Each year, the Power of Nursing Leadership celebrates exceptional nurse leaders with the Joan L. Shaver Outstanding Illinois Nurse Leader Award and SAGE Awards. We invite you to nominate an exemplary nurse for one of the following.
Joan L. Shaver Outstanding Illinois Nurse Leader Award
The Joan L. Shaver Outstanding Illinois Nurse Leader is highly influential in shaping quality health care in the state of Illinois. The award is named after UIC College of Nursing Dean Emerita Dr. Joan Shaver, who established the Power of Nursing Leadership event in 1998 to celebrate excellence in nursing. This award honors the hard work, commitment and dedication necessary to serve the health care needs of the people of Illinois through supremely skilled leadership and the courage to break through barriers. It symbolizes the celebration of individual achievement and represents excellence in nursing leadership for our state.
To nominate an outstanding leader for the Joan L. Shaver Outstanding Illinois Nurse Leader, please submit the nomination form and letters of support by 10:00 AM on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.
A SAGE makes a Significant impact as an Advisor who influences and shapes the careers of others by: sharing wisdom and experiences and offering possibilities; acting as a Guide who helps others along their career paths toward leadership opportunities; offering Enlightenment through challenges that urge others to grow and take risks as role models, facilitators and mentors. The purpose of the SAGE Award is to spotlight nurses who mentor and support leadership of today while always looking for ways to mentor the nurse leaders of tomorrow.
To nominate someone who embodies the qualities of a SAGE, please submit the nomination form and letter of support by 10:00 AM on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.
The selection process for the Joan L. Shaver Outstanding Illinois Nurse Leader and SAGE Award is administered by the Power of Nursing Leadership Host Committee. Host Committee members and previous award recipients are ineligible for nomination. See previous award recipients here.
Pinnacle Nurse Leader Recognition
One of the highlights of the Power of Nursing Leadership event is the tribute to those recognized by their organizations as extraordinary nurse leaders. Organizations that purchase tables are invited (but not required) to select one of their table guests as an extraordinary nurse leader for recognition at the event (one per table). Please see the information and instructions for details, including materials requested for Pinnacle Leaders who will be honored. Materials are due by noon on October 18, 2019.