Aster Guardians

The opportunity of a lifetime – share your Nursing journey with the world and receive global recognition for your nursing achievements in London. Stand to win the grand prize amount of $250,000. Apply today!

The application form is available at:

Watch this step-by-step video to know more:

Mandatory documents to keep ready before you get started:
  • Your valid Medical/Nurse Council Registration Certificate (Nursing licence) as on June 30, 2023
Non-Mandatory Documents:
  • Valid residency proof of the country you are currently residing in
  • Valid proof of current employment (Nurse ID, letter from the institute)


A Self-declaration letter if you are currently unemployed/ not associated with any hospital or institute and working as an independent nurse (the format is available in the form itself)

  • Proof of at least two years of work experience as of September 30, 2022
  • A Passport-Size Photograph
  • Valid passport until December 31, 2023 or beyond
  • Resume/ Curriculum vitae
  • Awards & Achievements (if any)
The application form has 5 sections:
Section 1: Personal Details

This section includes your personal details like:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Qualifications
  • Work experience &
  • Contact details
Section 2:  Professional Details

In this section, enter your professional details and attach relevant documents like proof of education, proof of employment, valid identity proof and passport copy amongst others. The only mandatory document that needs to be attached in this section is your Valid Medical/Nurse Council Registration Certificate (Nursing licence), rest all documents are optional.

Section 3: Areas of Contribution

This is one of the most crucial sections of the application form. Here you will be able to select up to three areas of contribution in the following manner:

  • One Primary Area of Contribution (mandatory)*
  • Two Secondary Areas of Contribution (optional)

The five areas of contribution are:

  1. Patient Care
  2. Nursing Leadership
  3. Nursing Education
  4. Social/Community Service in Healthcare
  5. Research/Innovation in Healthcare

Once you have made your selection, you will be required to answer the corresponding questions for each area of contribution. The questions are based on the following aspects:

  • Your contributions as a nurse
  • Years of experience in the selected area of contribution
  • Challenges faced and how you overcame them
  • Your impact on the selected area of contribution
  • Related anecdotes with examples

Kindly remember to answer each question in first person, i.e., explain every experience from your point of view.

Section 4: Reference Details

In this section, you will be asked to provide information about individuals who are either from your current or previous organization,  and are aware of your initiative to participate in the Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2023 to verify the same.

Section 5: Collaterals / Supporting Documents

In the last section, you may provide supporting documents like your Resume/Curriculum Vitae and Reports to aid your application. You can also share Awards/Certifications received throughout your nursing career.

Post this, go through the pre-filled declaration form in detail and understand the set of rules and regulations that all applicants must abide by.

Preparing your application form

“It’s not about penning down the most fascinating words on the application; it’s about expressing what it is you really have achieved, and how it has affected your professional environment.”

Julia Dorothy Downing
International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN), United Kingdom
Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2022 Top 10 Finalist

Take a look back at the proudest achievement in your Nursing career

  • This could be a time where you’ve had to persevere/ make sacrifices in order to overcome a challenge, or a time where you have received immense appreciation for your work.
  • We recommend focusing on an achievement that helped you create a positive impact.
  • Make sure you can talk about it in detail, including what you did, how you approached it, and what the final result was.
  • Write about it in detail, supporting it by data/impact numbers as they generally have better resonance with Jury members.

How to stay one step ahead

1. Authenticity is key: Remember that there is no “right answer” to any of the questions you’ll be asked. Focus on sharing a true answer – one that is unique to you.

“A mix of authenticity, confidence, genuine enthusiasm, and passion is what makes a candidate stand out and what we define as ‘the Aster Guardians spark.”

Rachel Abraham Joseph
Professor, Liberty University, United States
Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2022 Top 10 Finalist


2. Don’t hold back: We would love to hear about your biggest milestones, so don’t hold back with sharing the specifics.

“Choosing your best cases / professional experiences as examples and explaining them well will improve your chances. Having at least one strong anecdote that you have practised and know how to communicate concisely is important.“

Francis Michael Fernando
Associate Director of Nursing and Quality, NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2022 Top 10 Finalist

Nurses play a crucial role in impacting healthcare delivery through efficient patient care and in creating clinical benchmarks for the world to follow. The Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award aims to not just celebrate the spirit of nursing, but also to inspire future caregivers to continue making the world a better place to live in.

We wish you the very best and look forward to hearing about your Nursing journey!