This award recognizes staff nurses who consistently demonstrate expertise and evidence-based practice in one or more areas of clinical practice. Winners demonstrate nursing leadership in their workplaces and influence change for the betterment of patients, families and/or communities.
While Anne LeMesurier says she’s “awestruck” to be recognized by her peers, this award makes her look to the future as much as the past. “It’s a reaffirmation of what I’m doing, (and) it makes me want to strive to do a better job,” says the nurse clinician for wound and skin care at London’s Parkwood Hospital. Anne is proud to be continually upgrading her knowledge and skills. At the same time, she’s accomplished a lot since graduating with her nursing degree in 1999. She works tirelessly to improve clinical wound care, as shown by her extensive research projects and her role in developing a tool to measure and monitor pressure wounds based on RNAO’s best practice guidelines. Anne is also an advocate for client-centred nursing, and works hard to negotiate care plans with clients and their caregivers to ensure the best possible outcomes. “I’ve always wanted to help people be as healthy as possible,” she says.