Nursing Professor Mina Singh has been named the 2012 Pat Griffin Nursing Education Research Scholar by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN).
The honour comes with a $10,000 grant to help Singh, of York’s School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health, promote her nursing education research through inquiry, mentorship and dissemination.
The annual award was created as a way for CASN to support research in nursing education being carried out by a Canadian scholar. Singh is the award’s second recipient.
Singh was chosen as the Pat Griffin Scholar for her influential research in the area of accountability in education and practice, curriculum development and design, as well as international development in nursing education. In addition, it was noted that she has a solid record of mentoring nursing students.
Her interests also include mental health and community health nursing. She is a member of York’s Faculty of Graduate Studies and a reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, formerly AXON, which is a peer reviewed journal published three times a year.
As part of the grant, which recognizes the leadership contributions of the late Pat Griffin, who was executive director of the CASN from 2005 to 2007, Singh will deliver the Pat Griffin Annual Lecture at the CASN council meeting.