Toronto Metropolitan University
Hasina Amanzai is a faculty member in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Toronto Metropolitan University, where she teaches in the undergraduate program and the graduate nurse practitioner (NP) program, and also serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Toronto. Hasina has a diverse portfolio of teaching in various programs and settings within the nursing profession. She brings creativity and enthusiasm to her academic work from her active practice as an emergency department nurse practitioner (NP) – students have said that she “brings the emergency room and real-life nursing to the classroom.” A passionate and enthusiastic nurse educator who demonstrates excellence in teaching, Hasina also has inspired many students to become competent and confident nurses.
The Leadership Award in Nursing Education (Academic) is awarded to the RN or NP who practises excellence as a nursing educator in a college or university setting. This individual enhances the image of nursing by encouraging critical thinking, innovation and debate about important nursing issues, and acts as a role model and mentor in their work environment.