Eleanor Jean Martin Award
Grissel is a nursing graduate of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto (UofT). She has worked in inpatient Neurology, Epilepsy and Neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital for over 5 years. Grissel is the recipient of the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network’s Fellowship Awards and has been actively involved in research and quality improvements initiatives at the University Health Network’s (UHN) Neurosciences Department for about 4.5 years. She has presented her work in countries across North America, Europe and Australia. She is currently completing her Master of Nursing degree at Charles Sturt University in Australia and will be graduating in December 2021. Grissel teaches neuroscience nursing for the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto in the inpatient setting and also works in Clinical Education at the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing various neuroscience nursing societies in Canada and internationally. She serves as the Councillor for the Ontario Central Chapter for the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses. She volunteers on the Clinical Policy and Practice Committee and the Professional Nursing Practice Councils at the UHN. Her professional interests include clinical professional and patient education, issues affecting one’s access to care, quality improvement and research informed practices.