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‘Kim Mo Im Policy Innovation and Impact Award 2017 for Nurses’ by Idowu Olabode : August 11, 2016, 07:44:27 PM
About Kim Mo Im Dr. Kim Mo Im is a pioneer and an evolutional leader in various areas for social and health development. She was the first nurse in Korea appointed to Minister of Health. She was a member of the World Health Organization Expert Panel of Nursing for 20 years and ICN President from 1989 to 1993.

Her contribution is aptly described by many international awards including the WHO Health Prize and Nightingale Medal.

Dr. Kim donated all her personal assets to Yonsei University and, in her honor,the University established a nursing research institute bearing her name.

In 2015,Dr. Kim received the Yu Ilhan Prize, which is given biannually to a person who has made significant contributions to national and social advancement while leading a most exemplary life for all to emulate. Dr. Kim decided to donate the entire prize money in the amount of $100,000 combined with additional funds from the Kim Mo Im Nursing Advancement Fund and donations from her personal assets. Her tremendous generosity has led to the establishment of this new ICN award in collaboration with the Kim Mo Im Institute for the Studies of Nursing at Yonsei University.

About the Kim Mo Im Policy Innovation and Impact Award

•The award will be granted once every two years to a nurse who has demonstrated policy innovation and impact.

•The award will be presented every two years at the ICN Congress Opening Ceremony.

•The award will be focusing on a key global issue of the time and ICN established strategy.

•The first award will be granted as of 2016 to be presented at the ICN Congress in Barcelona in 2017.

•The award recipient will be invited to be one of the keynote speakers at the Kim Mo Im Policy Innovation and Impact Lecture at the ICN CNR or Congress.

•The awardee will receive a US$10,000 grant for advancing the innovative policy project.

The purpose of this award is to provide support to continue to advance and/or enhance the innovation.

‘Kim Mo Im Policy Innovation and Impact Award 2017’

Eligibility Criteria
1.A nominee must be a Nurse according to ICN definition and qualified and authorised in her country to practise as a nurse.
2.A nominee must be a member in good standing of a national nurses’ association (NNA) in membership with the International Council of Nurses (ICN).
3.A nominee must demonstrate an outstanding achievement and impact in nursing and/or health and public policy innovation regarding health care and/ or education.
4.The specific policy innovation must focus on a key global issue and be related to the established strategy of ICN.
5.A group of two or three nurses who have collaborated on the same project may be nominated together as a group nominee ( the project leader identified in the nomination form will represent the Group at the ICN Congress).
6.Members of the Boards of Directors of ICN, FNIF and ICNF and any employees of these organisations may not make or support nominations, nor be nominated themselves.
7.Application will be evaluated against the four following criteria: Level of the innovation,Implementation magnitude
Potential impact: local, national, international Proposal

These criteria will be assessed by the Selection Committee on the basis of the information provided in the official nomination form:
description of the innovation,its implementation and evaluation, next phase and how the award would be used, as well as the supporting documents presented and other information requested in the nomination form.

Nomination and Selection Procedure

1.Nominations must be submitted on the official nomination form, available from ICN or an ICN member association, in one of the ICN working languages (English, French or Spanish) by 30 September 2016.
2.Nominations can be self-nominative or made by an individual or group of individuals (including NNA). Anyone individual or group of individuals may submit only one nomination.
3.Nominations may be submitted by individuals or groups of individuals with the exception of current members of the Boards of Directors and staff of ICN, FNIF and ICNF.
4.Nominations must be sent to ICN together with a certificate that the nominee is a member of an ICN member association.
5.All nomination forms must bear the signature of the nominee(s), confirming their consent to be nominated.
6.The nature of the specific innovation and its significance must be fully documented.
7.Together with the official nomination form, a letter from a person of authority related to the innovation is required.
8.A winner may not be nominated again. However, nominees unsuccessful in a previous competition may be re-nominated.
9.The nominee selected and her/his national nurses’ association will be notified of the result immediately after the selection is made.

All nominees will be notified shortly thereafter. A press release will be then issued to announce the name of the recipient.‘Kim Mo Im Policy Innovation and Impact Award 2017’

National Nurses Association Responsibilities

Announce to their members the availability of the award, and the conditions attached to it: distribute the nomination package, including
Nomination Form,
Award Description,
Criteria and Selection Procedure.
Publicise the recipient of the award once the selected nominee and NNA have been informed.
The Kim Mo Im Award Selection Committee (2016-2021)
 Co-Chairs:
Dr Euisook Kim, Professor Emeritus Yonsei University College of Nursing; and
Dr Judith Shamian, ICN President 2013-2017
Members of the Selection Committee:
Prof.Rowaida Al-Ma’aitah, Jordan University of Science and Technology, and Advisor to HRH Princess Muna Al-Hussein for Health and Community Development
Prof.Sheila D. Tlou, Director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa
Dr Afaf I. Meleis, Professor of Nursing and Sociology and Former Dean University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Dr Frances A. Hughes, ICN Chief Executive Officer
Mr Peter Požun for the period 2016-2017, Member of the ICN Board

All materials received for consideration by the
Selection Committee will be treated as confidential. Incomplete form(s) will not be submitted to the Committee.
The Committee will consider all completed nominations as submitted and present a report with its recommendations to the ICN Board of Directors. The report will include a rationale for the recommendations made and the ICN Board will make the final selection
Presentation of the Award

Presentation of the award will be made during the Opening Ceremony of the ICN Congress.
The recipient will receive a US$ 10,000 award for advancing the innovative policy project.
The recipient will be presented with a certificate.
Travel expenses will be covered for the winner (transportation in economy fare and accommodation).
The recipient will receive free registration to the ICN Congress.
The recipient will be asked to be the keynote speaker of the Kim Mo Im Policy Innovation and Impact Lecture during the ICN CNR or Congress reflecting on the global issues recommended by ICN.
The innovation and use of the award will be published in a booklet addressed to the nursing community for further dissemination of the innovation and accountability of the use of the award funds.


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