Nominate a Nurse Leader for the 2019 McHugh Award * Submit by May 31st

Nominate a Nurse Leader for the 2019 McHugh Award * Submit by May 31st

The McHugh Award recognizes a DON or ADON who creates a supportive and engaged workplace environment by displaying excellent leadership skills while managing nursing and frontline staff.

Winner of the McHugh Award receives:

  • $1,000 to be used for professional development, and
  • A trip to the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo, which takes place Oct. 27-30 in San Diego.

May 31 is the deadline to complete an online nomination for the award.


The Joan Anne McHugh Award for Leadership in LTSS Nursing will be awarded to a DON or ADON who:

  • Demonstrates creative and innovative approaches to leadership in LTSS nursing.
  • Values and respects all levels of professional caregivers, and models and promotes this attitude among peers.
  • Facilitates meaningful collaboration among interdisciplinary team members.
  • Creates or implements practices at the organization to improve the workplace environment and support nursing and frontline staff.
  • Is instrumental in improving the recruitment and retention of the nursing and frontline staff.
  • Assists caregivers in understanding their relationship to the organization’s mission and goals.

Nominating organizations will be asked to submit a description of the nominee, a letter describing how the nominee meets the award’s selection criteria, 1 letter of recommendation from a nursing peer, 1 letter of recommendation from a direct care worker, and a letter from the nominee. More