Janet Rennick - Prix Florence 2014Janet Rennick, RN, MSc. N., PhD, an Assistant Professor at McGill University’s Ingram School of Nursing and a medical scientist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital in the Division of Critical Care, has been awarded the 2014 Prix Florence Award by the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) in the category of research in nursing science.

The award aims to highlight nurses who can serve as role models for all of the members of the OIIQ. Eight Prix Florence awards were created in 2003.The research in nursing science category highlights the exceptional contribution of a nurse to the advancement of knowledge and to the development of nursing practice through their research work and dissemination.

Dr. Rennick’s academic achievements are solidly grounded on a strong clinical background at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, beginning as a clinical nurse specialist in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Since that time she has proven herself as a nurse scientist, demonstrating that nursing research makes a difference to the care of children and their families.

The awarding of these prestigious prizes will be celebrated as part of la Soirée des prix Florence on May 7, 2014, an evening of fundraising for l’Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec. A gold pin, specially created by Quebec jeweller Anne Fauteux, will be presented to each recipient.

To learn more about the Prix Florence awards, click here (in French).

March 28, 2014