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Nominations for the 2012 HESTA Australian Nursing Awards have opened, with communities asked to shine the spotlight on Australia’s most over-worked and under-rated worker: the nurse.

‘We want to hear from patients, colleagues and employers who have witnessed an extraordinary act by a nurse, or watched a nurse relentlessly put in the hard yards over time – whether it is a one-off deed or an ongoing commitment to the industry and patients,’ said HESTA CEO, Anne-Marie Corboy.

This year will mark the sixth year of the awards, which give well-deserved recognition to nurses, midwives, personal care attendants and assistants in nursing, all of whom are eligible for the award.

Nominees from across the country will have the chance to win one of three awards: Nurse of the Year, Innovation in Nursing and Graduate Nurse of the Year.

The $30 000 prize pool, provided by ME Bank and consisting of travel vouchers, education grants and development grants, will be divvied up amongst the three winners.

Nominations for the awards will close on Wednesday 29 February 2012, with the finalists announced in April.

For more information or to make a nomination, visit the HESTA awards website

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