Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


Exceptional reporting on an RN/nursing issue

Joanne Laucius
Ottawa Citizen

Joanne Laucius graduated from Carleton University’s School of Journalism in 1987 and started reporting for the Ottawa Citizen in 1989. She has taken on a number of roles, including reporting on education and municipal affairs. She particularly enjoys health reporting because it contains elements of science, policy and human interest — and because health, or the loss of it, affects everyone. Her interest in nurses and PTSD was piqued when she read a blog by Julie Prince, an RN who recounted how her passion for working with the most vulnerable babies spiraled into crippling depression and anxiety.