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Mac faculty recognized as exceptional nurses

Published: November 26, 2008

Three faculty members in the School of Nursing have been named among the top 100 registered nurses in Canada.

Alba DiCenso, Jennifer Skelly and Sue Matthews each received a Centennial Award from the Canadian Nurses Association for their contributions to the profession.

The one-time awards were announced during National Nursing Week as part of the Canadian Nurses Association’s centennial celebrations and will be presented at a ceremony in Ottawa on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008.

The winners were nominated by nursing associations from across the country.

DiCenso, a professor in the School of Nursing and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was recognized for her accomplishments in evidence-based nursing and advanced practice nursing.

Skelly, an associate professor of nursing, was honoured for expertise and leadership in establishing the only continence education program in North America.

Matthews, an associate clinical professor, is vice-president (Ontario) and chief of practice for the Victorian Order of Nurses. She was recognized for her accomplishments as the provincial chief nursing officer from 2004 to 2006.

The Centennial Awards were created to honour exceptional registered nurses whose work has had a positive impact on nursing and on the lives and health of Canadians.

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