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May 4, 2017

Dr. Sandy DeLuca, chair of the School of Nursing, has been named recipient of a 2017 Council of Ontario Universities' Programs in Nursing (COUPN) award.


Dr. DeLuca received the Excellence in University-College Collaboration Award for her work as chair of the Provincial Heads of Nursing sub-committee for Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAATs) nursing schools, co-chair of the COUPN-CAATs Executive Committee, and CAATs representative on the Joint Provincial Nursing Committee. She has been instrumental in strengthening relationships between college and university nursing educators and forging a united educator voice on key policy issues including the Nursing Graduate Guarantee, RN prescribing, clinical education, education for seniors' care and educational program approval. Dr. DeLuca's open and collaborative approach to nursing education, her political insight, approachable nature and warm sense of humour have all contributed to the advancement of university-college collaboration.


In addition to her roles at the provincial level, Dr. DeLuca has 35 years' experience teaching nursing, holds joint appointments at Western University, is a researcher at the Centre for Education, Research and Innovation at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and is an elected director for the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.


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Screen capture of Dr. Sandra DeLuca's profile on the COUPN award website