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Assembly on Nursing Mentorship Award

NEW AWARD in 2023


The purpose of this award is to recognize exceptional contributions to mentoring and training of early career individuals in research and/or clinical practice. We encourage applications from: 1) Midcareer individuals (e.g. 6 + years since completion of post graduate training) who have mentored undergraduate and/or graduate students in research and/or clinical care; 2) senior investigators who have mentored pre- and/or post-doctoral scholars and; 3) early career faculty and clinicians. Individuals with a record of mentoring interdisciplinary and interprofessional colleagues and/or mentoring efforts that achieve a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment in nursing are preferred. We encourage applications from nominees with diverse backgrounds.

Materials for nomination:

  • Nominees CV which includes any scholarly or service activities of applicant within ATS
  • Table that lists current and past mentees including mentee’s current employment/position and number of products (e.g. grant funding, publications, educational attainment or other relevant metrics)
  • Nomination letter by one or more mentees describing the track record of successful mentorship, impact on career development and career advancement of the mentee
  • Personal statement (1 page max) describing scoring criteria (teaching/mentoring contributions including documented success in how their mentorship has supported the attainment of a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment in their institution, research setting or clinical setting, participation in ATS assembly or ATS activities).


a. Registered nurse

b. ATS nursing assembly member for at least one year

Scoring metric:

a. Mentoring experience

b. Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary mentorship

c. Efforts to achieve diverse, equitable and inclusive environment in nursing  

Scoring scale:

a. Mentoring experience: evaluated by number of mentees, quality of mentoring (as described by mentees) or years spent in a mentorship role. Those with multiple mentees, over a long period of time and with exceptional descriptions of their mentoring capabilities will be scored higher (5/5) than those with 1-2 mentees and weak nomination letters (1/5)

b. Interprofessional/interdisciplinary mentorship: evaluated by the nominees commitment to mentoring nurses and other interprofessional and interdisciplinary colleagues. Individuals who have worked with mentees from diverse disciplines and subspecialties (e.g., physicians, social workers, nurse clinicians) will be scored higher than those who have mentored nurse researchers in academia only.



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