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Assembly on Nursing Early Career Achievement Award

The award will be given to a Nursing Assembly member who has made outstanding contributions relevant to nursing in the area(s) of research, clinical care, teaching, and/or service. The award recognizes individuals who have made valuable contributions focused on patient and family responses related to pulmonary conditions, critical illness, or sleep disorders early in his or her career. The awardee will be presented with a framed certificate at the annual Nursing Assembly meeting during the ATS International Conference.


  • Registered Nurse
  • Must be no more than Assistant Professor level, and either less than 10 years after earning a doctoral degree, or less than 10 years since initially becoming a full member of ATS, whichever is earliest.
  • Shows commitment and support of the Nursing Assembly, and to the ATS.
  • Member of the Nursing Assembly (preference is given to a primary member)
  • Letter of nomination from a member of the Nursing Assembly documenting how the applicant meets the scoring criteria. Additional letters of support from peers, mentors, and colleagues may be submitted with the nomination but are not required.
  • A CV from the candidate, not to exceed 4 pages, that addresses research, clinical care, teaching, and/or service.
  • A copy of at least one publication, consisting of either a published abstract, dissertation abstract, or short summary of the capstone project if no published manuscript is available.

Past Recipients of the Assembly on Nursing Early Career Achievement Award:

2020 - Jennifer Seaman, PhD, RN
2019 - Deena Kelly Costa, PhD, RN
2018 - Jill Lynn Guttormson, PhD
2017-  Rebecca Disler, PhD, MSc, BSc, BN, RN
2016 - Nina Elise Bracken, ACNPC, MSN
2015 - Jiyeon Choi, PhD, RN