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Jeanne Otto AwardJeanne Otto Award


At the time of its inception, the Jeanne Otto Award was designated as a way to formally recognize a camp nurse for outstanding professional contribution to the practice of camp nursing. It was meant to recognize only exceptional effort; consequently, the Award is not, necessarily, given each year. Any ACN member may nominate another member for the Jeanne Otto Award. The nominating member submits a nominating form for Board consideration. The Board decides if the nominee merits the Award. If so, the recipient is informed and the award is conferred at Association’s next national conference.


In 1993 the Association of Camp Nurses announced creation of the Jeanne Otto Award. The Award, created in honor of ACN’s founder, was established as a way for the Association to recognize exceptional professional contribution to camp nursing. Jeanne’s vision launched what is today the Association of Camp Nurses. The first Award was given to her in recognition of her foresight and to honor her as a camp nurse whose work continues to touch the lives of campers, staff, and the many nurses who work at camps around the world.