ACMHN Mental Health Nurse of the Year Award
Do you know a colleague that has accomplished an outstanding role as a mental health nurse? Has your mental health nurse performed exceptionally in their role?
The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) extends an invitation to all members and consumers for nominations for the Mental Health Nurse of the Year.
This prestigious award was established in 2008 to publicly recognise the achievements of mental health nurses, encourage professional development amongst mental health nurses, and promote the importance of mental health nursing as a specialty.
The ACMHN will provide the winner with a registration, economy airfare and accommodation at its 44th International Mental Health Nursing Conference, to be held in Cairns from 24 - 26 October 2018. In addition, co-sponsor Wiley-Blackwell will provide a cash prize of $1,500 and a book voucher for $500.
ACMHN's Mental Health Nurse Achievement Award
The purpose of the Mental Health Nurse Achievement Award (MHNAA) is to recognise publicly the achievements of mental health nurses, encourage professional development amongst mental health nurses, and promote the importance of mental health nursing as a speciality.
The MHNAA will be awarded to a mental health nurse who is beginning to be recognised nationally for their leadership as a clinician, manager, educator or researcher. For example, early career researchers, clinicians, managers or educators who are making innovative changes in practice or pushing the boundaries of scope of practice.
The ACMHN will provide the winner with a registration, economy airfare and accommodation at its 44th International Mental Health Nursing Conference, to be held in Cairns from 24-26 October 2018. In addition, co-sponsors Curtin University, WA will provide a cash prize of $1,000 and Wiley-Blackwell will provide a book voucher for $500.
For eligibility requirements for Conference Awards please click here
The Research Award
The Research Award is presented to the best research paper presented.
To be eligible for the ACMHN Research Award, the abstract must report on a research project that is completed or a completed section of a program of research and that the research has ethical approval, or quality improvement (minimal risk) approval or is a systematic review or a quality improvement project.
The Research Award winner will take home a cash prize
The Stan Alchin Award
The Stan Alchin Award is presented to the best clinical paper presented by a clinician or group of clinicians.
To be eligible for the ACMHN Stan Alchin Award it is a requirement that presenters and authors are clinicians.
The Stan Alchin Award winner will take home a cash prize.
The ACMHN Mental Health Nurse of the Year Award is sponsored by:
The ACMHN Mental Health Nurse Achievement Award is co-sponsored by:
The Clinical Supervision Award
Award Sponsor: Clinical Supervision Consultancy – Paul Spurr & Associates
Abstracts assessing eligibility for the below awards will be assessed specific criteria:
‘Best Conference Presentation on Clinical Supervision’
‘Best First-time Conference Presenter on Clinical Supervision’
‘Best Poster on Clinical Supervision’
Primary focus of the presentation is current CS practice involving mental health nurses in Australia
Introduction and background, including the aims and objectives and scope of the project/process
Reference to theoretical influences underpinning the work (eg. model of CS)
Project description including challenges in undertaking the project/process and how they were responded to/overcome
Implementation process/project outcomes and evaluation
Discussion including barriers and enablers to engagement in CS by mental health nurses
Implications for mental health nursing (eg. contribution to new knowledge, implementing and sustaining CS practice, clinical and/or policy development) and any implications noted for consumers/carers/community.
Oral Presentations: Overall presentation including audience engagement and discussion
Poster Presentation: Overall presentation incorporating Criteria above in a creative and visually appealing manner
Awards & Value:
Best Conference Paper on Clinical Supervision: $500
Best First-Time Conference Presenter: $250
Best Poster on Clinical Supervision: $250
Best Presentation in a General Category Award
The General Award is presented for the best paper presented reporting on management/administration/policy issues, project work, Masters, PhD or other research that does not meet the criteria for the Research Award and the Stan Alchin Award.
The winner will take home a cash prize.
Best First Time Presenter Award
The Best First Time Presenter Award is presented to the individual who has never presented at an international Conference/Conference with more than 200 delegates before.
They must be presenting for the first time outside of their organisation/place of work/tertiary institution.
The winner will take home a cash prize.
Best Poster Award
Posters are assessed and the winner of the Best Poster Award will take home a cash prize.
For eligibility requirements for these awards please click here