Executive Awards

The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is pleased to honor nurses who are committed and passionate about the profession of nursing and improving patient care.

AMSN presents two awards whose recipients are selected by the Board of Directors. The Anthony J. Jannetti Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Health Care was established in 1996 by the Board of Directors and the Presidents Award was established by the AMSN Past Presidents in 2005.

These awards may be presented annually when a nominee meets the award criteria. If there are no nominees meeting the criteria, the award will not be presented.

The Anthony J. Jannetti Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Health Care: “The Tony Award”

The Anthony J. Jannetti Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Health Care: “The Tony Award”Purpose

The Anthony J. Jannetti Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Health Care is the most prestigious award presented by AMSN.

“The Tony Award,” as it is affectionately called, was established in honor of Anthony J. Jannetti in recognition of the support Tony has provided to the profession of nursing and to the formation of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.

Just as Tony has provided extraordinary support of nursing, the purpose of this award is to recognize the extraordinary contributions of a nurse towards the enhancement of health care. It is intended to acknowledge a nurse who has made a significant impact on nursing specifically and health care as a whole.

Award Criteria 

The recipient of the Anthony J. Jannetti Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Health Care:

  • Promotes excellence in medical-surgical nursing care through clinical practice, research, education or administration.
  • Enhances the image of the profession of nursing.
  • Advances health care thru effective communication.
  • Demonstrates leadership through implementation of creative strategies and innovations.
  • Recognized as an outstanding nursing leader.

Award Specifics

  • A non-transferable complimentary convention registration
  • Reimbursement for transportation to attend the AMSN Annual Convention
  • Three nights lodging at the annual convention
  • An inscribed commemorative item

Recipients

View past Anthony J. Jannetti “Tony” Award recipients.

Read about Anthony J. Jannetti.

The Presidents Award

Purpose

This award is in recognition of extraordinary service to AMSN. AMSN presidents dedicate much time, energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the benefit of the association. Likewise, volunteers dedicate their time and talents to the benefit of AMSN. This award is in recognition of a member who consistently volunteers their time and has made significant outstanding contributions in assisting AMSN achieve its strategic goals.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Presidents Award the candidate must:

  • Be a current AMSN member in good standing.
  • Consistently volunteer his/her time in a creative efficient manner.
  • Have served in a leadership role in the organization.
  • Have made outstanding contributions to AMSN.
  • Exemplify the mission and values of AMSN.

Award Specifics

  • A non-transferable complimentary convention registration
  • $1,000 educational grant to be used for expenses to attend the convention
  • An inscribed commemorative item

Recipients

View past Presidents Award recipients.