Brenda Morgan Leadership Excellence Award

 


Asha Pereira, CACCN Past-President, presents Brenda Morgan with the inaugural award for the
Brenda Morgan Leadership Excellence Award at Dynamics 2007 in Regina, Saskatchewan

The Brenda Morgan Leadership Excellence Award

The Brenda Morgan Leadership Excellence Award is a peer-nominated award.  The award was established to recognize Brenda Morgan's contribution and leadership to CACCN.

The Brenda Morgan Leadership Excellence Award will be presented to a nurse who, on a consistent basis demonstrates outstanding performance in the area of leadership in critical care. This leadership may have been expressed as efforts toward clinical advances within an organization, or leadership in the profession of nursing in critical care. The results of the nominee’s leadership must have empowered people and/or organizations to significantly increase their performance capability in the field of critical care nursing. 

The Brenda Morgan Leadership Excellence Award has been generously sponsored by the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses to recognize and honour a nurse who exemplifies excellence in leadership, in the specialty of Critical Care.

Award Funds Available        $ 1,000.00 plus award trophy

Deadline for Submission        June 1 

Send applications to CACCN National Office at caccn@caccn.ca 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: 

Critical Care Nurses who are nominated for this award will have consistently demonstrated qualities of leadership and is considered a visionary and an innovator in order to advance the goals of critical care nursing.

The nominee must:

  • be an active member of CACCN for a minimum of five (5) years
  • have a minimum of five (5) years of critical care nursing experience
  • be registered to practice nursing in Canada
  • holds a valid adult or pediatric specialty in critical care certification from CNA (preferred)    
  • demonstrate leadership  in the specialty of critical care
  • engages  others in the specialty of critical care nursing
  • role  models and facilitates professional self development  and lifelong learning
  • exemplify the following qualities and values:
    • Innovation
    • Accountability
    • Visionary
    • Teamwork and Collaboration
    • Respect / Integrity 
  • contribute to or has contributed to the  Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses at the Regional and/or National levels.    
  • Members of the CACCN Board of Directors are not eligible for this award    

Application Process:

  • The application involves a nomination process 
  • Submit two (2) letters describing how the nominee has met the requirements under the Eligibility Criteria
  • Use as many examples as possible to highlight why the nominee should be considered for the award and what this nominee does that makes her/him outstanding 
  • The nomination letters should be as detailed as possible, as the CACCN Award Committee depends on this information to select the award recipient from amongst many deserving candidates. 

Selection Process:

  • Each nomination will be reviewed by the CACCN Director of Awards and Corporate Sponsorship and the CACCN Award Review Committee 
  • The Brenda Morgan Leadership Award Review Committee will consist of:
    • 2 members of the Board of Directors  
    • Brenda Morgan (when possible)
  • The Awards Review Committee reserves the right to withhold the award if no candidate meets the eligibility criteria
  • The successful candidate will be notified 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) conference;
  • The successful candidates name/photograph will be published in Dynamics, Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (Winter edition).

Terms and Conditions of the Award:

  • The award recipient will be encouraged to write a reflective article for Dynamics: Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses sharing their accomplishments and describing their leadership experience.  
  • The article should reflect on their passion for critical care nursing, their leadership qualities and how they used these effectively to achieve their outcome.

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses retains the right to amend the award criteria.    

CACCN Document:  Award Criteria
Content Revision:  March 2014