Violet Ruelokke Primary Health Care Award CE Reference

The Violet D. Ruelokke Award has been established for the purpose of strengthening nursing leadership capacity in primary health care (PHC). Applications will be accepted from Registered Nurses pursuing studies or participating in an event that aims to develop/strengthen knowledge and skill for primary health care practice, such as: 

  • population health, 
  • strengthening community capacity, 
  • interdisciplinary collaborative practice, 
  • program development, 
  • research and evaluation, 
  • proposal writing, etc.

Application Deadline: April 15th for conferences/programs/events between January 1st and June 30th of the current year.
October 15th for conferences/programs/events between July 1st and December 31st of the current year.


References are accepted from a registered nurse* in a leadership position who can speak to the applicant’s motivation and initiative with regard to their nursing practice and potential contribution to primary health care. 

If you are providing a reference for an applicant, please review the Reference Requirements document prior to starting the reference form. 

References can be completed using the Violet Ruelokke Primary Health Care CE Reference Form. Letters of reference will not be accepted. 

References must be submitted by the application deadline in order to be considered. 

*References are accepted from non-nurses in situations where the applicant’s manager/supervisor is not a registered nurse.

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