Competence in Aging Award

Updated:Dec 30,2013

Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing and the Atlantic Philanthropies, Inc.

Nomination Deadline:  The Awards deadline has passed. Applications are no longer being accepted.

The Competence in Aging Award recognizes members of the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing who have distinguished themselves in promoting competence in caring for the elderly cardiovascular or stroke patient through teaching, research and/or practice.

The award is supported by the Nurse Competence in Aging, a five-year initiative funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies (USA) Inc., awarded to the American Nurses Association (ANA) through the American Nurses Foundation (ANF).  It represents a strategic alliance between the ANA, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University College of Nursing.

Award Information (click on the sections below for more information)

  • Applicant must be actively engaged in research, teaching or practice related to the care of elders.
  • Applicant must be a member of the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing at the time of application. Applicants needing to join the AHA should do so by May 30.
  • Applicant can be at any career stage, but must have evidence of sustained contribution to the field of aging.
  • Applicant must hold a full-time position.
  • Award recipients are not eligible to compete in subsequent years.
  • The chosen awardee must agree to attend the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions and the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing annual dinner.

All nominations must be received through the Council Awards Application System by The Awards deadline has passed. Applications are no longer being accepted.   Please submit nominations as early as possible before the deadline.  Candidates needing to join the AHA should do so by May 30 for the membership to be processed in time for the Application System to permit submission by the deadline. 

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