Elsevier ‘Emerging Leader in Nursing and Midwifery Education’ Award
To celebrate the WHO 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife (YONM) and the bicentenary of the birth of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, NETNEP 2020 is excited to present the inaugural Elsevier ‘Emerging Leader in Nursing and Midwifery Education’ Award.
Applications for this special award, which recognises nursing and midwifery education’s contribution to achieving the WHO goals for the 2020 YONM, were open to early career educators presenting at NETNEP 2020.
We are pleased to announce the winners:
University of Montréal, Canada
Patrick Lavoie is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Nursing at Université de Montréal and researcher at the Montreal Heart Institute.
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After practicing critical care nursing for a decade, he received a PhD in Nursing from the Université de Montréal and pursued a postdoctoral research fellowship at Boston College. His work as an educator and researcher is dedicated to fully documenting and building sound clinical judgment in nurses. He has developed a simulation-focused research program on nurses’ judgments and decision-making during patient care transitions and life-threatening situations. He is also co-principal investigator in a province-wide study of Quebec nurses’ professional development that will provide a database to steer increased investments in the nursing workforce. By providing nurses and decision-makers with tools to document nursing's contributions to important outcomes of health care, Dr. Lavoie’s work aims to assist nurses in working to their full potential and build evidence to recognize their impact on the safety and quality of patient care.
University of Manitoba, Canada
Sufia is an instructor at the College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Sufia has been a registered nurse since 2005 with a background in intensive care nursing.
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As an educator, Sufia understands the critical importance of identifying student strengths and being flexible in modifying her approach to clinical teaching based on a student’s individual learning needs. Sufia uses her role as a simulation educator to create a safe learning environment for simulation based learning and her pre-briefing script and educational tutorial that she developed has had uptake in Colleges of Nursing in Canada and the United States. Through the publications, she has authored/co-authored; she was recognized in 2018 by receiving the non-research article of the year award for her concept analysis of a psychological safe environment, from the journal, Clinical Simulation in Nursing. Sufia is currently completing a Master of Nursing degree.
The University of Queensland, Australia
Angelique Zamora’s passion for nursing education started back in 2012, with her first stint of teaching and mentoring graduating nursing students in her alma mater, Trinity University of Asia – St Luke’s College of Nursing in preparation for the Philippine Nursing Licensure examination.
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This was when she was a newly minted registered nurse in her home country, The Philippines. Shortly after, she moved to Australia to pursue further nursing studies at The University of Queensland (UQ). After completing her honours year, she began supervising and tutoring nursing students in the same university. She recently became appointed as a Clinical Academic - Associate Lecturer at UQ School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. She now continues to enjoy her passion for teaching and research as her role involves coordinating clinical skills and clinical practice courses for nursing students. Angelique is also now pursuing a PhD in Interprofessional Practice and Dementia Care.