COUPN Awards

The Council of Ontario Universities' Programs in Nursing Award Categories and Past Winners

Each year, the Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing (COUPN) celebrates achievements and advancements made in university nursing education and scholarship through its annual COUPN Awards program. The awards are presented to Ontario nursing faculty, students and health programs partners.

COUPN Award Categories

This award recognizes an agency/unit/service that has supported the education of university nursing students by providing an environment that supports excellence in practice.

This award recognizes excellence in college-university collaborative baccalaureate education by a faculty member from a college who teaches in a collaborative program.

This award recognizes an individual or group who contributes or has contributed significantly to the vision and mission of COUPN.

This award recognizes a clinical instructor who has demonstrated outstanding performance in her/his role as a clinical instructor with baccalaureate nursing students. This award publicly acknowledges the essential contributions that a nurse in a clinical instructor role makes to baccalaureate nursing education.

This award is given in recognition of an individual, school, or agency that has demonstrated excellence in fostering quality compassionate caring amongst nursing students in a COUPN program.

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated excellence in nursing research through the completion of her/his dissertation, defended at an Ontario university.

This award is granted annually to a candidate who has demonstrated excellence in professional nursing practice as a student in a university or university-college baccalaureate nursing program in Ontario.

This award recognizes teaching excellence and/or innovation by a faculty member in a COUPN baccalaureate or graduate nursing education program.

This award recognizes academic excellence at the Master’s level (thesis or non-thesis) in a Master’s graduate whose academic work demonstrates the potential to contribute significantly to the nursing community and enhance nursing knowledge.

This award recognizes a preceptor who has demonstrated outstanding performance in her/his role as a preceptor for a nursing student. This award publicly acknowledges the essential contributions that a nurse in a preceptor and/or mentor role makes to professional nursing education.

This award recognizes the impact of scholarship on nursing practice by a faculty member in a COUPN university program.


2018 COUPN Award Winners

2018 COUPN Awards


2017 COUPN Award Winners

2017 COUPN Awards


2016 COUPN Award Winners

2016 COUPN Awards


Past COUPN Award Winners

2015 COUPN Awards


2014 COUPN Awards