CNS of the Year Award
To mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) has recognized 150 nurse innovators and champions in health care. Nominations were submitted by CNA’s jurisdictional members and emeritus members. The 150 Nurses for Canada includes strong public advocates and leaders who advance quality, patient centered care through innovative and/or interprofessional practices. As mentors, they inspire passion for nursing through their support of professional development. Among the Manitoba recipients are Asha Pereira, CNS Trauma and Doris Sawatzky-Dickson, CNS NICU. On behalf of CNS-MB, we congratulate them both. Follow the link to view their profiles https://cna-aiic.ca/en/about-us/awards-and-recognition/150-nurses-for-canada/manitoba
CNS of the Year 2017: Lynda Mandzuk
The Clinical Nurse Specialist of Manitoba Interest Group would like to recognize Ms. Lynda Mandzuk as the recipient of the 2017 CNS of the year award. Lynda’s work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with the Geriatric Rehabilitation Program at the St. Boniface Hospital is well recognized. She has been an active mentor to the team she works with and leads by example and has many credits with spreading the work supporting Geriatric Care by presenting and publishing. Congratulations to Lynda for her accomplishments and the work she has done to improve care of the older adult and for her promotion of the Clinical Nurse Specialist role.
CNS of the Year 2016:
The Clinical Nurse Specialist of Manitoba Interest Group would like to recognize Lorraine Avery as the recipient of this year's award. Lorraine's work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with the Cardiac Sciences Program is well recognized within the province and nationally for her work in this area. She has also played an instrumental role in developing and promoting the role of the CNS within the WRHA. As a founding member and past chair of the CNS Interest Group she has been a strong advocate for the role in Winnipeg, across Manitoba, and Nationally. Her vision for the CNS role led to the development of a number of networks for like-minded nurses to share, collaborate and support advance practice nursing. She is a strong proponent of continuing education, and leads by example, having recently completed her doctoral studies where she studied the importance of nursing knowledge. This candidate has spearheaded initiatives aimed at improving acute coronary syndrome (ACS) care through her work as a co-lead with the provincial ACS network. Her passion for cardiac rehabilitation and her interest in patient transition from hospital to home has led to the development of HEART FAIR, an interdisciplinary information session to support patients and families following a cardiac event. Congratulations to Lorraine Avery for all of her accomplishments and the work she has done to improve Cardiac Care and for her promotion of the CNS role.
Congratulations to Christine Johnson, the recipient of the 2015 CNS of the Year Award. Christine is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Rehabilitation and Geriatrics at the Health Sciences Centre.
The 2013 CNS of the Year was awarded to Jocelyn Preston.
The winner of the 2012 CNS of the Year Award was Doris Sawatzky-Dickson, CNS NICU Health Sciences Centre.
The 2011 CNS of the Year
was awarded to Michelle Todoruk-Orchard, CNS WRHA Home Care Program.