Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll

The Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll was established in 2020 by the Department of Health as a signature event to celebrate “2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife”.

The Honour Roll recognises Tasmanian nurses and midwives who have made an outstanding contribution to their professions.

Message from the Chief Nurse and Midwife, Tasmania

As the Tasmanian Chief Nurse and Midwife, and on behalf of the Department of Health I am pleased to announce that nominations for the Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll are now open.

Many nurses and midwives do not seek acknowledgment of their contributions and achievements to the nursing and midwifery profession locally, nationally or internationally. However, it is important that we recognise and honour these Tasmanian nurses and midwives for their professional achievements, and their extraordinary careers.

It is anticipated that the Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll inductees will inspire and motivate future generations of nurses and midwives in their professional careers. Nominated nurses and midwives will be assessed by an independent judging panel. The judging panel will base their assessment on the nominee’s long standing and extraordinary contribution to the nursing and midwifery professions that exceeds what might be normally achieved in the course of their professional life.

The Honour Roll will deepen the community’s understanding of our professions and provides an opportunity to highlight historical and contemporary contributions of nurses and midwives in Tasmania, ensuring these achievements are given full recognition and not forgotten in the passage of time. It is an opportunity to pay our deepest respect to those who appear on the Tasmanian Honour Roll for Nurses and Midwives.

“May the nurses and midwives who have been inducted into the Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll in recognition of their lifetime achievement, inspire and motivate future generations of nurses and midwives in their professional lives and their contributions to our community.”

Associate Professor Francine Douce

Chief Nurse and Midwife, Tasmania

About the Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll

What is the Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll?

The Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll recognises nurses and midwives who have made a significant contribution to the professions.  These nurses and midwives will have made an extraordinary contribution which exceeds what might normally be expected during their professional careers.  Many nurses and midwives do not seek acknowledgment of their contributions so it important to recognise and honour them.

The Honour Roll encourages people in the community to discover more about the achievements made by Tasmanian nurses and midwives.  It also preserves their contributions and ensures they and their work is not forgotten. These contributions can be an inspiration for current and future of nurses and midwives.

Who Can be Nominated?

Nurses and midwives who were born, trained or who have worked a significant period of their professional career in Tasmania, and who have made a substantial contribution to nursing and midwifery professions can be nominated.

Some nurses and midwives who are inducted into the Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll may be recognised for their work at the “hands on” clinical level, while others may have had an impact on the nursing and midwifery profession in a different domain of professional practice. All nurses and midwives who are inducted to the Honour Roll are exemplary in their achievements and demonstrate an exceptional contribution to their profession and to the Tasmanian community.

The degree and value of the contribution, rather than merely length of service will be an important focus of the judging panel.

How Can I Nominate a Nurse or Midwife?

Nominees must be nominated by an individual other than themselves.  Posthumous and retiree nominations will be accepted.  All nominations must be submitted by two nominators.  The names and contact details of the nominators must be provided in the Honour Roll Nomination Form.  Additional supporting information such as newspaper articles, publications and testimonials can be provided when submitting the nomination.

The judging panel may contact the nominators to gain more information on the nominee's professional career.   Further information will not be sourced directly from the nurse or midwife who has been nominated.  All nominations are strictly confidential, and the information provided will only be used to assist the judging panel in considering the merits of the nomination.

The person being nominated will not be formally advised of their nomination.  Those who are successful will be advised in writing of their formal induction into the Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll.

Nomination Period

Nominations for the inaugural year have closed and inductees will be announced in May 2021.

Nominations for 2022 will open on the 1 January 2022.

Nomination Form

Nominations will only be accepted using the Honour Roll Nomination Form.  The form outlines the criteria for nomination and process to submit the application.

Assessment Process

A judging panel will be convened by the Office of the Chief Nurse and Midwife. The judging panel will review all nominees and make recommendations for induction to the Honour Roll.

The judging panel reserves the right to make decisions on how many nurses and midwives will be inducted.  There is no pre-determined number of inductees per year.  The decision to induct a nurse or midwife to the Honour Roll will be based on the nominee being deemed to meet the nomination criteria for this award.

More information

For more information about the Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll, please contact the Office of the Chief Nurse and Midwife via email ocnm@health.tas.gov.au or telephone (03) 6166 1570.

Nominating for the Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll

Eligibility Criteria

The Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll is open to all nurses and midwives who were born, trained, or who have worked a significant period of their professional career in Tasmania.  These nurses and midwives will have made an extraordinary contribution to their professions which exceeds what might normally be expected in the course of their professional careers.

Nominations for the inaugural year have closed and inductees will be announced in May 2021.  Nominations for 2022 will open on the 1 January 2022.

Nominees must be nominated by an individual other than themselves.  Posthumous and retiree nominations will be accepted.

How Can I Nominate?

  • Use the Honour Roll Nomination Form to nominate a nurse or midwife who meets the eligibility criteria
  • Address each criterion in the Honour Roll Nomination Form (using no more than 250 words per criterion)
  • Complete all fields in Honour Roll Nomination Form
  • Provide the names and contact details of the nominators
  • Submit the completed Honour Roll Nomination Form via email to ocnm@health.tas.gov.au
  • Ensure you have read and understood the Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll Terms and Conditions

Nomination Form

The Nomination Form will be available on the 1 January 2022.

Confidentiality

All nominations are strictly confidential, and use of the information provided will only be used to assisting the judging panel in considering the merits of the nomination.

The person being nominated will not be formally advised of their nomination.

Those who are successful will be advised in writing of their formal induction into the Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll.

Inductees of the Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll

2021

The judging panel are delighted to announce the inaugural inductees to the Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll.

The achievements and contributions made by the inductees to the nursing and midwifery professions and our communities are simply outstanding.  The inaugural inductees are an inspiration to current and future generations of nurses and midwives and showcase the opportunities available in these rewarding professions.

Congratulations to the 2021 inaugural inductees.

Please click on their names to read and learn about their professional careers.

Diana Butler OAM

Neroli Ellis

Colonel Nell Espie OAM (Posthumous)

Catherine Schofield

Terms and Conditions

  1. Nominees must be nurses or midwives who were born, trained or have worked a significant period of their career in Tasmania.
  2. Nominees must be nurses and midwives who have made an extraordinary contribution to their professions which exceeds what might normally be expected in the course of their professional careers.
  3. Nominators are required to address the specific criteria listed in the Honour Roll Nomination Form using no more than 250 words per criterion.
  4. All nominations will be treated with the strictest of confidence.
  5. All nominations are to be submitted via email as outlined on the Honour Roll Nomination Form.
  6. All nominations must be the original work of the nominators and be factually accurate.
  7. All nominations must be supported by two nominators.
  8. Additional supporting information such as newspaper articles, publications and testimonials can be provided when submitting the nomination.
  9. Nominators must complete all relevant details; incomplete nominations will not be considered.
  10. Self nominations will not be accepted.
  11. Posthumous and retiree nominations will be accepted.
  12. Complete nominations are to be received no later than midnight (AEDT) on 26 March 2021.  Any applications received after this deadline will be considered for the following year.
  13. A confirmation email will be sent to the nominator once the submission is received. If this is not received, the nomination has not been received.
  14. Only nominees who are to be inducted will be notified. Feedback to all other nominees will not be provided.
  15. The judging panel consists of senior nurses and midwives with extensive experience in nursing and midwifery.
  16. Any conflict of interests that arise from the judging panel will be declared and managed on merit by the chair of the panel.
  17. The selection process for inductees will be overseen by the Office of the Chief Nurse and Midwife, Tasmania. The decisions of the judging panel will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  18. The selection of inductees reflects the information available to the judging panel at the time of nomination. The Office of the Chief Nurse and Midwife, Tasmania reserves the right to withdraw an award if further information or the recipient's conduct draws the Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll into disrepute.
  19. The inductees will be announced in May 2021.
  20. All inductees will need to include consent to the use of any media/photos/submissions or any detail for future promotional purposes or publications.
  21. The Tasmanian Department of Health reserves the right to use any media/photos/submissions or any detail for promotional purposes and publications.

Contact 

For more information about the Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives Honour Roll, please contact the Office of the Chief Nurse and Midwife via email ocnm@health.tas.gov.au or telephone (03) 6166 1570.