University of Calgary

Watson honoured

May 21, 2009

Leadership in nursing education

Lorraine Watson

Lorraine Watson. 
In her letter of nomination, Leianne Vye-Rogers, assistant dean, undergraduate programs, wrote: “Dr. Watson’s career as a nurse educator has been one of innovation and success. Alongside her distinguished educational accomplishments and multiple leadership roles, she has managed to maintain a successful research career, focusing on issues of weight management. Her passion and enthusiasm for nursing students continues, evidenced by her ongoing teaching involvement, from first year undergraduate students through to master and doctoral students.”

The ANEA award is presented annually to an individual who exemplifies leadership in nursing education in the advancement of nursing education; educational program development and delivery; educational organizational involvement; and/or research in the areas of teaching/learning.

Lorraine Watson joined the Faculty of Nursing in 1981 shortly after completing the Post Diploma program at the University of Calgary and as she was wrapping up a Master of Education degree in the Faculty of Educational Policy and Administration, also at the U of C.  She completed her PhD in Clinical Nursing Research/Cognitive Psychology at the University of Arizona in 1991. 

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