Eligibility and Criteria

Flame of Excellence award recipients are current AACN members and Circle of Excellence Society members who demonstrate outcomes associated with the award criteria at a high level and with broad reach in six categories.

Recipients exemplified the following:

Relentlessly promote patient-driven excellence

Model skilled communication, true collaboration, effective decision making and meaningful recognition

Transform thinking, structures and processes to address challenges and remove barriers to advance patient-driven excellence

Further AACN’s mission and key initiatives at influential forums

Enrich own and other organizations by influencing and mentoring others in achieving excellence

Achieve visible results that validate the impact of individual leadership contribution to organizational excellence