College Awards & Annual Banquet

Do you work with a licensed practical nurse who deserves recognition for their ongoing commitment to their clients, their practice, or to health care in general?

Read below for information on:

  • The Annual Awards Banquet
  • The College Awards and Nomination Process
  • Previous Award Winners

Awards Banquet

The 2018 awards banquet will be held on May 24, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Delta Hotels Dartmouth (240 Brownlow Avenue) following the CLPNNS AGM. The cost of the Awards Banquet is $25.00. Parking is free.

Registration for the 2018 Awards Banquet closed on Friday, May 18.

Please note that a professional photographer will be taking photos during the Awards Banquet. By taking part in this event you grant CLPNNS full rights to use the images resulting from the photography. These images may be shared on our website and in upcoming newsletters to share news about the event or to promote future events. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform the photographer and/or a CLPNNS staff member.


Award of Excellence in Nursing Practice

This award recognizes LPNs whose dedication to the nursing profession is evident by their competence in their every-day practice and commitment to the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for LPNs in Canada. This LPN is often recognized by their peers as one who contributes to the advancement of the profession of practical nursing and health care in general through their participation in community activities, dedication to collaborative practice and innovative outlook on practice

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognizes and honours the outstanding contributions made by an LPN over their span of their career (25 or more years). This LPN has played a pivotal role in the practical nursing profession through leadership, advocacy, and excellence in practice. The recipient is a role model for the profession, inspiration to others, strong communicator, a recognized leader, and demonstrates the principles of inter-professional collaboration.


Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be currently employed as an LPN in Nova Scotia, actively practising in any domain of nursing, and licensed with CLPNNS.*
  2. Be in in good standing** with CLPNNS and employer(s) (past and present).

*For nominees for the Lifetime Achievement, the individual can be retired.
** “Good standing” is defined in CLPNNS bylaws as “a member with no disciplinary findings.”

2018 Awards

Nominations for 2018 Awards closed on April 1.

Previous Award Winners