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Nursing Excellence Awards

The Grace Evelyn Simpson Reeves awards recognize SickKids nurses for demonstrated excellence in nursing practice, education, leadership, research or innovation.  Winners will receive $1,000 towards a professional development opportunity of their choice. 

The Maria Györössy-Csepreghy Kluge award recognizes SickKids nurses for excellence in Infant and Neonatal nursing. This award is open to any nurse who has worked at SickKids for five or more years and is enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or continuing education program. Winners will receive $3,000 to be used towards tuition fees.

NEW: The Iris Weiss Memorial Award for Excellence in Child and Adolescent Mental Health recognizes a SickKids nurse who provides exemplary care for children, youth and their families receiving care within the Division of Child and Adolescent Medicine and Psychiatry and who are interested in pursuing a professional development opportunity.

An individual nurse or a team (including interprofessional members) may be nominated for several of the awards. Nominations can be submitted by any member of the SickKids staff, a patient/family, or a student who has worked closely with the candidate. Nurses are not eligible for an award if they have received an award in the same category within the last 3 years.

The award recipients will be acknowledged at the 2020 Nursing Excellence Awards ceremony to be held on Tuesday, October 20th at 2:00 p.m. in the Hollywood Theatre (final details will be announced).

Nomination instructions and forms can be found here.


Join us in celebrating and recognizing Nursing Excellence during Nursing Week May 11 to 15, 2020



The DAISY Award is a program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses everyday. SickKids is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honour every month. Learn more.