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Friday, 1st March, 2013

Registered Nurse Hannah Miller (left) and Registered Midwife Danielle Toigo at the Broken Hill Base Hospital. Registered Nurse Hannah Miller (left) and Registered Midwife Danielle Toigo at the Broken Hill Base Hospital.

The search is on for Australia's top nurses and midwives. Nominations for the HESTA Australian Nursing Awards have officially opened.

In its seventh year, the awards acknowledge the dedication and professionalism of the nation's best nurses, midwives, personal care attendants and assistants in nursing.

"The HESTA Australian Nursing Awards are an opportunity to thank and recognise outstanding nurses for the tireless dedication and care they provide each and every day," said HESTA CEO, Anne-Marie Corboy.

"Nurses play an incredibly important role in our communities - they may not ask for our thanks, but they certainly deserve it."

ME Bank has provided the prize pool of $30,000, which will be divided between the winners in three award categories - Nurse of the Year, Team Innovation and Outstanding Graduate.

Members of the public and those working in the health and community services can nominate a Nurse of the Year, while Outstanding Graduate nominations must come from Graduate Nurse Coordinators. The Team Innovation award should be applied for directly by pioneering nursing teams.

Finalists will be announced on April 15.

To make a nomination or to learn more about the awards, visit hestaawards.com.au before Thursday next week.

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