Kathryn Allen Award

Purpose of Award:

To recognise professionals who demonstrate excellence and have made outstanding contributions in their work to promote the successful registration of Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) as RN/RPN/LPNs in Canada, and/or the integration of IENs into the Canadian health care workforce. The award is named in honor of Kathryn Allen, RN, MSc(N). Kathryn was a dedicated Nurse Educator who worked with IENs for many years. She was instrumental in the introduction of programs in Nova Scotia that support the IENs transition into Canadian health care practice. Her work included programs such as orientation to the Canadian health care system, bridge to Canadian nursing, workplace transition and a national licensure exam preparation workshop. Kathryn was involved in national and local committees, fostering collaborations with multiple stakeholders to help break down barriers and promote knowledge. She was committed to excellence and truly enjoyed being a part of the IEN’s journey to successful nursing in Canada.

Award Criteria:

1.      A professional who supports IENs in the process of achieving successful RN/RPN/LPN licensure and/or integration into the Canadian health care workforce.
2.      Demonstrates exemplary commitment to the provision of high quality supports, services and/or programs for IENs.
3.      Empowers IENs to overcome barriers and challenges.
4.      Acts as a role model and mentor to other professionals working with IENs.
5.      Fosters new knowledge and innovations that enhance the success of IENs in Canada.

    Nomination Process:

    Nominations must be made by a minimum of one colleague. Nominations are to be submitted via email. Nominations will be accepted from February 26th to March 30th, 2018. To be eligible to receive the Kathryn Allen Award, nominees must meet all award criteria. The Award Selection committee will review specific examples that indicate how the nominee has met the criteria.  Examples should include activities and outcomes that demonstrate excellence. The Award will be presented at the 12th Annual Partners in Education and Integration of IENs conference in Montreal, Quebec  from April 25th to April 27th, 2018. The successful recipient of the Award is responsible for conference fees, accommodation and transportation, if able to attend the conference. Completed nomination forms should be sent to Sawsan Ibrahim at sawsan.ibrahim@johnabbott.qc.ca by noon EST on March 30th, 2018. See below for link to the application form.


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