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Catherine Tompkins wins CASN award

Mar 7, 2019

Catherine Tompkins

Photo above: Dr. Tompkins

Dr. Catherine Tompkins was honoured with the Wendy McBride Award this year at the annual Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) ceremony.

Tompkins is a retired faculty member and was the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences (Nursing) from 2004 to 2014.

The Wendy McBride award is given in recognition of Accreditation Reviewer Excellence.

“It has been a great privilege to work with CASN as an accreditation reviewer, ensuring excellence in nursing education,” says Tompkins. “I’ve had the opportunity to meet faculty and students from across the country and to see best practices in action. I particularly love talking to the students and seeing the pride they take in their schools and programs. I have had the amazing opportunity to visit a University School of Nursing in Peru and another in Mexico. I hope that our visit, discussions and reports have been helpful. As always, the learning goes both ways, and I have seen community-based learning in these schools that would be the envy of many schools in Canada. Being involved in CASN accreditation has allowed me to continue to contribute to nursing education in a new way and I was delighted to be nominated and receive the Wendy McBride Award.”

Dr. Sandra Carroll is the Vice-Dean, Health Sciences and Executive Director, School of Nursing. “This is a well deserved recognition for Dr. Tompkins by CASN,” says Carroll. “Without a doubt, the Schools of Nursing benefited from the expertise Catherine brought to the table during the accreditation processes."

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