Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


RNAO pays tribute to nursing leader at memorial

Earlier this month, RNAO was saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. Heather Laschinger, a world renowned professor, long-time RNAO member and past recipient of RNAO’s Leadership Award in Nursing Research.

On behalf of RNAO, Tina Hurlock-Chorosteck, a nurse practitioner and RNAO member, spoke at Laschinger’s memorial on Nov. 2 in London sharing with her family and the guests the huge loss this was for the nursing community.

“Heather was a dear colleague, admired researcher, top scholar, dedicated mentor and above all an extraordinary human being: authentic, warm, kind, generous and humble,” said Hurlock-Chorosteck. “We at RNAO are shocked and saddened to hear of her passing.

RNAO extends its deepest condolences to Heather Laschinger’s family and friends. Condolences and memories may be shared at To donate to Dr. Laschinger’s scholarship fund, please visit

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