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Exemplifying excellence: Dr. Janet Landeen is named an Inaugural Fellow of the Canadian Nurse Educators Institute

Dec 5, 2017
Guylaine Spencer

 Janet Landeen

Dr. Janet Landeen, an associate professor in the School of Nursing, has been named an Inaugural Fellow of the Canadian Nurse Educators Institute. The title was celebrated at a gala dinner at this year’s Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) general meeting in Ottawa in November.

Landeen is one of eleven inaugural fellows of the new institute. “It was quite an honour to be included in the list. They really are the scholars from across the country,” says Landeen.

CASN is celebrating its 75th anniversary year. One of their initiatives to increase the profile of nursing education scholarship in Canada, Landeen says, was to develop the Canadian Nurse Educators Institute, which offers educational events primarily to nursing faculty across the country. “For this institute, they created a new group of fellows. For the inaugural fellows, they went back over the last four years of individuals who had won major awards from CASN for their education contributions. These included the Ethel John’s Award winners and the Pat Griffin Scholars.” (Landeen won the Ethel John’s award for outstanding contributions to nursing education in 2015.)

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The CASN annual general meeting attracts attendees from across the country, including all the deans and directors of schools of nursing across the country, professors in charge of graduate and undergraduate programs, those who work on accreditation – essentially anyone who is interested in nursing education in Canada. 

Dr. Susan Jack, associate professor in McMaster’s School of Nursing, is a colleague of Landeen’s. “To be named an Inaugural Fellow of the Canadian Nurse Educator Institute is one of the highest honours that can be awarded to a nurse educator in Canada,” Jack notes. “Dr. Landeen is a worthy recipient of this award. She exemplifies excellence in every aspect of nursing education – administration, teaching, curriculum development and educational research. I have had the privilege to co-teach with Dr. Landeen, and she is a brilliant scholar. She has a true gift in engaging students in learning, and she is so generous in her capacity to share her knowledge with her colleagues, such as myself, so that we can reflect on our teaching practices and improve how we deliver our nursing courses, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.”

Sandra L. Carroll is the interim associate dean, Health Sciences & director, School of Nursing, McMaster University. “We are all so proud that Dr. Landeen received this incredible honour and recognition, which attests to her commitment and service to the School of Nursing and our students,” says Carroll.

 

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