The South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards publicly recognise and celebrate the significant contribution that nurses and midwives make to the healthcare outcomes of the broader South Australian community.

The Awards have become an integral part of the statewide nursing and midwifery calendar, culminating in an Awards Gala Dinner where finalists and winners come together to celebrate their achievements with their family, friends and colleagues.

Nominations are open to all nurses and midwives who are registered to practice with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), are employed and work in South Australia in the public, private, aged care or non-government sector at the time of their nomination. Detailed terms and conditions are listed further in this document.

Our nurses and midwives make a difference daily in a range of practice settings. Their knowledge and experience informs and strengthens clinical decision-making, evidence-based and person-centred care, teaching and learning practices, healthcare outcomes and policy reform. They play a vital role in the delivery of high standards of practice, lead and contribute in the design of innovative models of care, respond to the communities changing health needs, and provide the quality care that South Australians expect and deserve.

I encourage you to consider nominating a South Australian nurse, midwife or a team for a South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Award to acknowledge the difference they make to their peers, consumers, community and the wider professions.

Adj Assoc Prof Jennifer Hurley

Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer