Nurse of the Year Award
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Nurse of the Year Award


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.

Nominations were submitted by healthcare professionals, cancer patients, survivors and members of the community-at-large. In total, CANO/ACIO received 5 nominations.


The criteria for the 2018 award place a special emphasis on this year’s theme: “Excellence in Oncology: Our Patients, Our Passion”. Nominees are evaluated on their exemplary service in oncology nursing excellence, oncology leadership and advocacy.


The 2018 Nurse of the Year Award Nominees (alphabetically):   

Janice Dirksen, Vancouver, BC

Lynne Jolicoeur, Ottawa, ON

Robin Morash, Carp, ON

Jennifer Newton, Ottawa, ON

Joanne Power, Brossard, QC


The award will be presented at the Awards of Excellence Ceremony at the CANO/ACIO Conference on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 9:45am – 10:30am AST in Charlottetown, PEI. The ceremony will be recorded and published on the CANO/ACIO site post-conference.

Past Winners Poster [ENG] [FRE]


Promotional Video


Vidéo promotionnelle


Last Updated: September 28, 2018

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