Elections 2017: Help Ensure AACN’s Future Direction. Cast your vote now!

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 (extended until Jan. 2, 2017). 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.