The 2011 PNEIG Award Winners

by Admin on May 7, 2011

in PNEIG Award Winners


The Provincial Nurse Educators Interest Group (PNEIG) Research Award $5,000
This award provides an opportunity to a Registered Nurse who is pursuing education at the Graduate or Doctoral level related to nursing education in an academic or clinic setting. Applicants must be members of PNEIG. 1 x $5,000

Lifeng FanLifeng Fan
Lifeng is a doctoral student at Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. Her clinical background is in diabetes selfmanagement education as a RN, Certified Diabetes Educator. Her doctoral thesis research proposal focuses on examining the acceptability, feasibility, and effects of a foot self-care educational intervention in adult patients with diabetes. The objectives of the study are to examine the feasibility and acceptability of the foot care educational intervention, and to explore the effects of the foot self-care educational intervention on patients’ foot self-care knowledge, behaviors, self-efficacy, and the occurrence of foot problems in adult Canadian patients with diabetes. The findings of research will contribute towards the development of clinical practice guidelines, and guide design of educational interventions for patients with diabetes in the clinical and community settings.

Provincial Nurse Educators Interest Group (PNEIG) Award $1,500
Sue Bookey-BassettSusan Bookey-Bassett

Sue is a doctoral student at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. She has worked in a variety of nursing roles, including staff nurse, educator, manager, project consultant, and research assistant within hospitals, academic institutions and the RNAO. Sue has worked with several researchers at the University of Toronto on studies related to patient safety and nursing workforce issues. Sue’s doctoral research is examining the work-related causes of fatigue among acute care nurses. Her goal is to become a nursing professor and develop a program of research focusing on creating safe work environments for nurses.

Provincial Nurse Educators Interest Group (PNEIG) Award $1,500
Delayne HaaszDelayne Haasz
Since graduating from Seneca College in 1995, Delayne has worked as a critical care nurse, an educator and ACLS instructor, an organ donation coordinator, and presently as a patient care manager. Career highlights have included mentoring new graduate and international nurses, supporting families in crisis, staff development and advancing delirium prevention. With a perpetual curiosity, Delayne has pursued several certificates, a BA in Psychology from Queen’s University, a BSN from University of British Columbia, and is currently in the MSc/NP program at McMaster University. Present interests include creative learning, nursing retention, care of at-risk seniors, and promoting cognitive health.

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