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

2019 Award Ceremony: What’s New This Year

This year the Awards Ceremony will be on the same day as the AGM on May 23, 2019. CLPNNS is excited to host an Awards Ceremony to recognize nurses who have demonstrated excellence in nursing practice and have gone above and beyond in the interest of the public. In the spirit of unity and collaboration between the Colleges and the nursing profession, this year the award ceremony will be a joint event held by CLPNNS and CRNNS to celebrate outstanding LPNs, RNs and NPs in Nova Scotia.

This year’s Award Ceremony will look different from previous years. The year the event will be free to attend. The afternoon celebration will be an intimate event with the opportunity to mingle with the CRNNS CEO and CLPNNS Transition ED, CRNNS Council and CLPNNS Board members and award recipients.

This year, awards will be presented at a ceremony held at our new office in Bedford, Nova Scotia on the afternoon of May 23, 2019. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Please note, with the possibility of the proclamation of one nursing regulator in June 2019, this may be the last CLPNNS Awards.

The deadline to nominate a fellow nurse for a CLPNNS award was March 29, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Karlea Lewis, CLPNNS Communications Coordinator at


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

Click here to meet our 2018 award winners. 

Previous Award Winners