AAOHN 2023 Lillian G. Carter Humanitarian Award Application

Purpose: To recognize a leader in the profession of occupational and environmental health nursing (OEHN) and AAOHN, who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments through significant contributions in nursing and humanitarian endeavors in local, national, or international arenas. As an AAOHN member, this individual has shown exemplary leadership, dedication, courage, and inspiration in making an impact on improving the lives of others.  By offering this humanitarian award in honor of Mrs. Lillian Carter, AAOHN will be recognizing one of its dynamic members who has contributed in an exceptional way to their community at home or abroad.

Eligibility: Must be an active member of AAOHN.

Award Selection: Members of the AAOHN Awards/Recognition Review Panel will judge entries. The recipient will receive a crystal award.


Candidate must be nominated by an active member of AAOHN.  

  • All materials, nomination forms and statements as well as candidate forms and statements, must be submitted by January 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm CT. 
  • AAOHN will notify all candidates and sponsors of results via email.

Selection Criteria

  1. Candidates must show evidence of outstanding contributions to OEHN; including but not limited to the following:
    • Creative activities that have contributed to the field of OEHN in one or more of the following areas: clinical practice, education, research, management, policy or authorship areas
    • Research or projects that have contributed to improvement in the field of OEHN
    • Authorship of books, articles or other communication media that have significant implications
    • Leadership - active participation in AAOHN and other organizations at the local, state, national or international level
    • Representation of AAOHN or the field of OEHN’s in other professional organizations
    • Promotion of or expansion of professional development for OEHN’s
    • Significant influence of legislative policy
    • Professional development activities that have expanded expertise and/or career direction
  2. Candidates must provide evidence of potential to continue contributions to OEHN and AAOHN as evaluated by narrative responses, including:
    • Professional and personal development activities that expand expertise and professional direction.
    • Activities that reflect a broadening perspective of OEHN
    • Contributions that address the goals and vision of AAOHN

Judging Criteria:

Submissions will be judged based on a 100-point system. Each section indicates the maximum number of points that the candidate can earn based upon the content submitted.

25 Points- Contributions to humanitarian efforts
25 Points - Courage and actions in difficult situation
20 Points - Leadership
20 Points - Dedication, mentorship
10 Points - Future Goals reflecting intention to continue humanitarian efforts

Nominating Sponsor Instructions and Forms

Applications for the Lillian G. Carter Award requires at least one (1) nominating sponsor. The nominating sponsor must be an active member of AAOHN and can only nominate one (1) candidate per year. 

Nominating sponsors must fill out this form and provide a separate narrative based on the selection criteria above. Complete sponsor forms should be uploaded below or emailed to Veronica Wilson at vwilson@aaohn.orgIncomplete applications without a sponsor form will not be considered. 

Click here to download the Lillian G. Carter Sponsorship Form.