Earlier this week, the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) announced its 2015 recipients of the CARNA Awards for Nursing Excellence with the Faculty of Nursing receiving three of eight awards offered.
Nicole Letourneau, RN PhD — Excellence in Nursing Research
Letourneau holds the Norlien/ACHF Chair in Parent-Infant Mental Health in the Faculty of Nursing. Her research involves developing and testing interventions that support the development of infants and children growing up in families affected by parental depression, addictions, intimate partner violence and low incomes.
Nancy Moules, RN PhD — Excellence in Nursing Education
Moules, a 2011 recipient of a CARNA Award for nursing research, has a professorship in child- and family-centred cancer care, funded by Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation and Alberta Children's Research Institute.
Tyler Hume RN (BN’13) — Rising Star
An alumnus, Hume was a University of Calgary President’s Award for Excellence in Student Leadership in 2013 and is currently a practising RN at Foothills Medical Centre.
CARNA is the professional body that regulates more than 35,000 registered nurses in Alberta. The CARNA Awards recognize RNs for their contributions to nursing practice — from recent graduate nurses to those who have inspired through decades of dedication.There were an additional four nominees from the University of Calgary.