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Karen Breen-Reid

Title: Manager, Interprofessional Education
Designations: RN, BScN, MN


Karen Breen-Reid is Manager, Interprofessional Education with the Learning Institute at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, ON. and a long-time member of PedNIG and Canadian Association of Paediatric Nurses (CAPN). Karen has over 35 years’ experience in paediatrics and held positions of staff nurse, educator, and manager in many areas throughout SickKids. She has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, clinical standards, competencies and policies related to interprofessional practice, education and care of children with complex medical needs. She has been engaged in designing and delivering several international education programs. Karen has appointment as adjunct lecturer at the University of Toronto. She was a part-time lecturer at the University of Ghana and a member of the Discipline Committee of the College of Nurses of Ontario. She is a three time recipient of the SickKids Award for Nursing Excellence (nursing education; team, individual, and career achievement) as well as the 2008 Leadership Award in Nursing Education (Staff Development), from the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. She is proud to be involved in leading development of the first Canadian Paediatric Nursing Standards


  • Curriculum Development and Instructional Design Certificate from Mount Royal University, Alberta
  • Master of Nursing, University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Toronto
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