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Schools of – Best Workplaces Award

Registration is now closed. Surveys will be sent out during the first week of April.

The Schools of Nursing – Best Workplaces Award has been created to annually showcase the best workplaces for nurse educators.  The awards are based upon responses to an employee engagement survey developed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Awards will go to the nursing schools scoring in the top ten percent of their Carnegie designated peer group:

Research I and II universities offer a full range of baccalaureate programs and graduate education through the doctorate level, award 50 or more doctoral degrees a year, and receive at least $15.5 million in Federal research support annually.

Doctorate-granting I and II institutions offer a full range of baccalaureate programs and graduate education through the doctorate level but in a narrower range than the research universities. They award at least 20 doctoral degrees in at least three disciplines; no Federal research fund limit is required.

Master’s (comprehensive I and II) institutions offer a broad range of baccalaureate programs and, generally, graduate education through the master’s degree. The latter often focuses on occupational or professional disciplines such as engineering or business administration. Minimum enrollment is 1,500 students.

Baccalaureate (liberal arts I and II) colleges are mostly 4-year institutions focused on awarding a bachelor’s degree. A few highly selective colleges award more than 40 percent of their baccalaureates in liberal arts and science fields.

Associate of arts (2-year) colleges offer certificate or degree programs through the associate’s degree level and, with few exceptions, offer no bachelor’s degrees.

Professional and other specialized schools offer various degrees, including doctorates, but they specialize in religious training; medicine and health; law; engineering and technology; business and management; art, music, and design; and education. The category also includes corporate-sponsored institutions.

Schools offering programs that run less than 2 years including institutions providing specialized training that lasts less than one year such as LPN training.

All participating institutions will receive a confidential report of their results benchmarked against the average of their peer group, providing valuable feedback regarding areas where their school excels as well as where they might focus to improve.

Why should we participate?

The benefits of entering the contest go beyond the possibility of becoming nationally recognized for providing a great working environment. With the insight that you gain on the engagement of your employees, you’ll have actionable data to make your workplace more attractive to current and future employees.

Are the results confidential?

Yes. At the conclusion of the contest, reports will be emailed to the primary institutional contact that you designate.  Your report will contain your school’s data summarized and averaged against the mean values for respondent institutions in your Carnegie classification.

My employees are busy. How much work is involved?

The survey consists of 40 question and can be completed in 15-20 minutes.  We provide email templates that you can use to alert your staff to expect the survey.

There are now two options for participation:

Option 1

Upon registration, you will receive an excel template for inputting the contact information for your employees.  After you upload the spreadsheet, we’ll take care of the rest.  We’ll send out the surveys to individuals. We will also handle the follow up in the event that some employees don’t complete the survey. You’ll receive a report at the end of the process that breaks out results at a more granular level to allow better identification of issues and opportunities.

Option 2

The most simple, this option allows you to just indicate that you’d like to participate and we’ll send you a survey link for distribution to your employees. The advantage is that you don’t have to input your employee contact information. The disadvantages are that your employees won’t receive follow up reminders, and your survey data will be aggregated across employee groups rather than broken out.

What's the timeline?

Individual schools of nursing will be contacted during late February and early March and invited to participate.  Data collection will occur during April, with distribution of reports and announcement of the winners in early May.

Is there any cost?

No. There is no cost to you for participation.

How do we get started?

Just complete the submission form below and we’ll get you started!

I'm interested in participating but have questions or concerns. Is there someone I can talk to?

Absolutely.  Send any questions or concerns you have to surveys@nursingfacultyjobs.com.