Canadian Nursing Informatics Pin

The Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA) and Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) are pleased to present the new Canadian Nursing Informatics pin.  This pin was conceptualized by the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA) to represent and celebrate Nursing Informatics in Canada. It is a stylized representation of Florence Nightingale’s Rose Diagram.

In addition to being the founder of modern nursing, Nightingale was an eminent statistician and innovative creator in the visual presentation of health information and statistical graphics. The color statistical graphic entitled “Diagram of the Causes of Mortality in the Army of the East” was used to demonstrate that epidemic disease was responsible for more British deaths in the course of the Crimean War than battlefield wounds. Nightingale used the graphic as a way to explain complex statistics simply, clearly, and persuasively. Thus, Nightingale was also a forerunner of modern Nursing Informatics.

The CNIA has partnered with CNF and the Dr. Kathryn J. Hannah Nursing Informatics Scholarship Committee to raise funds supporting this national graduate level scholarship for Canadian Nurses pursuing advanced education in Nursing Informatics. The pin will be sold in suport of the scholarship only until the target funding threshold has been met. The Dr. Kathryn J. Hannah Nursing Informatics Scholarship is over half way to this goal, and we are extremely pleased to add this distinctive pin as one component of the fundraising campaign for the scholarship.  We are thrilled to have received the exceptionally generous corporate donation from Cerner Canada as a Premier Category Sponsor with $50,000 added to the scholarship fund.

Once this initial priority is satisfied, pin sales will be coordinated exclusively by the CNIA and funds raised will be used to support CNIA’s important work in helping shape the future of Nursing Informatics in Canada. The CNIA will achieve this goal through strategic partnerships with affiliated jurisdictional associations, national organizations – Canadian Nurses Association, COACH, Infoway, participation in key informatics initiatives and through providing exceptional member value through regular education sessions, networking, biennial CNIA conference, information sharing, and advocacy.

Wearing the new Canadian Nursing Informatics pin as a symbol of Nursing Informatics in Canada celebrates Canada’s Nurse Informatician leadership, professionalism, academic endeavors, research, and contributions to Canada’s Digital Health agenda. Canada’s Nursing Informatics day is held annually on May the 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday, which also falls during Canada’s National Nursing Week.

Be the first in your group to show off the pin on your lapel…

In fact, order a dozen and pass them around to all clinical informaticians in your group.

To order:

1-10 pins:
  • Each pin is $15
  • $4.50 S&H will be applied for up to 10 pins ($2.50 bubble mailer and postage + $2 handling) mailed anywhere in Canada.
  • Send request for # of pins including your mailing address to
  • e-Transfer payment information will be sent to you
  • Pin/s will be mailed to the address provided once the e-Transfer is complete.


>10 pins:
  • Price for the total number of pins at $15 each + mailing costs + $2 handling fee.
  • To order:
  • Send request for # of pins to:

Annette Martin at |

Director of Development | Directrice du développement

Canadian Nurses Foundation | La Fondation des infirmières et infirmiers du Canada


The Scholarship remains open for contributions.  To contribute, visit

About the Scholarship

Named after Dr. Kathryn Hannah, a pioneer and internationally-renowned leader in nursing informatics, the new scholarship will be awarded to a Canadian nurse who is pursuing graduate education to advance leadership and innovation in nursing informatics. Applications for the scholarship opened December 4, 2015.

About the Canadian Nurses Foundation

Founded in 1962, the Canadian Nurses Foundation fosters national nursing excellence through the provision of research grants, awards and scholarships. For more information about the Canadian Nurses Foundation, visit

About Dr. Kathryn J Hannah

KJH pinsDr. Kathryn J. Hannah, nurse and leading health informatics expert, Calgary, Alberta, was recently named a Member of the Order of Canada for her efforts to promote the use of information technology to enhance nursing care in Canada and abroad.

Dr. Hannah has held senior management positions in both the health care delivery system and as a branch Director at Alberta Health. She has taught and conducted research in her various roles at the Faculty of Nursing and then the Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary. She has also served as Adjunct Professor, in the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria and in Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Utah. Currently, Dr. Hannah is Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing University of Victoria. She is the Health Informatics Advisor to the Canadian Nurses Association and Executive Project Lead for C-HOBIC.

Kathryn led some of the most significant nursing initiatives in Canadian history and has been a change leader both in Canada and internationally. Always ready to support nurses with her expertise, this scholarship extends her generous mentoring to future nurses seeking to continue innovation in health information management to support optimal health outcomes and professional nursing practice.