Chapter Awards

AACN chapters that have made a difference in the healthcare profession and their communities are chosen each year to receive AACN Circle of Excellence Awards. This awards program recognizes contributions and achievements that exemplify AACN's mission, vision, values and ethic of care, and applauds excellence.

Review the eligibility and submission requirements. Learn some new tips for writing your exemplar, as well as view some of the winning chapter exemplars!

2014 Chapter Award Recipient Exemplar Booklet

Award Category Nominations Open Deadline to Apply Notifications Award Amount
Excellence in Chapter Collaboration 7/1 11/1 2/15 $1,000 each (up to three chapters)
Excellence in Chapter
Leadership Development
7/1 11/1 2/15 $1,000 each (up to three chapters)
Excellence in Community Education & Public Service 7/1 11/1 2/15 $1,000 each (up to three chapters)
Excellence in Chapter
Educational Programming
7/1 11/1 2/15 $1,000 each (up to three chapters)
Excellence in Promoting the Value of Certification 7/1 11/1 2/15 $1,000 each (up to three chapters)

The President's Award
for Chapters

** 2/15 3/31 $1,000 each (up to four chapters)

** For the President's Award for Chapters, chapters will be evaluated on programs and activities that were completed from July 1 to date of submission and programs that are planned for the rest of the year. Chapters may submit their applications for this award once their planned activities for which they want to be judged have been completed. President's Award for Chapters applications must be submitted by 2/15.