Nurse of the Year Award
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Nurse of the Year Award


Congratulations to the 2018 Boehringer Ingelheim Oncology Nurse of the Year Award Winner - Robin Morash!

(From left to right: Linda Irwin, Boehringer Ingelheim; Robin Morash, 2018 Oncology Nurse of the Year; Colleen Campbell, CANO/ACIO Recognition of Excellence Committee Member and 2017 Oncology Nurse of the Year)

Robin is a long-standing active CANO/ACIO member at the national and chapter levels. She is a member of CANO/ACIO Advanced Practice Nursing and Surgical Oncology Special Interest Groups, and is the current co-chair for the Survivorship SIG. She will be co-leading a survivorship workshop at this year’s conference called “Enhancing Survivorship Knowledge and Patient Self-management Care”. Her nomination letters spoke of her work in both direct patient care and transformation of regional cancer centre programs, including the development of a prostate cancer assessment centre. In her current work as an advanced practice nurse in Regional Cancer Surgery at the Ottawa Hospital, she provides education, support, and long-term follow-up. She has developed patient pathways to facilitate seamless care, which has led to improved patient outcomes. She is a committed volunteer, providing countless hours working with Bladder Cancer Canada, a patient driven national support organization. Her letters highlight her recent work in a smoking cessation program, her contributions to advancing practice and her active role in Urologic Oncology Care. She has developed several programs in recent years, particularly the Wellness Beyond Cancer program and the Smoking Cessation program. Her work in leading Smoking Cessation in the Cancer Program program over the past two years has shaped and advanced the treatment of smoker-patients. As a result of this success, she is now spearheading smoking cessation for all of The Ottawa Hospital. Her colleagues attribute the success of these smoking cessation programs to her excellent and effective leadership, and “her passion for assisting others is evident in everything that she does which inspires those around her to be better”. Both her career and recent accomplishments are demonstration of her commitment to our 2018 conference theme: Excellence in Oncology Nursing: Our patients, our passion.

To read the press release, click here.
To view the recording of the Awards of Excellence Ceremony, click here.

2018 Media Coverage

CTV Morning Live Ottawa

November 2, 2018
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Rogers Daytime Ottawa

November 6, 2018
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The 2018 Boehringer Ingelheim Oncology Nurse of the Year Award recognizes a CANO/ACIO nurse who has consistently demonstrated the highest level of nursing excellence and leadership, and contributed to advancing oncology nursing and/or health system transformation. The recipient will be honoured infront of his/her peers at the upcoming CANO/ACIO conference and is awarded $5,000 to put towards further education and professional development.

2018 is the seventh year that this award has been offered and each year CANO/ACIO receives many nominations for exceptional oncology nurses across Canada.

Past Winners Poster [ENG] [FRE]


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Last Updated: November 7, 2018

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