Drexel University is accepting applications for the annual Bayada Awards for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice.
The award program, which was created in 2004 to acknowledge nurses who have made a significant contribution to nursing education or practice through the development and/or adoption of a new technology, offers a $10,000 prize to an educator or practicing health professional whose innovation leads to improved patient care and patient care outcomes, and to an educator or practicing health professional whose innovation leads to improved health professions education and student outcomes.
Entries will be judged on the technology's innovativeness and its impact on nursing education or direct patient care. The innovation must be new and be in use for six months or longer prior to submission of application. Applications must be submitted under one of the following categories:
1) Patient Care: improving efficiency of healthcare delivery, preventing/reducing errors, and improving outcomes,
2) Healthcare Education (both didactic and clinical): innovation in curricular delivery methods and improving student competency and learning outcomes.
See the Drexel University website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and profiles of past winners.