1999: Joyce C. Clifford Leadership through clinical excellence (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston)
2000: Nicky Cullum Evidence Based Nursing: challenges and opportunities (Centre for Evidence Based Nursing, Universiteit van York, Groot-Brittannië)
2001: Dame June Clark Preparing nurses for practice in the 21st Century (1941) (Universiteit van Wales in Swansea, Groot-Brittannië)
2002: Sheila Dinotshe Tlou Nursing: a global perspective (University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana)
2003: Peter Buerhaus The importance of being a nurse: shortages, demographic trends, patient outcomes, public perceptions (Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee, VS)
2004: Marjorie Isenberg Nurses Make a Difference (College of Nursing, University of Arizona, Tucson, VS)
2005: Koen Milisen Met vallen en opstaan: de geriatrische verpleegkunde uit de kinderschoenen (Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven en Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, België)
2006: Nora Kearney Cancer Services: Who is in the Driving Seat? (University of Stirling en Cancer Care Research Centre)
2007: Cindy Peternelj-Taylor Engaging the Other; working with vulnerable populations (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
2008: Julie Morath Patiënt safety in practice (Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota)
2009: Cheri Lattimer Complexe patiënten (Little Rock Arkansas, VS)
2010: Simon Stewart Challenging and embracing the old and new in nursing to promote healthy hearts (Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Australia)
2011: Irena Papadopoulos Courage, Compassion and Cultural Competence (Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom)
2012: Jurgen Osterbrink Pain Management from Theoretical Basics to Clinical Practice (Institute of Nursing Science, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria
2013: Ingalill Rahm Hallberg Health Care Science (Lund University, Lund, Sweden)
2014: Dawn Stacey Shared Decision Making (University of Ottawa)
2015: Martha Curley Family Centered Care (University of Pennsylvania)
2016: Heimar de Fátima Marin e-Health and Nursing Care: a Close Connection UNIFESP – Sâo Paulo – Brazil
2017: Mary Naylor An Odyssey of Nursing’s Leadership in Improving the Care of Older Adults Director, NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health Marian S. Ware Professor of Gerontology University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
2018: Cynda Hylton Rushton Cultivating Moral Resilience in Turbulent Times Anne & George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics Professor of Nursing & Pediatrics Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics Schools of Nursing & Medicine
2019: Wendy Chaboyer Patient Participation: A practical Approach to Promote Patient Centred Care Deputy Head of School (Research) School of Nursing and Midwifery Patient Centred Health Services Group Lead Menzies Health Institute Queensland