Nunavut honours nurses during National Nursing Week

Three nurses receive awards


During National Nursing week, May 6 to May 12, Nunavut is giving special recognition to three nurses.

“I am proud of our nursing staff and the medical care they provide to Nunavummiut, and I thank them for their care, compassion and commitment,” Keith Peterson, Nunavut’s health minister said in a May 6 news release.

The nurses receiving awards include:

• Joanne Dignard, nurse-in-charge in Grise Fiord, who receives an “Excellence in Nursing Practice” award;

• Candice Waddell, a registered psychiatric nurse in Cape Dorset, who receives an “Excellence in Nursing Leadership” award; and,

• Judith Clarke, community health nurse in Pond Inlet, who receives a “Lifetime Achievement” award.

National Nursing Week coincides with International Nursing Day on May 12, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, considered the founder of modern nursing.

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