Awards

Nominations for NAP's 2023 awards are now closed.

The deadline to submit a nomination was September 30, 2022. 

The winners will be recognized at our 2023 Forum March 30-April 1 in Washington, DC.

Nominations are accepted for the following awards:

Descriptions and criteria can be found below. 

NAP will also bestow the NAP Leadership Award in 2023. Nominations for the Leadership Award come from Council members; if you would like to recommend a non-member for the Leadership Award, please contact your Academy Chair or Vice Chair by July 25.

Questions about the awards process can be sent to:
Jess Campbell, NAP Project Coordinator
[email protected]  

2022 Nicholas A. Cummings Highest Distinguished Fellow Winner, Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, FNAP, FAAN

Named for the National Academies of Practice's Founder, the organization's highest award is presented annually to a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice who has demonstrated outstanding or extraordinary contributions to the National Academies of Practice and Interprofessional healthcare. 

  • Nominee must be a NAP Fellow
  • Nominator can be a NAP member or non-member (cannot self-nominate)
  • May be given annually (when a suitable candidate is nominated)
Nomination to include:
  1. Background on the nominee
  2. Nominee's CV
  3. Details on how they fit the award criteria
  4. Three additional letters of support are required as well. One of the letters of support must be from a non-NAP member. Each individual letter of support is not to exceed 2 pages in length. 

Creativity in Practice & Education Award

2022 Creativity in Practice and Education Award Winner, Thomas Jefferson University's Complex Care Curriculum 3 C's

2022 Creativity in Practice & Education Award Winner Thomas Jefferson University's Complex Care Curriculum "3 C's"

This award recognizes a person and/ or team who display creative solutions in interprofessional education and/or interprofessional practice, thereby achieving improvements in healthcare. 

  • Nominee(s) can be NAP members or non-members
  • Nominator can be a NAP member or non-member (and can be a member of a group that he/she is nominating)
  • May be given annually (when a suitable candidate is nominated)
Nomination to include:
  1. Name of project
  2. When the project started and how long has it been in place
  3. All participants involved
  4. Description of how this is a creative project and/or solution
  5. Description of how this project achieved improvements in healthcare
  6. Additional supporting documentation may be submitted 

Patient Advocacy Award

2022 Patient Advocacy Award Winner Dr. Anita Gupta

2022 Patient Advocacy Award Winner, Dr. Anita Gupta

This award recognizes a patient or care partner whose lived experience transformed him, her or them and how their lived experience transformed healthcare to enhance the well-being of others.

  • Nominee(s) cannot be a NAP member
  • Nominator can be a NAP member or non-member (and can be affiliated with or connected to the patient or care partner being nominated)
  • May be given annually (when a suitable candidate is nominated)

Nomination to include:

  1. Two (2) letters of recommendation: one (1) NAP member nominator letter and one (1) non-NAP member letter addressing the nominees interprofessional work and creative contribution, background on the nominee, and details on how they fit the award criteria
  2. At least one published work demonstrating the nominee's innovative collaborative work or contributions (publications, course resources, trainings, presentations including virtual, podcasts, webinars, etc)
  3. Additional supporting documentation may be submitted