Awards & Recognition

AONL and AONL Foundation awards and fellow designation recognize honorees for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the nursing leadership community.

Application for 2020 AONL Awards will open in September

AONL Fellow Designation
2019 AONL Fellow Class

Recognizes an AONL Affiliate that promotes nursing leadership and its influence in the areas of the advancement of nursing practice, patient safety, quality, recruitment and retention, or another priority initiative and can serve as a model.

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AONL Lifetime Achievement Award
Gail E. Latimer, MSN, RN, FAAN

AONL’s most prestigious award given to an AONL member recognized by the broader nursing community as a significant leader in the nursing profession.

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AONL Honorary Member Award
Mark and Bonnie Barnes, FAAN | co-founders of The DAISY Foundation

Recognizes an individual who supports AONL’s mission and contributes to advancing health care through AONL’s core business.

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AONL Mentor Award
Joy Parchment, PhD, RN, NE-BC | director, nursing strategy implementation and Magnet® Program

Recognizes an AONL or AONL Foundation program alumnus who exhibits significant potential as a future health care leader and demonstrates exemplary leadership within his or her organization, community and the nursing profession.

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Pamela Austin Thompson Early Careerist Award
Giancarlo Lyle-Edrosolo, DNP, RN, CENP | chief nursing officer, Providence Saint

Recognizes a nurse in executive practice who is an exemplary in supporting the professional development of colleagues by serving as a mentor or advisor. Embodies the definition of a mentor as a “trusted counselor or guide”.

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AONL Prism Award | Sponsored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
Akron Children’s Hospital, Ohio

Recognizes an organization or individual who has advanced diversity efforts within the nursing profession, organization or community. Diversity is the ability to hold multiple perspectives without judgment based on age, spirituality, cognitive/physical ability, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.

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AONL Foundation Nurse Researcher of the Year Award
Maria R. Shirey, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN | The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

The AONL Foundation Nurse Researcher Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to nursing and health systems research.

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AONL Affiliate Achievement Award
New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders

Recognizes an AONL Affiliate that promotes nursing leadership and its influence in the areas of the advancement of nursing practice, patient safety, quality, recruitment and retention, or another priority initiative and can serve as a model.

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