2020 NLN Awards

Share This Page


mary-adelaide-nutting Isabel-Hampton-Robb Lillian-Wald

The annual NLN Awards recognizes and honor individuals of stature and distinction for their outstanding contributions to nursing education and the wider area of American health care.

nutting-portraitThe NLN Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Outstanding Teaching or Leadership in Nursing Education recognizes an individual who:

  • Leads through scholarly activities
  • Contributes as a leader in nursing education
  • Encourages creative interactions with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Mentors and serves as role model for junior faculty.
  • Publishes scholarly works that advance nursing education knowledge

robb-portraitThe NLN Isabel Hampton Robb Award for Outstanding Leadership in Clinical Practice recognizes the outstanding contributions of an individual who:

  • Inspires passion for clinical nursing
  • Promotes evidence-based practice by building practice-education partnerships
  • Encourages clinical expertise and interprofessional practice
  • Challenges students to expand their clinical knowledge base in new ways
  • Conducts scholarly research to assess learning outcomes that improve patient care
  • Fosters development of clinical reasoning in the culture of patient care

wald-portraitNLN Lillian Wald Humanitarian Award recognizes an Individual who improves the lives of those in need through selfless, courageous, creative, and compassionate acts, and who:

  • Meets the ethical responsibilities of the nursing profession in keeping with the NLN core values of caring, integrity, diversity, and excellence
  • Cares for others regardless of personal risk or compensation
  • Embraces common moral decencies such as altruism, integrity, freedom, justice, honesty, truthfulness, responsibility, and compassion
  • Respects and embraces human diversity