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Grace Evelyn Simpson Reeves Awards

The Grace Evelyn Simpson Reeves awards recognize SickKids nurses for demonstrated excellence in nursing practice, education, leadership or research innovation. An individual nurse or a team may be nominated for an award. Nominations are submitted by members of the SickKids staff, a patient or their family, or a student who has worked closely with the nominee.

Nursing Practice Award

This award is open to all individual SickKids nurses who demonstrate outstanding achievement in the following:

Nursing Research Award

This award is open to all SickKids nurses who are currently engaged in research.  The award will be presented to the nurse who demonstrates the value of nursing in the research context by:

  • Advancing practice through participation in research
  • Acting as a role model and being recognized as a resource regarding the research process
  • Participating in knowledge translation activities to share research findings and support best practices
  • Pursuing opportunities to enhance knowledge of self and others related to research

Nursing Leadership Award

This award is open to all SickKids nurses who exemplify leadership in nursing (e.g. in clinical care, projects and/or special initiatives, management, etc). The award will be given to the nurse who:

Advanced Practice Nursing Award

This award is open to all SickKids nurses who demonstrate excellence in the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner. The award will be presented to the nurse who:

  • Advances professional nursing practice
  • Provides exceptional leadership in creatively managing complex patients and families
  • Develops creative and innovative strategies to incorporate and promote evidence based practice
  • Is highly regarded as a role model and mentor to peers internal and external to SickKids
  • Demonstrates proactive leadership as a change agent to advance the organization’s goals and objectives

Nursing Team Award

This award is open to a team of nurses (and may include specific interprofessional members) who demonstrate an exceptional group effort in the advancement of the care of children. All members of the team must demonstrate excellence in their roles and contribute to the outcomes of the team. The award will be presented to the team that:

  • Demonstrates their commitment to child and family-centred care
  • Demonstrates excellence in functioning as a team
  • Contributes to the development of others within and outside of the team
  • Contributes to strengthening clinical practice and improving patient care
  • Develops creative and innovative strategies to to advance the organization’s goals and objectives

Nursing Education Award

This award is open to all SickKids nurses (e.g. Advanced Nursing Practice Educator, Preceptor, Clinical Support Nurse, Clinical Orientation Support Nurse, Staff Nurse, Informatics Nurse, etc) who demonstrate excellence in education of learners, which can include staff, students, patients and/or families . The award will be given to the nurse who:

  • Creatively develops and/or delivers educational programs and other opportunities that meet the needs of learners
  • Collaboratively integrates research, education, and practice
  • Contributes to the development of clinical and professional expertise
  • Role models a commitment to professional development and continuous learning

Nursing Innovation Award (Open to Individuals and Teams)

This award is open to all SickKids nurses who demonstrate excellence, and who may be in 'non-traditional' roles (e.g. informatics, technology, quality, project management, coordination, occupational health, etc). The award will be given to the nurse(s) who:

  • Makes a significant contribution working on initiatives that support the advancement of nursing practice and/or patient care practices and processes, either directly or indirectly
  • Contributes to professional learning and expertise in a particular aspect of nursing 
  • Advances the organization’s goals and objectives
  • Demonstrates leadership in managing departmental/organizational change related to a specific area of practice/workflow
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and problem-solving skills to guide evidence-based decisions related to a specific area of practice/workflow

Career Achievement Award

This award is open to all SickKids nurses, in any role, who have been part of the organization for 15 years or more. The award will be presented to the nurse who exemplifies excellence in the following:

  • Makes a significant contribution in supporting the advancement of the care of children at SickKids
  • Demonstrates a commitment to child and family-centred care, within an interprofessional framework
  • Influences the development, growth, and learning of current and future nurses
  • Regarded by nursing peers as a role model