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 50 state winners, click here.

How it Works

Anyone may nominate any registered nurse to be considered for the state-level certificate.  State winners will be considered for the national winner and top finalists.  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, contact information of the nominator, and just the 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