The Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA) is a national professional nursing organization involved in home health care and hospice nursing practice, education, administration, and research.  HHNA provides leadership and a unified voice so that home care and hospice nurses may improve their specialty and influence with public policy.

Our Nurse of the Year Program

Nurse of the Year

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) annually calls for nominations to recognize the nation’s most caring, creative, and competent home care and hospice nurses – those who go above and beyond for their patients to make positive differences.  Our goal is to highlight the value of quality home-caregiving, and to reward service to the industry and fellow citizens.

To view the website highlighting all of our past winners, click here.

How it Works

Anyone may nominate any registered home care or hospice nurse to be considered.  Nominations are reviewed by a committee of HHNA members and the forum of State Associations.

We begin with a preliminary application, which requires:

  • A brief essay about the nurse’s relationship with a patient. Please follow the style used in the past winners stories;
  • Contact information of the nurse and the nominator;
  • First name of the patient for HIPAA compliance.

The reviewing committee will then be in touch with the nominator for further detail and consideration.

Begin Preliminary Application