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Nomination Eligibility

Eligible nominees are nationally known researchers who have made significant contributions over time to acute and critical care nursing. Nominees submit an application to candidacy, agree to present a summary of their work at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, and submit an abstract and manuscript to the American Journal of Critical Care. Nominees must hold a current AACN membership.

Selection and Award

Nominations must be submitted between June 1 and Dec. 1. A panel of experts and past Distinguished Research Lecturers select award recipients. Applicants and recipients will be notified in March. The award includes a crystal torch and a $2,500 honorarium to defray travel expenses to AACN’s annual conference.