Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


Leadership Award in BPG Implementation: Lisa Prowd

This award is presented to a registered nurse (RN) or nurse practitioner (NP) who practises excellence as an RN/NP at the point of care in health care and enhances the image of nursing by using, or advancing the use of RNAO best practice guidelines (BPG) in the workplace environment.

For Lisa Prowd, becoming a BPG champion in 2012 was a career-changing experience. As the champion for RNAO’s client-centred care BPG at Grey Bruce Health Unit (GBHU) in Owen Sound, Lisa has taken a lead in developing BPG policies and engaging colleagues to build their knowledge and skills around client-centred care. As a result, interdisciplinary staff has embraced the principles of client-centred care when working with clients, and the collection of client feedback has become agency practice. “I think the primary goal of implementing a best practice guideline is to really influence practice change and improve client outcomes,” says Lisa, who has participated in several BPG workshops and institutes. As a public health nurse for GBHU, Lisa is hard at work implementing a population health approach that will promote health and prevent disease. “I look forward to new and exciting opportunities to continue to advance best practice and to work on quality improvement initiatives within our organization.”