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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 
NURSING AND MIDWIFERY 
EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2022

sahealth.sa.gov.au/nursingandmidwifery

Nomination
Guide




Award Categories
The categories for the South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Excellence 
Awards 2022 are:

Excellence in Education

Excellence in Leadership

Excellence in Practice:

&gt; Excellence in Practice   Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Nurse/Midwife
&gt; Excellence in Practice   Aged Care
&gt; Excellence in Practice   Early Career Midwife
&gt; Excellence in Practice   Early Career Nurse
&gt; Excellence in Practice   Enrolled Nurse
&gt; Excellence in Practice   Registered Nurse
&gt; Excellence in Practice   Registered Midwife
&gt; Excellence in Practice   Team

Excellence in Research and Knowledge Translation 

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Introduction

I am pleased to invite nominations for the South Australian Nursing and Midwifery 
Excellence Awards 2022.

The South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards publicly recognise 
and celebrate the significant contribution that nurses and midwives make to the 
healthcare outcomes of the broader South Australian community. 

The Awards have become an integral part of the statewide nursing and midwifery 
calendar, culminating in an Awards Gala Dinner where finalists and winners come 
together to celebrate their achievements with their family, friends and colleagues.

Nominations are open to all nurses and midwives who are registered to practice 
with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), and are employed and 
work in South Australia in the public, private, aged care or non-government sector 
at the time of their nomination. Detailed terms and conditions are listed further in 
this document.

Our nurses and midwives make a difference daily in a range of practice settings. 
Their knowledge and experience informs and strengthens clinical decision-
making, evidence-based and person-centred care, teaching and learning 
practices, healthcare outcomes and policy reform. They play a vital role in the 
delivery of high standards of practice, lead and contribute in the design of 
innovative models of care, respond to the community s changing health needs, 
and provide the quality care that South Australians expect and deserve.

I encourage you to consider nominating a South Australian nurse, midwife 
or a team for a South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Award to 
acknowledge the difference they make to their peers, consumers, community and 
the wider professions.

Regards,

Adj Assoc Prof Jennifer Hurley 
Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer

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Excellence in Education
This award recognises a nurse or midwife who has made an outstanding contribution to nursing 
and/or midwifery education.

This nominee provides leadership in the delivery of scholarly and/or education activities, by imparting knowledge and facilitating 
critical thinking and self-reflection with their peers and/or students. Their commitment to lifelong learning results in positive 
outcomes and experiences for consumers, and influences sustained improvements in service delivery and/or practice.

Award requirements: 
Individual award

Assessment criteria:
Professional Impact
&gt; Please describe how the nominee develops educational opportunities (either clinical or non-clinical) to meet the learning

needs of the nursing and midwifery workforce.

&gt; How does the nominee provide ongoing support and commitment to the development of staff and/or students?

&gt; What makes this nominee stand out from their peers/colleagues?

Nursing and Midwifery Values
How does the nominee exhibit the following values:

&gt; Generosity

&gt; Empathy

&gt; Integrity

20

20-
21 WINNER

Christine Fraser, 
Aboriginal Health 

Council

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Excellence in Leadership
This award recognises the outstanding leadership of a nurse or midwife working in public, private, 
aged care or community health in South Australia.

This nominee is highly regarded for their work and expertise, and recognised amongst their peers for their passion, drive and 
commitment to continuous improvement. Their leadership has informed and influenced system and/or practice change to benefit 
consumers, services and the wider South Australian health system. 

Award requirements:
Individual award

Assessment criteria:
Professional Impact
&gt; Please explain how the nominee demonstrates strategic, professional and/or operational leadership in the nursing and

midwifery professions.

&gt; Please describe how the nominee leads and empowers others to influence sustained improvements in service delivery or
practice.

&gt; What makes this nominee stand out from their peers/colleagues?

Nursing and Midwifery Values
How does the nominee exhibit the following values:

&gt; Generosity

&gt; Empathy

&gt; Integrity 20

20-
21 WINNER

Kristian Sanchez, 
Central Adelaide 

Local Health  
Network

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Excellence in Practice   
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Nurse/Midwife 
(Mary Buckskin Award)
This award recognises outstanding performance of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 
nurse or midwife who delivers an exemplary standard of practice, and who is committed to 
providing evidenced-based, culturally sensitive and person-centred care.  

Award requirements:
Individual award

Nominee must identify as and be recognised within their community as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Nominee must be working in a clinical role no less than 70% of their work time.

Assessment criteria:
Professional Impact
&gt; Please explain how the nominee demonstrates commitment, skill, resourcefulness and/or innovation in their practice.

&gt; Please describe how this nominee has contributed to delivering a positive outcome in service provision or patient care,
outcomes and experience.

&gt; Please describe how the nominee positively empowers and supports others to influence sustained improvements in service
delivery or practice.

&gt; What makes this nominee stand out from their peers/colleagues?

Nursing and Midwifery Values
How does the nominee exhibit the following values:

&gt; Generosity

&gt; Empathy

&gt; Integrity

20

20-
21 WINNER

Marilyn Thomas, 
Central Adelaide 

Local Health 
Network

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Excellence in Practice   
Aged Care
This award recognises the outstanding performance of a Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse 
working in aged care. 

This nominee delivers an exemplary standard of practice, and is committed to providing evidenced-based, culturally sensitive 
and person-centred care to older people. The nominee is committed to driving positive outcomes for older people through the 
passionate and empathetic delivery of care.

Award requirements:
Individual award

Nominee can be working in a residential aged care facility, community aged care program or Geriatric Evaluation and 
Management Unit. 

Assessment criteria:
Professional Impact
&gt; Please explain how the nominee demonstrates commitment, skill, resourcefulness and/or innovation in their practice.

&gt; Please describe how this nominee has contributed to delivering a positive outcome in service provision or patient care,
outcomes and experience.

&gt; Please describe how the nominee positively empowers and supports others to influence sustained improvements in service
delivery or practice.

&gt; What makes this nominee stand out from their peers/colleagues?

Nursing and Midwifery Values
How does the nominee exhibit the following values:

&gt; Generosity

&gt; Empathy

&gt; Integrity

20

20-
21 WINNER

Julie Webber, 
Riverland Mallee 
Coorong Local 
Health Network

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Excellence in Practice   
Early Career Midwife
This award recognises the outstanding performance of a early career midwife working in public, 
private or community health in South Australia.

This nominee delivers an exemplary standard of practice and provides evidenced-based, culturally sensitive, women and 
family-focused care. The nominee is committed to driving positive outcomes for babies, mothers and families, and embraces 
opportunities to become a more skilled and experienced clinician.

Award requirements:
Individual award

At the time of nomination, nominee must not have exceeded three (3) years of midwifery service since their initial registration 

Assessment criteria:
Professional Impact
&gt; Please explain how the nominee demonstrates commitment, skill, resourcefulness and/or innovation in their practice.

&gt; Please describe how this nominee has contributed to delivering a positive outcome in service provision or patient care,
outcomes and experience.

&gt; What makes this nominee stand out from their peers/colleagues?

Nursing and Midwifery Values
How does the nominee exhibit the following values:

&gt; Generosity

&gt; Empathy

&gt; Integrity 20

20-
21 WINNER

New category 
(previously 

combined as Early 
Career Nurse/

Midwife)

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Excellence in Practice   
Early Career Nurse
This award recognises the outstanding performance of an early career nurse working in public, 
private, aged care or community health in South Australia.

This nominee delivers an exemplary standard of practice and provides evidenced-based, culturally sensitive and person-centred 
care. The nominee is committed to driving positive consumer outcomes and embraces opportunities to become a more skilled 
and experienced clinician.

Award requirements:
Individual award

At the time of nomination, nominee must not have exceeded three (3) years of nursing service since their initial registration 

Assessment criteria:
Professional Impact
&gt; Please explain how the nominee demonstrates commitment, skill, resourcefulness and/or innovation in their practice.

&gt; Please describe how this nominee has contributed to delivering positive outcomes in service provision or patient care,
outcomes and experience.

&gt; What makes this nominee stand out from their peers/colleagues?

Nursing and Midwifery Values
How does the nominee exhibit the following values:

&gt; Generosity

&gt; Empathy

&gt; Integrity

20

20-
21 WINNER

Tulika Patel, Estia 
Health Golden 

Grove

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Excellence in Practice   
Enrolled Nurse
This award recognises the outstanding performance of a Enrolled Nurse working in public, private 
or community health in South Australia.

This nominee delivers an exemplary standard of practice and is committed to providing evidenced-based, culturally sensitive and 
person-centred care. The nominee provides leadership and/or support to their peers, works collaboratively with their colleagues 
within the broader healthcare team to facilitate positive outcomes for consumers. 

Award requirements:
Individual award

Nominee must be working in a clinical role no less than 70% of their work time.

Assessment criteria:
Professional Impact
&gt; Please explain how the nominee demonstrates commitment, skill, resourcefulness and/or innovation in their practice.

&gt; Please describe how this nominee has contributed to delivering positive outcomes in service provision or patient care,
outcomes and experience.

&gt; Please describe how the nominee positively empowers and supports others to influence sustained improvements in service
delivery and/or practice.

&gt; What makes this nominee stand out from their peers/colleagues?

Nursing and Midwifery Values
How does the nominee exhibit the following values:

&gt; Generosity

&gt; Empathy

&gt; Integrity 20

20-
21 WINNER

Heather Braun, 
Yorke and Northern 

Local Health 
Network

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Excellence in Practice   
Registered Nurse
This award recognises the outstanding performance of a Registered Nurse working in public, 
private or community health in South Australia.

This nominee delivers an exemplary standard of practice and is committed to providing evidenced-based, culturally sensitive and 
person-centred care. The nominee provides leadership to their peers, is committed to driving positive consumer outcomes and 
influences sustained improvements in service delivery and/or practice.

Award requirements:
Individual award

Nominee must be working in a clinical role no less than 70% of their work time.

Assessment criteria:
Professional Impact
&gt; Please explain how the nominee demonstrates commitment, skill, resourcefulness and/or innovation in their practice.

&gt; Please describe how this nominee has contributed to delivering positive outcomes in service provision or patient care,
outcomes and experience.

&gt; Please describe how the nominee positively empowers and supports others to influence sustained improvements in service
delivery and/or practice.

&gt; What makes this nominee stand out from their peers/colleagues?

Nursing and Midwifery Values
How does the nominee exhibit the following values:

&gt; Generosity

&gt; Empathy

&gt; Integrity 20

20-
21 WINNER

Leanne Davis, 
Southern Adelaide 

Local Health 
Network

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Excellence in Practice   
Registered Midwife
This award recognises the outstanding performance of a Registered Midwife working in public, 
private or community health in South Australia.

This nominee delivers an exemplary standard of practice and is committed to providing evidenced-based, culturally sensitive, 
women and family-focused care. The nominee provides leadership to their peers, is committed to driving positive outcomes for 
babies, mothers and families, and influences sustained improvements in service delivery and/or practice.

Award requirements:
Individual award

Nominee must be working in a clinical role no less than 70% of their work time.

Assessment criteria:
Professional Impact
&gt; Please explain how the nominee demonstrates commitment, skill, resourcefulness and/or innovation in their practice.

&gt; Please describe how this nominee has contributed to delivering positive outcomes in service provision or patient care,
outcomes and experience.

&gt; Please describe how the nominee positively empowers and supports others to influence sustained improvements in service
delivery or practice.

&gt; What makes this nominee stand out from their peers/colleagues?

Nursing and Midwifery Values
How does the nominee exhibit the following values:

&gt; Generosity

&gt; Empathy

&gt; Integrity 20

20-
21 WINNER

Melissa McDonald, 
Southern Adelaide 

Local Health 
Network

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Excellence in Practice   
Team
This award recognises outstanding performance of a nursing or midwifery-led team working in 
public, private, aged care or community health in South Australia. 

This nominee works collaboratively with consumers, carers and/or other health clinicians to provide evidenced-based, culturally 
sensitive and person-centred care. This nominee delivers a service and/or program that facilitates positive outcomes and 
experiences for consumers, and influences sustained improvements in service delivery and/or practice.

Award requirements:
Team award

The nominated team must contain two (2) or more nurses or midwives

All team members (eg. administrative support staff) will be recognised in this award

Assessment criteria:
Professional Impact
&gt; Please explain how the nominee demonstrates commitment, skill, resourcefulness and/or innovation in their practice.

&gt; Please describe how this nominee has contributed to delivering positive outcomes in service provision or patient care,
outcomes and experience.

&gt; Please describe how the nominee positively empowers and supports others to influence sustained improvements in service
delivery or practice.

&gt; What makes this nominee stand out from their peers/colleagues?

Nursing and Midwifery Values
How does the nominee exhibit the following values:

&gt; Generosity

&gt; Empathy

&gt; Integrity

20

20-
21 WINNER

Yorke and Northern 
Midwifery Group, 

Yorke and Northern 
Local Health 

Network

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Excellence in Research and 
Knowledge Translation
This award recognises a nurse or midwife who has made an outstanding contribution to nursing 
and/or midwifery research and translating their knowledge to practice.

This nominee has made an outstanding contribution to a clinical environment with the creation of new knowledge and/or the use 
of existing knowledge in a creative way to generate new concepts, methodologies, inventions and understandings. This nominee 
demonstrates a commitment to improving the quality of healthcare through research, influencing practice change and/or policy 
reform to improve consumer outcomes.

Award requirements:
Individual award

Research activities may include:

&gt; Primary research

&gt; Undertaking a systematic review

&gt; Leading a CPI/QI project with a significant research component

Assessment criteria:
Professional Impact
&gt; Please describe how the nominee s research and/or knowledge translation has contributed to improved outcomes for patients,

clients and/or consumers.

&gt; Please describe the positive influence the nominee s research and/or knowledge translation has had on their workplace and/or
the wider system.

&gt; What makes this nominee stand out from their peers/colleagues?

Nursing and Midwifery Values
How does the nominee exhibit the following values:

&gt; Generosity

&gt; Empathy

&gt; Integrity

20

20-
21 WINNER

Karen Royals, 
Central Adelaide 

Local Health 
Network

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Terms and Conditions 
Please read the following carefully, as nominations may not be considered if they do not 
meet the terms and conditions set out below.

Criteria for eligibility
Nominees must be working in South Australia either full-time, part-time or casually as a nurse or midwife.

Nominees must hold a current practising certificate with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and have no 
conditions/undertakings on their registration. 

Nominees must not be subject to any conditions, undertakings or restrictions to practice, be under investigation, or disciplinary 
processes or undergoing performance management. If a nominee is found to be subject to any of these conditions or 
undertakings they will be automatically disqualified from the awards process.

Nomination process
Nominators will discuss the intention to submit a nomination for an award with the nominee prior to submission, and the nominee 
must agree to being nominated.  

Before nominating it is important to check to ensure that the nominee meets the criteria of the category they are being 
nominated for. 

Previous awards winners are not eligible for nomination for a period of three (3) years following the receipt of their award. 

Nominees can only be nominated in one (1) category. In the event that a nominee is nominated in more than one (1) category by 
several different people, the nominee will be contacted and asked which category they wish to be considered for.

References or validations are not required for nominations.

All nominees will be notified of their nomination.

All nominations submitted become the sole property of the Nursing and Midwifery Office and will not be returned, including any 
photos or any resources sent.

Nomination deadline
Completed nominations are to be received no later than 11:59pm on Friday 10 December 2021.  Nominations will not be accepted 
after this deadline.

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Judging
An independent committee will consider the evidence for all nominations in accordance with the award category criteria, and 
provide a shortlist to the judging panel for adjudication. 

In the event that two finalists cannot be split by the judging panel, the Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer will select the winner.

Only one recipient will be chosen for each award category.

The judging panel reserves the right not to award a category on occasion.

The judging process is confidential and final, and it is not a requirement of the judging panel or the Nursing and Midwifery Office 
to provide feedback to nominees or nominators. 

The Nursing and Midwifery Office will undertake due diligence checks of all finalists including sanctions, conditions, undertakings 
or restrictions on practice and checks with employers in regard to any finalist being involved in any performance and/or 
disciplinary remediation.

Finalists
Finalists will be announced on the website in May 2022.

Finalists may be required to speak with the media and/or other organisations about their award.

SA Health reserves the right to use any media/photos/articles for future promotional purposes or publications, unless otherwise 
advised.

Award Ceremony
Winners will be announced at the South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards Maskerade Gala on Friday 21 
October 2022 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

For more information
Any questions about the nominations process or nominations portal should be directed to conference@aomevents.com

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For more information 
South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards 2022
conference@aomevents.com

Nursing and Midwifery Office I Clinical Collaborative
System Leadership and Design, SA Health
Ph: (08) 8226 0749

sahealth.sa.gov.au/NursingandMidwifery

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