Nominations, which must include documentation of sustained support for the CNA Certification Program, must be made by
a current CNA-certified RN or certification candidate;
a group of CNA-certified RNs and/or candidates with the same employer; or
Some examples of sustained support are as follows:
CNA certification credential mentioned in advertisements and/or job descriptions when recruiting for RNs.
Facility- or company-wide recognition of the achievements of CNA-certified RNs (e.g., award ceremony, newsletter, letter of recognition, plaque displaying the names of CNA-certified RNs).
Financial support for RNs taking their certification exams or obtaining certification renewal.
Provision of other types of compensation (e.g., pay differential, education leave for exam preparation, continuous learning support, purchase of resource materials, provision of study room).
Encouragement of RNs to act as mentors, either on a day-to-day basis with workplace colleagues or for the CNA Certification Mentorship Program.
Provision and/or support of mentorship study groups.
Support of professional participation on a CNA-certification examination committee or other examination development activities.
The deadline for receiving nominations with supporting documentation (preferably no more than five to six pages) is February 25, 2014. Electronic nominations are welcome.
CNA reviews all nominations and, in collaboration with a health-care organization, makes the decision on the recipient of the Employer Recognition Award. Nominees for the Employer Recognition Award are also considered for honourable mention as well as for the Innovation Award.
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