will be presented to an individual who exhibits stellar leadership and mentoring abilities in critical care.  

The nominee for this award is an individual who supports, encourages, and teaches colleagues. The nominee must demonstrate a strong commitment to the practice of critical care nursing and the nursing profession.  These qualities may be demonstrated by continuous learning, professional involvement, and a commitment to guiding novice nurses in critical care.   It is not necessary for the candidate to be in a formal leadership or education role to qualify for this award.  

The award funds may be used to attend educational programs or conferences related to critical care. 

Award Funds Available        $ 1,000.00 

Deadline for Submission        June 1 

Send applications to CACCN National Office at or fax to 519-649-1458 or 
Mail to:   CACCN, P. O. Box # 25322, London, ON, N6C 6B1

Mailed applications must be postmarked on or before June 1

Download Criteria

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The nominee must be an active CACCN member for a minimum of one (1) year 
  • The nominee must have a minimum of three (3) years of critical care nursing experience 
  • Preference is given to a nominee who has CNA Certification [CNCC(C) or CNCCP(C)]
  • The nominee practices to  the CACCN Standards of Critical Care Nursing Practice (4th Ed 2009)
  • Each nomination must have the support of a critical care nursing colleague and the nominee’s manager. 
  • Members of the CACCN Board of Directors are not eligible for consideration of the BBraun Sharing Expertise Award  

Nomination Process:

  • Three letters in support of the nominee are required and must be sent to the CACCN
  • The nomination letter must provide information outlining the qualities of the nominee  and the reasons the nominee should be selected for the award 
  • One letter of support must be written by a CACCN member
  • The other two letters must include one written by the nominee’s manager - must testify to the eligibility 
  • Incomplete nomination packages will not be considered.

Selection Process:

  • Each nomination will be reviewed by the CACCN Award Review Committee.
  • The awards committee reserves the right to withhold the award if no candidate meets the criteria.
  • The successful candidate will be notified by the CACCN Director of Awards and Corporate Sponsorship via email and regular mail.
  • The successful candidate will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony at the Dynamics of Critical Care Conference (annually in September);
  • The successful candidates name/photograph will be published in Dynamics, Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (Winter edition);

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses & BBraun Medical retain the right to amend the award criteria.    

CACCN Document:  Award Criteria
Content Revision Date:  March 2014