LAURA BARR - 2002

Laura Barr played a pivotal role in the development of the nursing profession in Ontario, and since Ontario has the largest number of nurses, throughout Canada.  She began her career in Windsor, where she became chair of  RNAO’s Windsor-Essex chapter.

Barr’s vision was for nurses to function as independent practitioners, not as assistants to physicians.  It has been noted that Laura was incredibly progressive and displayed a natural understanding of people and organizational structures.

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