Clinical Neonatal Nurse Excellence Award

2024 Nominations open on Monday 3 June and close on Monday 24 June.

ACNN members are invited to nominate colleagues for the Clinical Neonatal Nurse Excellence Award, in recognition of their dedication and work which exemplifies the ACNN National Standards for Neonatal Nurses.

Nominated neonatal nurses will have made a substantial contribution to neonatal nursing in one of more of the following areas:

  • Clinical Practice
  • Clinical Education
  • Clinical Research

Nomination Process

  • The nomination document will be available soon. This word document asks for details of the nominee and their contribution to clinical practice, education or research 
  • Email the nomination to the Professional Officer, at


  • The winner will receive $1000 in recognition of their achievement and the nominator of the winner receives $100
  • Winner will be announced on 15th August as part of our International Neonatal Nurses Day celebrations
  • All Neonatal Nurses who receive a nomination will be acknowledged and receive a certificate of appreciation.

Key dates

  • Nominations close 5 pm 24 June 2024. 

Inquires and nominations to the Professor Officer at

Updated 26 February 2024