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 submission of the annual census form is essential in order to enable assessment of the improvement in membership coverage.
The selection is made by the ICN Board upon recommendation of the ICN Award Committee.
The Membership Inclusiveness Awards 2015, organised in three categories was attributed as follows:
- The recipients of the Membership Inclusiveness Gold Awards to recognise the achievement of including more than 75% of national nurses in the NNAs are:
- Bulgarian Association of Health Professionals in Nursing
- Asociación Nacional de Enfermeras de El Salvador
- Association of Health Workers of Serbia
- Nurses and Midwives Association of Slovenia
- The recipients of the Membership Inclusiveness Silver Awards to recognise the achievement of including more than 50% of the national nurses into the NNAs are:
- Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation
- Cyprus Nurses and Midwives Association
- Canadian Nurses Association
- The recipients of the Membership Inclusiveness Bronze Awards to recognise the achievement of including more than 25% of the national nurses into the NNAs are:
- Nurses Association of Macau
- Order of Nurses in Lebanon
- Barbados Nurses Association Inc.
- Guyana Nurses Association
- Nurses Association of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
- Asociación Nacional de Enfermeras de Panamá