The Leadership Award in Nursing Administration is offered to the RN or NP who provides exemplary nursing management by acting as a change agent, resource and mentor within a professional setting. This individual actively collaborates with health-care teams to enhance patient care through the development and implementation of innovative and creative strategies.
Jennifer Yoon obtained her nursing degree from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) in 2008. She completed her Masters of Sciences in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety from the University of Toronto in 2014. Jennifer began her PhD studies at Queen’s University in the fall of 2021. Her doctoral studies focus on strategic nursing workforce planning and patient safety outcomes as hospitals work to become high reliability organizations. Jennifer began her nursing career as a senior policy analyst at the Ministry of Health in 2008. In 2011, she became the director of professional practice at London Health Sciences Centre. In 2016, she became the senior director for professional practice, quality and patient safety at Humber River Hospital (HRH). Jennifer is grateful to have had many opportunities to lead teams through crisis, particularly through the COVID-19 pandemic. She has faced many workforce challenges, including conceptualizing and implementing HRH’s Stretch Model and cybersecurity code grey.