Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


RNAO Recognition Awards

The RNAO Recognition Awards are presented annually to recognize individuals and groups that make significant contributions to RNAO's mandate: Speaking Out for Nursing, Speaking Out for Health.

The awards acknowledge contributions made by volunteers and long-time members within the association. They also foster excellence in the nursing profession and promote the profession to the public by highlighting the best of nursing practice, education, research, administration and policy.

Nominations for the 2015 RNAO Recognition Awards are NOW open!

Nominate a colleague now!

All submissions are due by Friday January 8, 2016.

Category Award
Leadership Leadership Award in Nursing Research
Leadership Award in Nursing Administration
Leadership Award in Nursing Education (Academic)
President’s Award for Leadership in Clinical Nursing Practice (exclusively for staff nurses, includes $2000 to attend a nursing conference)
Leadership Award in Political Action
Workplace Liaison
Lifetime Achievement
BPG Implementation
Education/Mentorship Nursing Education (Staff Development)
Student Mentorship
HUB Fellowship (an opportunity to shadow RNAO's CEO Doris Grinspun)
Award of Merit
Group Interest Group of the Year
Chapter of the Year
RNAO Promotion in a Nursing Program (a nursing school)
RNAO in the Workplace Award (a nursing organization)
Student (Undergrad) Student of Distinction
Member of the public Friend of Nursing

*You will have to log in to, or create a MyRNAO account to submit.

Past Award Winners

If you have any questions, please contact contact Patti Hogg or call 416-408-5618 or 1-800-268-7199 x. 220.