Gavin Leslie Best Nursing Paper
The Gavin Leslie Best Nursing Paper recognises excellence in nursing research by a member of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (the College). The award is a national award to promote and reward high quality nursing research and scholarship of College members.
To be eligible
- At least one author must be a member of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses. Higher scores will be awarded to papers where the ACCCN Member is either first or last author on the publication.
- The authors will have indicated at submission that they are willing to have the manuscript considered for the Gavin Leslie Best Paper Award.
- Eligible publications include: reviews using a systematic approach and original research publications. Editorials, letters to the editor and discussion papers will be excluded.
- Articles must have been published online in the 12 month period up to 30 June in the year of assessment to be considered.
Assessments of publications will occur in June each year.
The monetary prize to be awarded author who is also an ACCCN member, who will be expected to present their paper the ASM in October. Where the research findings have previously been presented, the author will be encouraged to present on the topic more broadly, incorporating research findings, or focus their presentation on the implications for practice and research, including translation of the findings into clinical practice. Winner will also be expected to contribute to a Pod Cast on the topic of the winning paper.
The paper awarded the Gavin Leslie Best Nursing Paper will be provided free access for a 12 month period following the Intensive Care Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). A certificate of acknowledgement will be presented at the ASM Awards Ceremony. Subject to sponsorship, a monetary award of approximately $3000 will be awarded to support the awardee to attend the ASM. The paper will be further promoted through the Australian Critical Care Website and other social media strategies.