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AONL Prism Award


The Prism Award recognizes an organization who is a leader in advancing diversity and inclusion efforts within the nursing profession, health care organization or community. AONL recognizes diversity as the ability to hold multiple perspectives without judgement based on age, spirituality, cognitive/physical ability, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. This perspective supports and advances AONL Guiding Principles for Diversity in Health Care Organizations.

AONL developed the AONL Guiding Principles for Diversity in Health Care Organizations to guide nurse leaders in advocating for resources to implement and support a diversity and inclusion program, encouraging a commitment to education and leading diversity research initiatives based on performance improvement outcomes.

The Prism Award winning-organization will receive a $5,000 donation to support its diversity and inclusion initiative.

2022 Prism Award Winner
Eligibility Criteria
  • An organization nomination must be submitted by a current AONL member.
  • Current members of the AONL Board of Directors and AONL staff are not eligible.

The Prism Award is sponsored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).



Nomination Process

Any AONL member may nominate an organization for the award by submitting a form including the following attachments:

Selection Process

The Awards committee will select the Prism award winner using a Likert scale and the below submission criteria (D1 – 4; C1 – 7):

AONL Guiding Principles for Diversity in Health Care Organizations

AONL Nurse Executive Competencies