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Mary McAllister, RN, PhD

Throughout Mary McAllister’s 35-year career, her passion and commitment to nursing in all her varied professional roles (RN, advanced practice nurse, professor, associate chief nursing officer) has been exceptional. Grounded in her exquisite knowledge of nursing’s importance to optimum patient care and health-system functioning, she is one of the strongest voices for nurses in the country. She believes strongly in the future of nursing, as is evidenced by her work across provincial and national professional organizations and her devotion to the mentoring and career coaching of countless students, RNs and APNs. Mary is a remarkable and authentic leader who colleagues have described as the consummate nurse: perceptive, collaborative and innovative.