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 1st to 28th, 2021. To be eligible to receive the Kathryn Allen Award, nominees must meet all award criteria. Current members of the National Planning Committee are not eligible for nomination.  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 virtually on April 27th, 2021 (8:00pm EST) at the 13th Annual Partners in Integration and Education of IENs virtual welcome reception. The successful recipient of the Award is responsible for conference fees, if able to attend the conference. Completed nomination forms should be sent to pie.iens2021@gmail.com by noon February 28, 2021. Nomination forms are available on the Partners in Education and Integration of Internationally Educated Nurses website at www.pie-ien.ca 

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