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June 19, 2014

Bonnie Stevens receives CNA award for excellence in nursing research

Bonnie Stevens, SickKids’ Associate Chief of Nursing Research, is the recipient of the Canadian Nursing Association (CNA) 2014 Order of Merit in research. She and the other award winners have increased the stature and public recognition for the nursing profession, nationally and internationally, says the CNA.

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Stevens is co-director with Fiona Campbell of the SickKids Centre for Pain Management Research and Education and director of the University of Toronto's Centre for the Study of Pain. She is a Professor in the Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at U of T, and holds the Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Paediatric Nursing Research — the first endowed chair of its kind in Canada – and is recognized as a world expert for research on the assessment and management of pain in infants and children.

In the last decade, her work has focused on evaluating knowledge translation into practice and on helping develop pediatric nurses and pain practices in global child health. Stevens earned her bachelor of nursing from McMaster University, her master of science in nursing from the University of Toronto and her doctorate from McGill University.

The awards were presented during CNA's biennial convention in Winnipeg, June 16-18. The CNA represents 151,404 registered nurses in Canada through a federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges. The organization advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada's publicly funded, not-for-profit health system. 

Read more about the CNA awards.