About the Award
In 2010 the ICN Membership Inclusiveness/ Representativeness Award was established to acknowledge NNAs’ improvement in the NNA coverage to demonstrate inclusiveness and representativeness.
There are three categories as follows:
- Bronze for NNA representing 25+% of the number of nurses in a country;
- Silver for NNA representing 50+% of the number of nurses in a country;
- Gold for NNA representing 75+% of the number of nurses in a country.
These awards are given once per quadrennium during the CNR in non-election year and once only per NNA per level. The award presentation takes place at the CNR in non-election year.
ICN in good standing members and which include more than 25%, 50% and 75% of the nurses in a country are eligible for these awards.
Nominations and Selection
There is no nomination for this award. The three lists of recipients are established based on the data provided to ICN from the NNA (through profiles and census forms) over the four years preceding the presentation of the award or from other surveys when profiles data is missing or questionable.
The selection is made by the ICN Board upon recommendation of the ICN Award Committee.
The first Membership Inclusiveness Awards were given during the CNR held in Malta in 2011.
The Membership Inclusiveness Gold Awards recognising the achievement of including more than 75% of national nurses in the NNAs were given to :
- The Danish Nurses' Organization
- The Icelandic Nurses Association
- The Korean Nurses Association
- The Norwegian Nurses Organisation
- The Ordem dos Enfermeiros in Portugal
- The Swedish Association of Health Professionals
The Membership Inclusiveness Silver Awards recognising the achievement of including more than 50% of the national nurses into the NNAs were given to:
- The Collegi d'Infermeres i Llevadores in Andorra
- The Royal College of Nursing, Australia
- The Consejo General de Colegios Oficiales de Enfermería de España
- The Eritrean Nurses Association
- The Fiji Nursing Association
- The Ghana Registered Nurses Association
- The Japanese Nursing Association
- The New Zealand Nurses' Organisation
- The Taiwan Nurses Association
The Membership Inclusiveness Bronze Awards recognising the achievement of including more than 25% of the national nurses into the NNAs were given to:
- The Nurses Association of Botswana
- The Canadian Nurses Association
- The Finnish Nurses Association
- The National Nurses Association of Kenya
- The Malta Union of Midwives & Nurses
- The Democratic Nursing Organization of South Africa (DENOSA)
- The Association Suisse des Infirmières/Infirmiers.