Every year, Nursing Week is celebrated around the world during the same week as Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. At Sinai Health registered nurses and registered practical nurses play an important role along the continuum of patient care. From direct care to leadership, innovation and research, teaching and learning as well as in support functions, like quality, informatics, infection control, occupational health, and risk. To celebrate the incredible role nurses play, we are showcasing some of the achievements of our nurses from the past year and highlighting what makes nursing at Sinai Health unique.

“Nurses at Sinai Health bring courage, passion and commitment to their work. We see this come to life every day from delivering compassionate and high-quality care at the bedside to advancing our academic practice strategy.”

Jane Merkley

Executive Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive and Chief Operating Officer, Sinai Health

Our history of nursing excellence

Achievements and Milestones

Canada's Magnet Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital remains the only hospital in Canada to achieve Magnet Designation. The program distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence.

Sinai Health is home to the Centre for Nursing Excellence, the only hospital-based center of its kind in Canada. The Centre focuses on nurse-led research and innovation that advances and accelerates the science of care.

A passion for discovery and continuous learning is the hallmark of any nursing career. At Mount Sinai Hospital the Unit Council on 11 North updated existing tracheostomy eLearning modules. At Hennick Bridgepoint, nurses received additional training from the de Souza institute to enhance expertise to provide the best possible cancer and palliative care.

Our Labour and Delivery nursing team at Mount Sinai introduced a new nursing mentorship program to help onboard new nurses to the unit.

Canada's Magnet Hospital

At our Hennick Bridgepoint campus, RPN’s received skills training in CVAD and IV insertion, enabling them to work to the full scope of practice and highlight the intergral part RPNs and RN play in our system

Across Sinai Health, more than 100 Clinical Externs have transitioned to nursing roles at our hospitals, demonstrating our commitment to education and training the next generation of nurses.


Across both Hospitals, regular hospital-wide pressure injury studies ensures safe, high-quality care for our patients while applying the latest in leading practice.