Award Recipient

Elsie Duff

Dr. Ann Beckingham Award

As a doctoral candidate, in the Leadership in Nursing Education field at Western University, I am delighted and humbled with a CNF award. My practice background is in primary care as a nurse practitioner and nurse educator. My research interest is to better understand the development of NP role competence.

Aside from my research, I am passionate about mentoring and teaching. My varied student and nurse experiences that have shaped my expertise in nursing education, practice and research. I value networking with nurses in my volunteer work with local, national and international nursing organizations such as the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing and the International Council of Nurses. My leadership, teaching and service roles have continuously provided me with opportunities to advance nursing.

The generous award from the CNF supports my research about NP role competence and safe patient care. I aim to identify factors associated to safe healthcare practice that may inform health services, education or nurse regulation. My long-term goal is to pursue a career in research, practice and teaching.

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