Some States are Busy, Have No Time to Send Nominations for Florence Nightingale Nurses Award

Nursing News India
Nursing News India

This is the second time when National Florence Nightingale Nurses Awards nomination deadline is extended. As per Indian Nursing Council, there are few states have not submitted the nominee names even after repeated reminders and requested states to expedite the entry submission to the State Level Selection Committee and then to Indian Nursing Council.

First extension date was 29th February, 2020 with notification of no further revisions. Later when no details received from all the participator states, now the deadline have been extended till 30th September, 2020.

National Florence Nightingale Awards (NFNA) ceremony could not commence due to COVID-19 situation. The extend of the deadline is directed by The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. In the past Ministry of Health and Family Welfare used to manage the award process but from 2020, this is transferred to Indian Nursing Council.

As per INC notification “National Florence Nightingale Awards are given as a mark of recognition for the meritorious services rendered by Nursing Professionals in the country.”

“The award is given to outstanding nursing personnel employed in Central, State/UTs, Private, Missionary and Voluntary Organizations. The award consists of Cash Prize of Rs. 50,000/-, a certificate and a Medal”

More details can be found in the PDF from Indian Nursing Council here.


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