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The CRNNS Awards enable members to recognize and celebrate their RN and NP colleagues in Nova Scotia for their outstanding contributions to the profession. Our award program includes:

  • Nursing Excellence Awards
  • Health Advocacy Awards
  • Honorary Life Membership Awards
  • Rising Star Awards

Scroll below to learn more about each award and to access each award’s application form.

Nominate an RN or NP

Who has positively contributed to clients, the community or the profession? Who inspires you to be your nursing best? If you have someone in mind, nominate him or her for one of our awards.

Nominations for 2018 awards are now being accepted.  The deadline to submit a nomination is February 1, 2018. There is no limit to the number of nominations you and/or your colleagues can submit, and you can submit nominations any time throughout the year.


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Nursing Excellence Awards

Nursing Excellence Awards recognize the hard work and dedication of RNs and NPs who have made exceptional contributions to the nursing profession. Each year, Nursing Excellence Awards are awarded to those who have demonstrated excellence in the application of their standards, code of ethics and who made outstanding contributions to the nursing profession in any of the four domains — administration, clinical practice, education, or research.

We strongly encourage applicants to review the Awards Guidelines and Criteria prior to submitting an application form. The submission deadline is February 1, 2018.

Members throughout the province, CRNNS, and various stakeholder come together to celebrate their accomplishments at an Awards Banquet held in May of every year. Click here to view this year’s award recipients.

Health Advocacy Awards

Health Advocacy Awards recognize an individual RN and NP who have made outstanding contributions to preserve, protect, or improve the health, safety and well-being of a group of individuals or a significant segment of our population.

Nominations must be submitted by at least two individuals or organizations from the public, including at least one individual/organization that has benefited from the contributions of the nominated RN/NP.

We strongly encourage applicants to review the Awards Guidelines and Criteria prior to submitting an application form. The submission deadline is February 1, 2018.

Members throughout the province, CRNNS, and various stakeholder come together to celebrate their accomplishments at an Awards Banquet held in May of every year. Click here to view this year’s award recipients.

Honorary Life Membership Awards

Honorary Life Membership Awards are given to registered nurses and nurse practitioners who have exited the nursing profession, demonstrated excellence in the application of their standards and code of ethics, and have made outstanding contributions to nursing in Nova Scotia over the course of their nursing career.

We strongly encourage applicants to review the Awards Guidelines and Criteria prior to submitting an application form. The submission deadline is February 1, 2018.

Members throughout the province, CRNNS, and various stakeholder come together to celebrate their accomplishments at an Awards Banquet held in May of every year. Click here to view this year’s award recipients.

Honorary Affiliation Awards

Honorary Affiliation Awards recognize members of the public who have rendered distinguished service or valuable assistance to the nursing profession and CRNNS.

We strongly encourage applicants to review the Awards Guidelines and Criteria prior to submitting an application form. The submission deadline is February 1, 2018.

Members throughout the province, CRNNS, and various stakeholder come together to celebrate their accomplishments at an Awards Banquet held in May of every year. Click here to view this year’s award recipients.

Rising Star Awards

Rising Star Awards recognize RNs in Nova Scotia who are recent nursing graduates and have exceeded their professional expectations, demonstrated excellence in the application of the CRNNS standards for nursing practice, and have shown early potential to excel at nursing excellence.

We strongly encourage applicants to review the Awards Guidelines and Criteria prior to submitting an application form. The submission deadline is February 1, 2018.

Members throughout the province, CRNNS, and various stakeholder come together to celebrate their accomplishments at an Awards Banquet held in May of every year. Click here to view this year’s award recipients.

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