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Nominations being accepted for the
Jennifer Pierce-Weeks Award of Excellence

Nominations due

May 5, 2013

Click here to download a nomination form 

Send to:

Shanna Beckwith
PO Box 353
Concord, NH 03302-0353
Fax 603-228-6096.

The New Hampshire Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Advisory Board is soliciting nominations for the fifth annual Jennifer Pierce-Weeks Award of Excellence to honor a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) who exemplifies an outstanding commitment to quality, compassionate, patient-centered care for sexual assault victims.

Jennifer Pierce-Weeks is the founder of the SANE Program in New Hampshire, first proposing the program and beginning to train nurses in 1995. She has contributed enormously to the development of the SANE Program in New Hampshire, as well as in other areas of New England and on the national level. Jennifer is a past President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, and is an educator and expert in the areas of child and adult sexual assault, as well as intimate partner violence.  In all of her work, Jennifer exhibits a commitment to nursing excellence in the compassionate, patient-centered care she provides to victims of sexual assault. The work Jennifer has done, and continues to do, for sexual assault victims is ground breaking and inspiring to all who advocate on behalf of this cause.

The Jennifer Pierce-Weeks Award of Excellence will be presented during the upcoming conference for the Governor's Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Stalking. The recipient will be selected on the following criteria:

  1. A demonstrated commitment to providing compassionate, quality care to patients who have experienced sexual assault. 
  2. Experience that demonstrates the proper role of a SANE nurse when working with law enforcement, prosecution and victim advocates. 
  3. A strong commitment to advancing the cause of the NH SANE program by mentoring other SANE nurses, and working with hospital leadership to support the SANE program.

To submit a nomination, please download and complete the nomination form, including a narrative description which addresses the criteria listed above.

Send/email/fax your completed nomination to:
Shanna Beckwith
PO Box 353
Concord, NH 03302-0353 or
Fax 603-228-6096.

Nominations must be received on or before May 5, 2014.

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