Professional Development Committee

The charge of the NJENA Professional Development Committee is to solicit nominations for NJENA State Council leadership and achievement awards, select award winners, and present awards annually at the NJENA March State Council Meeting. The committee will assist with the applications to nominate New Jersey Candidates for national ENA Awards. Also, the committee will manage the NJENA Scholarship program.

Awards: NJENA members can submit an award nomination and the award nominee must be an ENA member. Documents describing each award and the nomination form are available at the end of this page. Please refer to each award for specific criteria for the award.

Scholarships: NJENA also offers academic and professional development scholarships. Please refer to our SOPs posted at the end of this page.

2018 Call for Professional Development Awards

NJENA is proud to recognize our outstanding members with Professional Development Awards.  NJENA members throughout the state are invited to submit nominations for their colleagues by Friday, February 2, 2018.   Click Here to access the professional development award nomination form.  Awardees will be recognized at our March NJENA State Council Meeting in Atlantic City. 


Click on the below links to get the award descriptions, criteria, and nomination requirements:

Advanced Practice Nurse Award

Clinical Nurse Leadership Award

Nurse Research Award

Nursing Education Award

Nursing Practice and Professionalism Award

Quality, Safety, and Injury Prevention Award

Rising Star Award

Team Award


Committee Members

Chairperson: Beth McFarland

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Dana Kerney
Bill Miller
Karen Donges
Barbara Conicello
Pat Nierstedt