NCCDP seeks CNA of the Year noms
In honor of National Nursing Assistant Week, recognized nationwide each year during the month of June, the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) is seeking nominations for its CNA of the Year award.
This nomination process is open to CNAs, HHAs, GNAs and PCAs who meet the following criteria:
- Must be a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a certified as either a CNA, PCA, HHA and or GNA in good standing.
- Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a healthcare-related setting such as a nursing home, assisted living community, adult day care, home care setting, hospice setting, hospital, rehab center, personal care home, 55-plus community, etc.
- Must have completed a state approved training course for either CNA, PCA, HHA, or GNA either at the place of employment, technical school or learning institution.
- Must be a full time employee.
- Must provide five letters of reference from coworkers or Department Managers. Three of the letters of reference must include a letter from each of these: the Administrator, the Director of Nursing and the Activity Director. One letter must come from a patient. If the patient is unable to do so, the family may write one on the family member’s behalf.
- The letters of reference must provide specific details and examples of the nominee's dedication to the long-term care field, leadership qualities, work ethic, professionalism, commitment to quality patient care, continued education and cross-departmental teamwork.
- Must provide examples of how the nominee exceeds what is expected on a day-to-day basis.
The award is $500. The deadline for submissions is May 30.
To access the application form, please visit the NCCDP website.
Pamela Tabar was editor-in-chief of I Advance Senior Care from 2013-2018. She has worked as a writer and editor for healthcare business media since 1998, including as News Editor of Healthcare Informatics. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Kent State University and a master’s degree in English from the University of York, England.