Nursing Recognition and Rewards

Nursing recognition at Nicklaus Children's Hospital is designed with the ongoing goal of empowerment in nursing through the leadership and dedication of the staff to nursing excellence.

Various employee recognitions are given to staff throughout the year for their consistent dedication to excellence. Some of the various recognitions are:

  • Daisy Awards and PETALS
  • Certified Nurses Breakfast
  • Going the Extra Mile campaign
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Star of the Month
  • External Awards and Recognitions
  • Preceptor Recognitions
  • Nurse Resident Recognitions
  • Management Forum Recognitions
  • HAC Recognitions
  • Nurse's Week Awards
    • Nurse of the Year
    • Nurse "Rookie" of the Year
    • Outreach Nurse of the Year
    • Preceptor Nurse of the Year
    • Support Staff of the Year
    • Inter-professional Nurse of the Year
    • Scholar Nurse of the Year
    • Team of the Year
    • Nurse Leader of the Year

The departmental recognition programs help to engage employees as well as our patients and family members to recognize each other on a unit level.

Compensation Rewards

  • Striving Towards Exemplary Professional Practice (STEPP): the nursing professional ladder that provides staff nurses across all settings with a professional development and monetary incentive to go above and beyond in their practice, education, and professionalism. Nurses are given points in a variety of categories to promote nursing professionalism including: education, professionalism, clinical skills, experience, certification, special projects and councils. These points are accumulated during the nurse’s annual evaluation as one of the components on performance appraisal and merit increases.
  • Success Sharing: an employee incentive plan to drive service and clinical excellence. Nicklaus Children's Hospital rewards employees when the hospital achieves its performance targets for patient satisfaction, clinical and operational excellence.