Nursing Now Ontario Awards Launch

November 27, 2019

The Ontario Nurses' Association, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) and the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (WeRPN) have joined together to honour the work of nurses. We want to recognize and promote the profession and celebrate the great work that nurses are doing in our province.

The Nursing Now Ontario Awards will recognize a Registered Nurse (RN), a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) and a Nurse Practitioner (NP) for their contributions to nursing practice and the health and well-being of Ontarians.

In order to be eligible for an award, the review committee will confirm that the nominee is:

  • a member of the College of Nurses of Ontario in good standing.
  • a nurse working in one of the following sectors in Ontario: primary care, public health, hospital care, home care, rehab, complex care, long-term care or independent practice.

Nominees must demonstrate excellence in a minimum of two of the following areas:

  • exemplary nursing practice resulting in significant client/organizational/community impact.
  • respectful collaboration with members of the interprofessional team.
  • acts as a role model/mentor in supporting others to achieve excellence in one or more domain of nursing: clinical practice, education, administration, research and/or policy.
  • advances the nursing voice to strengthen the profession.

The awards will be presented on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at RNAO's annual Health Professional Expo. The deadline for entries is Friday, Feb 14, 2020.

Click here for more information or to nominate a nurse!

The Nursing Now Ontario Awards leverages and supports the goals of the Nursing Now campaign, a global initiative lead by the World Health Organization and the International Council of Nurses, aimed at raising the profile and status of nursing. The campaign calls on governments, health professionals and service users to value nurses and champion their leadership in providing the best quality of care. It's about supporting nurses to lead, to learn and to strengthen the profession, in both clinical practice and political leadership.

Click here to read the Nursing Now Ontario Awards media release.

Click here to view the Nursing Now Ontario Awards flyer.


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