Thirty-First Annual Celebrate Nursing Banquet

Nomination submission extended! We are planning for this year to be a record breaking year since we are celebrating Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday as well as the International Year of The Nurse and Midwife.   This commemorative event will be held on Monday, May 4, 2020, at Boudreaux’s Reception Hall, 2647 Government Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806. Don’t miss this opportunity Read More

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  • Identify how the nominee has contributed to the community, nursing, and health care using the following criteria.
  • Criteria #1 must be addressed, AND any two criteria from #2 through #8.
  • Identify which criteria you are selecting and include specific examples of how the Nominee has met the criteria you selected.
  • Boxes expand as you type.


  1. Encourages the professional development of Nurses and promotes a positive image of nursing.
  2. Adheres to standards of Nursing practice, Nursing education, and Nursing services.
  3. Adheres to the Code of Ethical Conduct for Nurses established by the American Nurses Association.
  4. Supports programs and studies in nursing that contribute toward the improvement of health care.
  5. Disseminates information relevant to nursing (i.e., presentations, professional development, and community).
  6. Assumes the advocate role for health care consumers.
  7. Represents the nursing profession with Allied Health groups and other organizations, governmental bodies, and the public.
  8. Promotes excellence in nursing by obtaining specialized knowledge, skills, and experience demonstrated by the achievement of standards beyond licensure that are identified by a nursing specialty.


  • Do not use names in the context of the application. Use pronouns or “nominee.” The nomination review process is a blind review.
  • Resumes will not be accepted for review.
  • Previous Celebrate Nursing Honoree recipients AND current BRDNA Board members are not eligible for this award.
  • Applications not meeting these guidelines and not addressing the appropriate number of criteria WILL NOT be reviewed.