Diabetes Nursing Interest Group (DNIG)

Membership in the Diabetes Nursing Interest Group (DNIG) is open to all Registered Nurses and nursing students interested in the area of diabetes education and care.

DNIG provides a forum for the discussion of issues within the diabetes care nursing community; contributes a nursing voice on diabetes related practice, education, and research issues; advocates / lobbies at the provincial level on diabetes care (professional nursing issues as well as quality of care concerns from consumer perspective); supports continuing nursing education relevant to diabetes education and care, and strives to establish a network for information sharing and collaboration within diabetes nursing and with other health care professionals.

DNIG supports 3 awards:
The Ernie “Aieh” Jacobs Memorial Award offers an opportunity to a Registered Nurse or graduating baccalaureate nursing student who wishes to pursue diverse continuing education in the area of diabetes education and care specific to diabetes in the Aboriginal population. The applicant must have demonstrated a significant commitment to diabetes education/care and be currently practicing, or intending to practice, in a community that includes Aboriginals. Applicants must be members of the Diabetes Nursing Interest Group of RNAO. This annual award is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Smith and Nephew.
The Mary Ann Murphy Memorial Diabetes Award offers an opportunity to a Registered Nurse or graduating baccalaureate nursing student who wishes to pursue advanced education (certificate or degree) focusing on diabetes education/care for persons with diabetes, and who has demonstrated a significant commitment to the cause of diabetes. Applicants must be members of the Diabetes Nursing Interest Group of RNAO. This annual award is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Murphy/Myers family.
The Margaret Myers Diabetes Clinical Practice Award offers an opportunity to a Registered Nurse or graduating baccalaureate nursing student who wishes to pursue education at the graduate level OR to complete a special project focusing on diabetes. The applicant has demonstrated significant interest in diabetes research, education, and care and is currently practicing, or intending to practice, in the field. Applicants must be members of the Diabetes Nursing Interest Group of RNAO. This annual award is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Murphy/Myers family.

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