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CNA of the Year Information and Nomination Form
In honor of National Nursing Assistant Week which is recognized nationwide, each year during the month of June, the NCCDP is seeking nominations for CNA of the Year. This nomination process is open to CNA’s, HHA’s, GNA’s and PCA’s.
- Deadline to complete is: May 30th
- Email submissions only to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nominations will not be returned. Please make a copy for your records.
- YOU MUST PUT IN THE SUBJECT LINE: NOMINATION FOR CNA OF THE YEAR AND THE THEIR NAME.
- You must use the enclosed nomination form and submit with the form supporting documents which includes reference letters.
- All nominations will be reviewed by the NCCDP awards committee.
- The NCCDP winner will be announced in person. The organization is expected to bring the front line staff and the top management to the presentation. The organization is expected to take pictures and issue a press release.
- The candidate must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a health care related setting such as a nursing home, assisted living community, adult day care, home care setting, hospice setting, hospital, rehab center, personal care home, 55 plus community, etc.
- The candidate must be a CDP and a certified as either a CNA, PCA, HHA and or GNA in good standing.
- Must have completed a state approved training course for either CNA, PCA, HHA, or GNA either at the place of employment, technical school or learning institution.
- The candidate must be a full time employee.
- There must be 5 letters of reference from either or coworkers or Department Managers. Three of the letters of reference must include a letter from each; the Administrator, the Director of Nursing and the Activity Director. One letter must come from a patient, if unable to do so, the family may write one on the family member’s behalf.
- The letters of reference must provide specific details and examples of the nominee dedication to the long term care field, leadership qualities, work ethic, professionalism, commitment to quality for her patients and customers she serves, continued education, and how she is a team leader and works as a team not only with her department but other departments. Give examples how the nominee exceeds what is expected of her on a day to day basis.