Western Australia's nurses and midwives will be honoured in May at the 2015 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards, marking the eleventh year the awards have been held.
The WA Nurse or Midwife of the Year will also be announced at the awards.
Health Minister Kim Hames said the 34 award finalists had been selected from an impressive field of nominees.
"I congratulate all our finalists, who have been selected by the judging panel from a field of high calibre professionals and individually recognised for their efforts," Dr Hames said.
"The finalists come from a diverse range of work and practice environments and all have demonstrated excellence in their field."
The Minister said WA's 37,000 nurses and midwives played a crucial role in the State's health system, providing quality care to those in need.
"Awards such as these provide the wider community with an opportunity to recognise and reward the ongoing commitment of our nurses and midwives to improving patient care," he said.
The categories are judged by a panel comprising the WA Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer, and a representative each from the WA Nurses Charitable Memorial Trust, the Health Consumers Council and the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is a separate category judged by the Governor of Western Australia, the Commonwealth Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer, and a representative from Edith Cowan University.
Winners, including 2015 WA Nurse or Midwife of the Year and the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Honour, will be announced at a dinner on Saturday May 9, 2015.
Nursing and Midwifery Awards is an annual event co-ordinated by the State Government through the Department of Health
The awards will be held during International Nurses and Midwives Week
2015 WA finalists come from public, private and non-government workplaces
Minister's office - 6552 5300