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Win $10,000 Bayada Award

The BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Professional Education and Practice was created in 2004 to acknowledge health care professionals who have made a significant contribution to health care professional education or practice via the development and/or adoption of a new technology. Drexel University is proud to show annual support to the health care pioneers who pave the way for the next generation of health care professionals.

Two $10,000 Cash Prizes

  • One $10,000 prize will be awarded to an educator or practicing health professional whose innovation leads to improved health professions education and student outcomes.

  • One $10,000 prize will be given to an educator or practicing health professional whose innovation leads to improved patient care and patient care outcomes.

  • The awards will be presented at the BAYADA Home Health Care Speaker Series at Drexel Nursing and Health Professions in May.  The winners must be present to accept the awards; travel expenses will be paid.

Criteria and Judging


The judges will consider the technology's innovativeness and its impact on health care education or direct patient care. The innovation must be new and be in use for six months or longer prior to submission of application. Applications must be submitted under one of the two categories listed below.  Individual and Team submissions are welcome.

The categories for submission include:

Health care education (both didactic and clinical):
  • Innovation may be related to curriculum delivery methods; improving student clinical competency, and efficiency.
  • Examples include: developing a software program that assists nursing students with collection of patient data and the creation of an electronic nursing care plan.
Patient care:
  • Innovation may be related to improving efficiency of patient care delivery; preventing errors in patient care or improving outcomes.
  • Examples include: using current technology/equipment to develop a new way to monitor patient assessment data, alerting staff of status change; developing new technological tools to assess patients; decision support tools.
 Be sure to include information regarding the impact of the innovation in your nomination narrative.

All submissions will be blinded (identities of the nominees and their institutions removed) and reviewed for merit by a panel of Drexel University nursing, health care professions and technology faculty.

Resubmissions are welcome.
Note: Employees of Drexel University are not eligible.

Bayada Application 2015 - submissions due by March 31, 2015


  • Email your submission to Amanda Keen at or fax to 267.359.5724
  • In your submission, please include your name, address, telephone number (day-time), fax number, email address.
  • Please indicate whether you are a nursing educator or practicing nurse.


  1. Submission form
  2. A supporting letter from the Dean or Chair of Nursing if you are an educator or the Chief Nursing Officer of your institution/agency.
  3. Two additional letters of support (e.g., from colleagues) stating why the technology is important and innovative.
  4. PLEASE NOTE: All three letters of support must be on official institution/agency letterhead and may be scanned for email, or FAXED to 267.359.5724, Attn: Amanda Keen.
  5. Your CV.