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IHS starts ‘Nurse of the Month’ program

The division of nursing services at Indian Health Service has started a “Nurse of the Month” recognition program for all nurses across the IHS, tribal and urban Indian organization health system. The program, which was announced in May, will highlight nurses, including registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, LPNs, and others who are committed to providing quality healthcare through nursing.

The program will feature an individual each month who has been nominated and will be celebrated as the “Nurse of the Month” through various IHS digital platforms. Nominations are due by the 15th of each month for that month.

The nomination criteria is:

  • Nurses employed within the Indian Health Service, tribal sites and urban clinics
  • Nurses must be actively involved in any nursing specialty or nursing role
  • Time frame covers the past calendar year

Nomination narrative must include one of the following:

  • Major achievement(s) in the nominee’s primary clinical or administrative nursing specialty or role
  • Contributions to the enhancement of the nursing profession through innovation, facilitation of change, and/or the use of evidence-based practice.

Click here for more information about the nomination process.