Each year we seek to identify and recognize those individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement, growth, and success of forensic nursing and/or the Association through various awards.

We are happy to announce the winners for 2022!

Virginia Lynch Pioneer Award in Forensic Nursing- Kathy Bell
Distinguished Fellow Award- Rebecca Navarro
Ann Burgess Forensic Nursing Research Award- Nancy Downing
Patron Award- Heather DeVore
Kim Day Service Award- Tammy Bimber
Frontline Forensic Nurse of the Year- Iris Potter

Congratulations to our winners as well as all of the nominees for your commitment and dedication to the field of forensic nursing. We look forward to celebrating you in Dallas.

Our 2023 Award Nominations are now open!
Nominate a colleague or submit a letter of support for someone who has already been nominated.


Please review the purposes and criteria for each award offered by the Association and consider individuals you know who deserve recognition.  Please draw your attention to the specific criteria for each award, as the awards committee will review each nominee on the specific achievements that are documented in the awards application.

Be sure to submit a complete nomination by: May 15, 2023.


Purpose and Criteria