Fellows of the Canadian Nurse Educator Institute
In order to promote the Canadian Nurse Educator Institute, and to recognize the caliber of nurse educators in Canada, the CNEI board is launching a new program: the Fellow of the Canadian Nurse Educator Institute.
To be named a Fellow of the Canadian Nurse Educator Institute, the candidate will have:
- contributed significantly to the enhancement of the quality nursing education and thus the nursing profession in Canada;
- actively promoted excellence in nursing education; and
- demonstrated a sustained and significant contribution to nursing education in Canada.
In addition, successful candidates must embody at least two of the following characteristics:
- demonstrated leadership in influencing the quality of education within the academic and practice areas;
- demonstrated leadership in strengthening the profile of nursing education research within academic and practice areas
- sustained a research portfolio in a substantive area of nursing education,
- demonstrated leadership in integrating a program of research in the education of students at all levels at their institution;
- engaged in the development of innovative strategies to strengthen the quality of nursing education delivery in a Canadian nursing school;
- sustained teaching and learning activities of high quality, as recognized by peers and students;
- demonstrated a commitment to the mentoring of students and colleagues; and
- contributed, in an on-going manner, to the advancement of the CASN Accreditation Program.
- Any current or former faculty member or administrator engaged in educational scholarship and activities of a CASN member school.
- Any Registered Nurse educator in Canada who can demonstrate they meet the nomination criteria with a level of excellence.
- Outstanding individuals, who are not Registered Nurses, who contribute to the education of nurses, may also be considered.
- Any international nurse educator or administrator, who demonstrates they meet the nomination criteria with a level of excellence as it applies to the Canadian nursing context, may also be considered.
- Applicants must have a letter of support from an individual who can attest to the breadth and quality of the applicant’s career experience and contributions, such as a supervisor/dean/director/school head.
- Fellows: Those meeting the criteria and eligibility criteria described above.
- Inaugural Fellows: past Pat Griffin Scholars and Ethel Johns Award winners from 2012 – 2016.
- Applications are only accepted via invitation for the 2017 and 2018 induction period.
- For the 2019 induction period, and moving forward, unsolicited nominations will be accepted.
- Fellows are selected by a committee of the Inaugural Fellows and a representative of the CNEI Advisory Board.
- Annual admissions (named in September, inducted at Council in November).
- Up to three nominees can be admitted every year.
- All Fellows are encouraged to use the title in their official correspondence (FCNEI – Fellow of the Canadian Nurse Educator Institute).
- All Inaugural Fellows are encouraged to use the title in their official correspondence (I-FCNEI – Inaugural Fellow of the Canadian Nurse Educator Institute).
- Fellows will be inducted at the Council meetings with a ‘pinning’ ceremony.
- Fellows will be provided with a plaque and/or statuette to mark their achievement.
- Fellows will be recognized at each CASN Nursing Education Conference and Council meeting
- For the 2017 and 2018 induction period, no fees will be required to become a Fellow.
- Application fees will be introduced beginning in 2019.
- Fees, when levied, will go towards off-setting the costs of covering travel to Ottawa for the induction ceremonies.