Member of the Order of Canada
- Awarded on: November 20, 2014
- Invested on: September 23, 2015
For her research in evidence-based nursing and for her contributions to the development of nurse practitioners.
Alba DiCenso has fostered the growth of the nursing profession and improved patient access to health care. Professor emeritus at the School of Nursing and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University, she conducted groundbreaking research that supported the full integration of nurse practitioners into our health care system. Lead editor of the first major textbook and nursing journal on evidence-based nursing, she is regarded as a pioneer in the field and has advanced nursing in Canada and abroad. As well, her commitment to capacity building has increased the number and expertise of health services researchers who will be the leaders of innovation in future health care delivery.