Two highly accomplished professors from the School of Nursing in UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Health and Social Development are among the inaugural class of Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Nursing, announced Sept. 9 by the Canadian Nurses Association.
Nursing Prof. Marie Tarrant, director of the School of Nursing, and Nursing Prof. Joan Bottorff, director of the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, will be officially inducted as inaugural Fellows at a virtual ceremony and celebration on Nov. 20.
The academy is the first pan-Canadian organization dedicated to identifying, educating, supporting and celebrating nursing leaders across all the regulated categories and domains of practice. The Fellowship program recognizes and celebrates the most accomplished nurses in Canada and represents the highest honour for Canada’s nursing leaders.
“This is a historic step forward in Canadian nursing,” said Tim Guest, Canadian Nurses Association president. “I am delighted to finally have the opportunity to announce the inaugural Fellows. Each individual has displayed outstanding leadership and commitment to advancing the nursing profession in Canada and globally.”