ASPAN Gold Leaf and Shining Star Award Report for May 2019.
We are ineligible to apply for the Gold Leaf Award for 3 years since we won in 2018. The 2019 winner is TAPAN. (Texas). They now have won 4 times which is the most for any component.
There were 7 component applicants. There are mixed opinions about the changing of scoring and low applicant submission. I have written 3 applications now. I spent way too much time trying to get points that weren’t going to happen due to not knowing how the report was scored. Perhaps that is why components who knew they wouldn’t have enough points to be in the running didn’t submit.
We can apply again in 2021. That means we would start collecting our data in 2020. That’s all I will say in this now.
We did it again!
Technically-our “official membership number” on the date I was required to report made us 97% certified!!!!!
I reviewed a Component Gold Leaf Report that has a drawing for Shining Star Award. All Certified Nurses are eligible. Here’s an idea: We could have a drawing of the certified nurses registered at one of our conferences-say Spring and the winner could get our Shining Star award. ABPANC usually sends a bracelet for fall conference.
I know we are supposed to have an inventory report of where our Shining Star trophies are. We have now won 7 trophies. Do we know where they are?
I thank you for letting me write these reports.
Beth Cooper RN CPAN CAPA