Kim Nolan Spirit Award

The Kim Nolan Spirit Award was created to honor the memory of one of the founding members of FANNP. Kim died suddenly 10 years ago while on vacation with her daughter and friends. Nominate someone you know today! The deadline for applications is July 1. Click for more information / application form


Can-do attitude; Service to family, work, and community


• To honor the contribution that Kim Nolan, founding member, made to FANNP and her community.
• To recognize an NNP who exemplifies the characteristics of Kim.

Eligibility Requirements:

• A nominee must be a member of FANNP.
• A nominee may be a practicing NNP, a retired NNP, or a NNP student.

Selection Criteria:

• A nominee should demonstrate service to his/her community or professional organization.
• A nominee should possess excellent communication skills.
• A nominee should demonstrate positive “can-do” behavior in daily activities.

Nominee Characteristics:

• Enthusiastic;
• Family oriented;
• Role model/mentor;
• Caring, nonjudgmental, respectful.

Selection Process:

• Nominations will be accepted from any FANNP member.
• Blinded applications will be reviewed by the Spirit Award Committee members.
• Once selected, the award recipient will receive written notification of selection.

Award Recognition:

The recipient will receive the following:
• Complimentary conference registration and accommodations for this or next year’s NNP Symposium in October;
• One year waiver of FANNP dues;
• Recognition in the newsletter and on the website;
• A certificate suitable for framing;
• A Lladro statue

Previous Recipients:

2002 Pam Laferriere
2003 Madge Buus-Frank
2004 Leslie Parker
2005 Kim Irvine
2006 Karen Theobald
2007 Ruth Bartelson
2008 Cheryl Robinson
2009 Gail Harris
2010 not awarded
2011 Mary Kraus
2012 Terri Marin
2013 Jacqui Hoffman
2014 Paula Timoney
2015 Sheryl Montrowl

Kim Nolan

Kim Nolan, July 2002

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