Nursing research facilitator receives UVic alumni award

22 April 2013

Lynn Cummings, MSFHR’s nursing research facilitator for Vancouver Island Health Authority, has been selected by the University of Victoria’s (UVic) School of Nursing Alumni as recipient of their seventh annual Award of Excellence.

Cummings’ career in nursing has been wide-ranging, including experience as a practicing nurse, educator, clinician, palliative care specialist, facilitator, researcher, public speaker, developer of curriculum, volunteer, committee and board member.

Throughout her career, Cummings has been passionate about advancing knowledge generation: she recently received a Canadian Institute Health Research planning grant with Dr. Anastasia Mallidou, also with UVic, to explore ways to improve residential care. She also received an MSFHR award to support point-of-care research at VIHA.

Cummings will receive her award May 10 at the School of Nursing’s research conference, being held during National Nursing Week.

Learn more about the work of the Nursing Research Facilitator Program.