The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) issues a call for Florence Nightingale Medal nominations to all the national societies every other year during the fall of even years (e.g. 2014, 2016) and announces Medal recipients the following spring. A committee of American Red Cross nurses reviews all U. S. nominations and submits nominees who meet the eligibility criteria to the ICRC for consideration. Nominations for 2019 will be accepted in the fall of 2018. Application information will be posted at that time.
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U.S. nominees must be active registered nurses or nursing aides who are volunteers or employees of an American Red Cross unit or affiliated/partner agency/organization. Nominators are asked to give examples of the nominee’s activities that:
- Show courage and compassion
- Meet the needs of the injured, sick or otherwise vulnerable
- Have served to improve the quality of care and/or of staff training
American Red Cross recipients receive their Florence Nightingale Medals at an American Red Cross ceremony.