Clinical Excellence Award

The Australasian Cardiovascular Nursing College Clinical Excellence Award (CEA) in Cardiovascular Nursing is an esteemed award and is given to support and recognise the achievements of cardiovascular nurses.  

The CEA is awarded to an individual in acknowledgement of their clinical excellence, dedication to cardiovascular nursing and personal advancement, as well as to acknowledge their professional support and leadership within their local environment.

Nominations for the Clinical Excellence Award (CEA) in Cardiovascular Nursing may be made by a peer or colleague only. If you are nominating an individual for a CEA, you need to ensure they are a current ACNC member and has registered for the 2018 Conference by midnight AEDT on Friday, 9 February 2018. 


The Clinical Excellence Awards

  • The CEA are valued at $AUD500 each and are open to Australasians who are members of the ACNC, with one award being supported per year.
  • Applications are reviewed and the awardee chosen by a panel of nominated ACNC committee members.
  • Unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to resubmit/be nominated in successive years.
  • Should the recipient of a CEA subsequently be nominated or awarded an ACNC Clinical Travel Scholarship in the same year, eligibility for both will continue.

Who Can Be Nominated

  • The applicant must:
    • have held ACNC membership for at least one year and be currently financial;
    • have been working for at least 3 years in a Cardiovascular Nursing role;
    • be currently employed in a Cardiovascular Nursing role;
    • demonstrate leadership qualities and abilities at a local level;
    • agree to their nomination prior to submission;
    • attend the ACNC 2018 Conference; and
    • agree to the conditions of receipt of a CEA (see below).

Selection Criteria

Applications should be a two page document (see attached) providing evidence including: 

  1. a minimum of three years working in a Cardiovascular Nursing role;
  2. current employment in a Cardiovascular Nursing role;
  3. current ACNC financial membership and for the previous year;
  4. leadership abilities or evidence demonstrated at a local level;
  5. two professional referees whom the applicant has worked closely with.

Your application should be emailed to ACNC Secretariat: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the above closing date. 

Conditions of Receipt of Clinical Excellence Award

Submitting an application gives the ACNC permission to use the information for promotional or publicity purposes, however no personal contact information will be shared.