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Champion Award

The purpose of the Champion Award is for the APSNA Board of Directors to honor an individual(s) who support(s) and promote(s) APSNA members in their pursuit of the organizational strategic vision.


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  1. Is a non-member of APSNA.
  2. Is not employed by APSNA.
  3. Nomination criteria activities may include but are not limited to APSNA advocacy, supporting APSNA members seeking leadership opportunities within the organization, promoting APSNA as a leader in high quality pediatric surgical nursing resources, and supporting efforts to strengthen APSNA membership recruitment/retention.

Recognition of Recipient(s):

  1. Invitation to attend the Founders Award Ceremony and Reception, with a guest, at the annual conference in order to receive an award of recognition (travel expenses not included).
  2. Announcement of award recipient and contributions will be published in the News You Can Use and on the website immediately after the annual conference.

How to Apply: 

Send the following information electronically to

  1. An online application will be submitted for all award nominations.
  2. All required elements will be turned in by the due date.
  3. Nominator will submit a letter of support (using the following criteria), which includes the nominee’s contact information.
  4. Name, institution, job title and contact information of nominator.

Application Dates: 

January 1 - December 31.

Awardee will be announced at the Founders Award Ceremony and Reception.

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2020 Recipient:

 Diana Farmer

Diana L. Farmer, MD

Dr. Farmer was nominated by two APSNA members Robyn Huey Lao and Karen Semkiw, current APSNA Treasurer. In the nomination letter Dr. Farmer is described as a pediatric surgical leader with a strong voice that shapes the pediatric surgical community globally and advocates for nursing, and the comprehensive care of the pediatric surgical patient.
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