Nominations are open for the Lutheran Nurse of the Year award for 2023. The award recognises faithful and outstanding service during the preceding calendar year by a registered or enrolled nurse who is an active member of a Lutheran congregation in Australia or New Zealand.

It comprises a certificate and a $100 monetary gift. Nominations may be submitted by congregations, schools, aged-care facilities or other bodies or agencies within the LCANZ. The award was launched in 2020, to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is recognised as the founder of modern nursing. The inaugural winner in 2020 was Angela Uhrhane of Wodonga, in Victoria. Last year’s joint recipients were Fred Miegel of Alice Springs and Gillian Mibus of Adelaide.

Nominations must be lodged with LNAA secretary Mrs Rose Howard, with supporting documentation, by no later than 31 March 2023. More information and nomination forms are at

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