The purpose of the SNRS Distinguished Researcher Award is to recognize the contribution of an individual whose established program of research has enhanced the science and practice of nursing in the Southern region. Winners of the Distinguished Researcher Award will be considered by the Board to represent SNRS at the bi-annual State of the Science conference (CANS).
The recipient of the award shall be selected in accordance with the established award criteria:
Nomination Procedure: The nomination form must be completed via the link on the SNRS webpage for this award. Nominations for this award must be made by a current SNRS member in the form of a nominations packet. The nominations packet must be submitted electronically per instructions on the SNRS website by the posted deadline. Only the materials specified for the packet will apply to the award review. All information submitted in the nomination packet becomes the property of SNRS and will not be returned.
The Nomination Packet should include the following, uploaded in one PDF.
Guidelines for Letters
Selection Process: The SNRS Awards Committee will review the nomination packets and make recommendations to the SNRS Board for final approval. The recipient will be honored at the SNRS Annual Conference (nominee may be asked to deliver a research presentation and provide consent for it to be archived by SNRS); therefore, the nominee must agree to attend the Annual Conference.
2020 Ruth Tappen
2019 Dr. Debra Lyon, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN
2018 Marcia Holstad, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
2017 Donna Hathaway, PhD, RN, FAAN
2016 Lynn Rew, PhD, RN, FAAN
2015 Elizabeth J. Corwin, PhD, RN, FAAN
2014 Alison Trinkoff
2013 JoAnne M. Youngblut, PhD, RN, FAAN
2012 Debra K. Moser, DNSc, RN, FAAN
2011 Jean C. McSweeney, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
2010 Sandra B. Dunbar, RN, DSN, FAAN
2009 Barbara Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN
2008 Nancy L. McCain, DNS, RN, FAAN
2007 Richard H. Steeves, Ph.D., RN, FNP, FAAN
2006 Judith McFarlane, RN, DrPH, FAAN
2004 Susan McMillan
2003 Diane Holditch Davis
2001 Janet Allan
2000 Barbara Parker
1999 Joanne Harrell
1998 Cornelia Beck
1997 Barbara Holtzclaw
1996 D. Jean Wood