We’re excited to honor our extraordinary Western New York nurses who go above and beyond to deliver compassionate care.

2021 award nominations are open!

The Professional Nurses Association of Western New York invites you to nominate a nurse who’s making a difference.

Nominations are open now through March 5.

Nurse of Distinction

Presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the nursing profession and to the field of nursing. 

Nurse of Distinction in Education

Presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the nursing profession and to the field of health care in the role of nursing faculty or staff nurse educator. 

New this year! Community Recognized Distinguished Nurse

During a year where Covid-19 impacted every aspect of healthcare, this award honors a Western New York nurse who went above and beyond for their patients and community.

Outstanding Staff Nurse Award

Sponsored by West Herr Automotive Group, nurses recognized for this award exemplify the ideals of the nursing profession in care, patient and family education and more.

Ruth T. McGrorey Award

This award recognizes nurses not only for their impact in the field, but for their innovation, leadership and representation of the nursing profession.

Established in 1919, the Professional Nurses Association of Western New York promotes professional nursing and nurses in our area. Nominees must be active members of the association to be considered, except for the Distinguished Community Nurse category.

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