Norma J. Shoemaker Grant

Funding Agency:
Society of Critical Care Medicine

The Norma J. Shoemaker Award for Critical Care Nursing Excellence honors Norma J. Shoemaker, RN, MN, FCCM, the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) first executive director. Norma Shoemaker’s career as a critical care nurse and SCCM executive director spanned the decades during which critical care evolved into a recognized specialty. As SCCM’s founding executive director, she played an instrumental role in nurturing SCCM, which evolved from humble beginnings to a professionally respected, international, multiprofessional organization. To encourage excellence in critical care nursing, and in recognition of Norma Shoemaker’s dedication to SCCM and critical care, the Norma J. Shoemaker Award for Critical Care Nursing Excellence was established in 1992.
The award recognizes an SCCM nurse member who demonstrates excellence in critical care clinical practice, education, and/or administration. The awardee receives $1,000 and complimentary registration to the SCCM Critical Care Congress and reimbursement of airfare and hotel expenses in an amount not to exceed $1,500.

Nominations are due August 1, 2022.


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Eligibility Requirements

The nominee must:

  • Be an active SCCM nurse member for a minimum of three years.
  • Have demonstrated commitment to SCCM through involvement in SCCM committees or activities at the local, chapter or national level.
  • Have documented attendance at a minimum of one SCCM Annual Congress during the previous three years.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

August 1, 2022