2024 Nursing Assistant Awards

The Nursing Professional Governance Organization (NPGO) proudly presents awards annually honoring different aspects of excellence in the nursing assistant role.

Award recipients are selected on the basis of peer reviewed nominations received by the NPGO Awards and Recognition Committee. Any Medical Center employee, NPGO Member, or UVA School of Nursing student may be the primary nominator for each of these awards. 

Award Categories include:
  • Patient Care Technician of the Year
  • Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year
  • Certified Medical Assistant of the Year
  • Specialty Technician of the Year

Nominees for this award should demonstrate the following:

  • KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Demonstrates exceptional acts of skill that go beyond the expected behaviors associated with providing competent and compassionate patient care. These skills include the communication between team members, patients, and families, as well as the safety and rehabilitation of our patients.
  • LEADERSHIP: Demonstrates forward-thinking that promotes growth and innovation within their work area. Successfully advocates for resources to support elements of relationship based care, and actively partners with patients and families to assess needs related to the patient experience, and employs problem-solving techniques to influence change within the organization. They are a leader on the unit, and are always looking for ways to better their practice as part of the care team.
  • EMPATHY AND INTERACTION: Nominee demonstrates sensitivity to diversity and the ability to provide care to patients with diverse values, beliefs and behaviors.  Applies available resources to meet patients’ social, cultural, and linguistic needs. This team member is kind, compassionate, and always ensures our patients and their family are involved and engaged in their own care.
  • TEAMWORK: This nominee is able to lead by example, and excels in a group setting. They are able to provide constant, effective, outcome-based care to each of their patients, and is able to jump-in and assist at all times. They are seen as a team player, and are an asset to the care team. 
They 2024 nomination cycle is open from Thursday, April 11, 2024 to 11:59pm on Thursday, May 9, 2024.