Awards and Recognition Committee











Congratulations
Grant recipients 2022 Dr Angela Simoes
and
Paulo Costa. Criteria for 2023 grants
Accepting applications from 1st June
till 1st November 2023.













European Recognition of Nursing Excellence in Research
Sigma Europe’s Award & Recognition committee feels that it is important to recognize members’ endeavors throughout the Biennium. Our fouth set of recognitions will give members the chance to honor a fellow member in these unprecedented times. Sigma's European Recognition of Nursing Excellence is based on the dedication to fostering high professional nursing standards, recognizing excellent achievement, emerging leadership, and inspiring creative and dedicated work ongoing. Recognitions will be conferred to nurses for their exceptional contributions in the fields of education, research and nursing practice.
Purpose
The Recognition of Nursing Excellence in Research recognizes a nurse, or group of nurses, who during and demonstrates self- motivation and fosters a practice environment that promotes and values creativity in research, questioning, data-based decision making, access and synthesis of new knowledge, and the use of innovations to improve practice and clinical outcomes.

Nominations for our 4th set of Recognitions for Nursing excellence will open on the 1st February 2023 & close 2nd of April  2023. Criteria here


Recipients of the 2022 Sigma European  recognitions.
Dr Joana Mendes

What this recognition means to you,   

This recognition brought meaning to all the barriers and challenges faced on my journey and made me believe that I am adding value to the nursing profession.

Message of encouragement you would like to leave to those present

If you are passionate about nursing (LOVE), developing your work outside of the box (COURAGE), and really want to move the nursing profession forward (HONOR), this is for you… apply next time!!

Dr Vitor Parolo

What this recognition means to you,   

It means I'm on the right track. The objective was and will continue to be to add small grains of sand that contribute to the appreciation and recognition of Nursing Sciences, seeking to anticipate needs and respond to new challenges with rigour, effectiveness, and efficiency.

Message of encouragement you would like to leave to those present. 

This recognition was only possible by keeping myself surrounded by people who transmit knowledge to me, encourage me to reflect critically, and serve as a reference model. Participating in collaborative projects undoubtedly allows for raising the current level. Alone we are effectively nobody.

Dr Liz Berragan

My sentence:

To be awarded the European Recognition of Nursing Excellence in Education 2022 is very exciting and drives me to continue working with students as partners in learning and research. 

My message of encouragement:

To those who search for authentic opportunities to transform student learning, my message is: be courageous, embrace the unknown, work with your students enabling them to take control of their learning. Above all, make healthcare learning a joyous and affirming experience of personal and professional discovery.

Prof Lia Flora

What this recognition  means to you:

 To be awarded the European Recognition of Nursing Excellence in Clinical Practice 2022 represents the fulfillment of a dream as a pediatric nurse.

Like in a perfect symbiosis, being a nurse makes me grow as a person and as a human being. On the other hand, my values and principles support me to be a better nurse. Being a nurse is for me the essence of a human being.

 The message of encouragement you would like to leave to those present:

Put a piece of you in everything you do. Keep strong and believe in yourself, respect your essence.


Sigma's European Awards for Nursing Excellence 2024

Sigma's European Awards for Nursing Excellence are based on the society's dedication to fostering high professional nursing standards, recognizing excellent achievement, emerging leadership, and inspiring creative work. Awards are conferred to nurses each biennium for their contributions in the fields of education, research and nursing practice. Criteria here for 2024

Opening nominations 1st May till Ist November 2023.


Congratulations      

Recipient Sigma European Research Award 2022

Prof Pedro Parreira

Recipient Sigma European Early Career Researcher 2022

Dr Camila BiazusCamila

Recipient Sigma European Clinical Practice Award 2022

Dr Tania Morgado

Recipient Sigma European Education Award 2022

Dr Joan Murphy


Sigma Europe’s Award & Recognition committee feels that it is important to recognize members’ endeavors throughout the Biennium. Our first set of recognitions will give members the chance to honor a fellow member in these unprecedented times. Sigma's European Recognition of Nursing Excellence during COVID-19 is based on the dedication to fostering high professional nursing standards, recognizing excellent achievement, emerging leadership, and inspiring creative and dedicated work during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Recognitions will be conferred to nurses for their exceptional contributions in the fields of education, research and nursing practice.
Congratulations to our recipients of the recognitions endeavours 2021: Raluca Oaten (Clinical Nursing Practice),
Dr Alina Kushkyan ( Education ) & Paulo Costa, Filip Santos and Cristina Costeira (Research)

Terms of Reference of the committee.

Awards and Recognitions: This committee positions:

  • Educate and assist chapters with award criteria and submission.
  • Serve as a regional judge for awards.
    • Showcase of Regional Excellence and Chapter Key Award
  • Provide advice and information about additional SIGMA level awards.
  • Serve as a resource and encourage chapters to create awards at the chapter level.
  • European Region Awards: Nursing excellence in research, education, clinical practice& beginning career researcher/educationalist.
  • European Region Recognition endeavours: Nursing excellence in research, education & clinical practice.
  • Review the Scholarships for the European Regional Development Fund & advise the European Regional committee.
Members of the committee are: Filipe Santos, Julie Churchill, Boris Iliac, Nina Eikman, Mirko Prosen, Sue Green, (Chair) MLLuiking. Ruth Lerihan & Cristina Martins.

 

Sigma's European Awards for Nursing Excellence are based on the society's dedication to fostering high professional nursing standards, recognizing excellent achievement, emerging leadership, and inspiring creative work. Awards are conferred to nurses each biennium for their contributions in the fields of education, research and nursing practice.

Congratulations to our 2020 recipients Marcia Pestana Santos ( Excellence in Nursing Practice Award), Prof Peter Vermier ( Excellence in Nursing Education Award) & Prof Jan Dewing ( Excellence in Nursing Research Award). A Waterford Crystal vase was also given to the recipients as a small touch of appreciation for their work.





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Sigma Europe’s Award & Recognition committee feels that it is important to recognize members’ endeavors throughout the Biennium. Our first set of recognitions will give members the chance to honor a fellow member in these unprecedented times. Sigma's European Recognition of Nursing Excellence during COVID-19 is based on the dedication to fostering high professional nursing standards, recognizing excellent achievement, emerging leadership, and inspiring creative and dedicated work during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Recognitions will be conferred to nurses for their exceptional contributions in the fields of education, research and nursing practice.
Congratulations to our recipients of the recognitions endeavours 2020: Sandra Karabatic (Clinical Nursing Practice),
Bournmouth University Faculty of Nursing, United Kringdom ( Education ) & Nursing Team of the Health Sciences Research Unit, Coimbra. Portugal.