Is completing an award nomination form complicated and time consuming?
The MAOHN awards process was revised in 2009 with the intent to make the nomination process easier;
It can be submitted online or by mail. In either case, if a resume, documents or other
supporting information is included in the nomination, the process of entering information will be
considerably shorter. In addition, the information requested was changed to favor nominating
someone other than yourself.
What are the benefits of the MAOHN awards and why should I participate?
MAOHN members and Occupational Health Nurses in general, are often not recognized for the dedication and commitment to their profession.
MAOHN Awards provide an opportunity to reward the services provided by these dedicated leaders.
Can I surprise a fellow MAOHN member by nominating them for an award that I feel they deserve?
YES - The award application process allows for individuals to submit nominations for other people. However, the person submitting
the nomination will need provide adequate information about the nominee that they may/may not have access to. If the intent of the
submission is to surprise the nominee, this information should be noted when the application is submitted.
When will award winners be presented with their award?
MAOHN Awards are typically presented during a fall MAOHN member meeting.
Who is eligible to nominate a MAOHN member for an award?
Any current MAOHN, including retirees, may nominate themselves or another MAOHN member for an award.
Can prior award recipients be nominated again?
YES - But only for an award they have not previously received.
Can a MAOHN member be nominated for more than one award?
YES - There are no limitations to the number of times someone can be nominated. However, they may only be recognized once for each award.
Is there a deadline for submitting award applications?
MAOHN accepts award submissions at all times throughout the year. However, the awards selection committee will determine when to
cutoff applications for the current year, so that those received can be considered for an award to be presented the following September.
Typically, the cut off time occurs in mid to late summer, for awards to be presented the following fall.
How will I know if my nomination is accepted as an award winner?
A confirmation is sent to all individuals who submit a nomination for a MAOHN award. Once the decision has been made regarding the award
winner, the submitter is notified of the decision at that time.
Who determines the award winners from the applications received?
The MAOHN President selects 3-5 individuals to participate as an Award Selection Committee. These members may include past award winners or
members at large. This Committee reviews all nominations received and award requirements before making the final decision on the award winners.