Madison Magazine Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Nurses

Madison Magazine’s Top Nurses 2020: Spotlighting the Courageous and Caring Nurses During COVID-19

Do you know a nursing professional who has gone above and beyond the call of duty during the COVID-19 pandemic? Do you know a nurse who has positively and significantly impacted the health of our community during this global health crisis?

This year reminded us just how important our nurses are, and how their work never stopped as we navigated the coronavirus pandemic. Madison Magazine is seeking nominations for Madison’s Top Nurses to expand the public’s understanding of the profession of nursing and its role in the community’s health, safety and wellbeing. This year, we are particularly requesting nominations for nurses who have shown outstanding bravery, commitment and care during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Nominations will be accepted in each of these three categories:

Practice: This award highlights outstanding clinical practice. It may include application of new evidence, education and development, and interdisciplinary relationships, as examples.

Leadership: This award will be given to leaders who demonstrate the vision, influence and knowledge to lead to meet the demands of the future. Recognition will focus on managers who create the systems and environment to support nursing excellence.

Innovation: This award will be granted to individuals or teams who are improving practice through innovation and improvement. Recipients might include researchers who are generating new knowledge and evidence, nurses who are making improvements to care processes, and nurses who are innovating to improve outcomes.

Categories were selected based on the framework provided by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Magnet

Recognition’s standard for excellence in nursing practice.

Eligibility requirements:

   Nominations are limited to licensed registered nurses.

   Geographical boundaries are Dane County and the surrounding counties of Columbia, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock and Sauk

   The nominations period runs from June 15 to Aug. 17, 2020

How to nominate a nurse:

Please email a short, yet detailed, letter of nomination (under 300 words) and headshot photo of the nurse you’re nominating to Digital Content Editor Maija Inveiss at Be sure to include the award category you’d like the nurse to be considered for, plus your name, title and organization where you work.

Questions to consider when nominating:

  1. How did this nurse’s daily work change because of COVID-19?
  2. How did this nurse go above and beyond to care for or support COVID-19 patients and staff?
  3. Did this nurse demonstrate skill/innovation that improved COVID-19 care? How so?

If you have any questions contact Maija Inveiss at