Health Ministry invites nominations for Florence Nightingale Nurses Award 2018
New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released a notification inviting the nominations for National Florence Nightingale Nurses Award for the year of 2018.
The National Florence Nightingale Nurses Award are given as a mark of recognition for the meritorious services rendered by the nurses and nursing professionals in the country.
This award is presented on 12th of May every year by Hon'ble President of India as 12th May is celebrated all over the world as " International Nurses Day" on the occasion of birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. The next award ceremony will be held on 12th May 2018.
In the above connection, the Health Ministry has informed that the work relating to organizing the National Florence Nightingale awards 2018 has now been transferred by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Nursing Section) to Indian Nursing Council and as such all correspondence in this regard is to be addressed now to Indian Nursing Council. Further, the nomination for the Award will be scrutinized by a Committee headed by lion'ble Justice Shri Gopala Gowda, former Justice of Supreme Court of India.
The award is given to outstanding Nursing personnel employed in Central, State/UTs, Private, Missionary and Voluntary Organizations. The award consists of Cash Award of Rs. 50,000/- a certificate and a Medal. Apart from the Nursing Personnel working in the State, Central, Autonomous institutions, the Nursing Personnel working in. Private, Missionary and Voluntary Organisations are also eligible for the National Florence Nightingale Nurses Award and their application may also be forwarded after considering it in State Level Selection Committee in accordance with the laid down procedure, subject to their fulfilling the requirements.
Selection criteria, applications form, instructions for preparing the resume of the nominee, composition of the State Level Selection Committee and procedure for selection of nominees for the award are attached in the released notification. The lists of names are to be finalized by the State Level Selection Committee headed by Secretary, Health and Family Welfare as indicated in the notification.
Check out the other details and application form in the attached PDF below