Ontario’s Universities Celebrate Excellence in Nursing Education and Scholarship

“The health needs of Ontarians and our health-care system are evolving as new technologies, new drugs and new processes emerge. As we think about the new frontiers for health care and the challenges of an increasingly diverse and aging population it is clear that Ontario will need sophisticated, dedicated, and most of all compassionate and caring professionals. Ontario’s universities are committed to educating and training the highly skilled nurses who are pivotal in providing the best possible care for patients and their families in this dynamic and increasingly complex world.

The future is changing rapidly and the boundaries of science continue to expand. As new approaches to promoting good health and new ways to treat disease emerge, Ontario’s universities want to be good partners in meeting the opportunities and challenges that face the health-care system.

In 2015 alone, nearly 4,000 students graduated from Ontario’s Bachelor of Nursing programs, more than 400 from Master of Nursing programs, and 24 from Doctoral programs.

Each year, COU’s Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing (COUPN) Committee celebrates excellence in nursing education and scholarship with the COUPN Awards, highlighting outstanding achievements by some of Ontario’s brightest nursing students, faculty, researchers, preceptors, agency leaders and partners.

This year’s awards recognize everything from innovative e-learning platforms that track student “aha” moments, to exemplary preceptor mentorship and rigorous clinical instruction on ethics and nurse-patient relationships.

These awards demonstrate excellence from nurses, nursing students, educators, researchers and policy makers in a variety of settings.

Ontario’s universities are proud to work with our partners to support a robust health-care system, and are pleased to recognize and celebrate Ontario’s nursing students, faculty, preceptors and partners for their accomplishments and dedication to the health-care system. We know these individuals will continue to achieve excellence for Ontario’s patients, families and communities today, and into the future.”

David Lindsay
President and CEO
Council of Ontario Universities

Find out more about the 2017 COUPN Award Winners here.
Read about the work of three COUPN Award recipients on our blog.

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COU is the voice of Ontario’s universities, promoting the value of education, research and innovation that leads to social, cultural and economic success.

For more information, please contact:

Wendy McCann
Senior Director, Communications
Council of Ontario Universities
416-979-2165 x233
416-473-4829 (cell)
Email Wendy McCann

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