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Acknowledging an NSWOC Hero this National Nursing Week

Happy National Nursing Week!

On behalf of Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada, we would like to wish you a happy National Nursing Week! May 9-15, 2022: The National Nursing Week annual celebrations take place from the Monday to the Sunday of the same week as Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12.

The theme this year is #WeAnswerTheCall and was developed by CNA to showcase the many roles that nurses play in a patient’s health-care journey. The pandemic brought to light the courage and commitment that nurses work under every day and showed the important role that nurses play in the community. Learn more at


Hospital News 2022 Nursing Hero Awards:

NSWOC Christie Cowan awarded 3rd prize

In recognition of National Nursing Week, we are happy to highlight one of our NSWOCC Members. Christie Cowan, RN, BScN, NSWOC, WOCC(C) from the Ottawa Hospital was awarded 3rd prize by The Hospital News 2022 Nursing Hero Awards! The Hospital News 2022 Nursing Hero Awards were recently announced to recognize those nurses across Canada who showed acts of heroism through their everyday work to help strangers. In the thank you letter to all nurses, Kristie Jones, Editor of Hospital News, wrote:

"Many of you (our nurses) were the ones at the bedsides of patients when they took their last breath. Providing care and comfort that their families were unable to provide. You worked around the clock, spent time away from your families and put yourselves at risk staring this virus right in the face. You did all of this while some refused to wear masks and even protested outside of your hospitals - yet you still came to work. Over the years there has been a lot of talk about how broken our health care system is. Through-out the pandemic we were warned of a health care system at the brink of rationing care for COVID-19 patients. Fortunately, that didn't materialize. That is in large part because of you. Our nurses. You showed up everyday. Many of you came out of retirement to aid in the battle. Thank you. To every single person who has worked in a hospital/long-term care setting over the last two years - thank you. you are all heroes."


Is there an NSWOC or SWAN you want to acknowledge? Do you have news or you want NSWOCC to share to our members? Email to submit your announcement today!

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