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There are outstanding and deserving nurses all around who have furthered the field of perioperative nursing. Take a moment now to nominate a colleague whom you believe deserves to be recognized by his/her peers for a prestigious ORNAC Award.


Isabelle Adams Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing

The Isabelle Adams Excellence in Perioperative Nursing Award was established on the initiative of Operating Room Nurses of Quebec in 1987. The first Award was presented in 1988 in Vancouver and is presented on the year of the National Conference, if there is an appropriate candidate. The Award is presented to an outstanding nurse, who through major commitment has made a significant contribution to operating room nursing in Canada. The Award winner will reflect the practice and ideals of Mrs. Isabelle Adams of Montreal.

The Award is one of high profile recognition with no monetary award.


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Lorne Flower Memorial Award

The Lorne Flower Memorial Award was established on the initiative of Lorne’s son, John Flower in 2003. The first Award was presented in May 2005 in Montreal and will continue to be presented on the year of the National Conference, if there is an appropriate candidate. The Award is presented to a past or present ORNAC Board member, who through major commitment has made an outstanding contribution to the Board and to perioperative nursing in Canada.

The recipient shall receive $400


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ORNAC - Muriel Shewchuk Leadership Award

The Muriel Shewchuk Leadership Award is presented by ORNAC to a perioperative registered nurse whose leadership has made an outstanding contribution to the profession of perioperative nursing at the local, provincial/territorial, national or international level.

The recipient of the Award shall receive $2500, a certificate, and an Award pin.


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Gloria Stephens Award for Excellence as an Educator of Perioperative Nursing

The Gloria Stephens Award for Excellence as an Educator of Perioperative Nursing was established at the suggestion of and in collaboration with Ms. Gloria Stephens. The award, which will be presented during National Conference years, will celebrate a nurse recognized by her students, peers, and managers as an outstanding educator and role model in the field of perioperative nursing.

The recipient of this award will receive a cheque for $1000 donated by Ms. Stephens, a plaque, and a pin.


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3M Canadian Infection Prevention Champion Award

3m logoThe 3M Canadian Infection Prevention Champion Award will be presented during the National Conference year to a registered nurse who is recognized by their peers as having made significant accomplishments/contributions that improves the lives of surgical patients through awareness of and reduction/prevention of infection.

The recipient of the award shall receive a certificate, an Award pin and a cheque from 3M for $2000.00.

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ORNAC/Johnson & Johnson Drake Thompson Writing Award

johnson logoThis is an annual award that is presented to the author(s) of the best original article published in the Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal (CORNJ) each calendar year. It is designed to recognize Canadian perioperative nurses who contribute to the education of their colleagues through the publication of informative and relevant articles.

The recipient shall receive $3000, a certificate, and an award pin.


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RMAC Patient Safety Award

RMAC LogoThe RMAC Patient Safety Award was established on the initiative of Ron MacLeod, RN, President of RMAC Surgical Inc. to recognize nursing leaders who are innovative in the area of patient safety. The Award is presented at each ORNAC National Conference to the perioperative registered nurse who has developed and/or described relevant and practical patient safety strategies.

The recipient shall receive $1000 from RMAC, a certificate, and an award pin.


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For more information or to nominate someone for an award, contact awards@ornac.ca

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