Nominations for the 2015 HESTA Australian Nursing Awards are now open.

The Awards recognise the country’s top nursing professionals, including Australia’s Nurse of the Year.

As a registered general nurse of over 30 years, I encourage locals to nominate a nurse from our local area.

The Awards are a great opportunity to bring national recognition to the outstanding achievements of local nurses.

Award winners share in a $30,000 prize pool and finalists will be announced in September, who will receive complimentary tickets to the Awards dinner on 15 October 2015 in Brisbane.

Nominations can be submitted before 31 July at