Dianne Martin, MA, BScN, RPN, RN, has been a nurse since 1979. She graduated first as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) and then in 1998, she graduated as an RN with a diploma in nursing and is today is dually registered as both an RN and RPN. She subsequently has obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from York University and a Master of Leadership from Royal Roads University.
Currently she holds the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario where she has been recognized for her work to build bridges of greater understanding, clarity, and respect among the categories of nurses in Ontario. Her Knowledge Process Model which she developed in 2013 has been used in Canada and internationally to provide clarity to different categories of nurses and ensure safe nursing practice based on patient need.
Dianne has experience working in several Ontario hospitals predominantly in the field of Perinatal Care. She has held several leadership positions senior policy analyst with the Nursing Policy and Innovation Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (formerly The Nursing Secretariat).
In 2015 Dianne Received an honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies from Georgian College and in 2016 She received the Premier’s Award which recognizes college graduates whose achievements have made a difference in the province of Ontario.
She is the daughter of a nurse, mother to a nurse, and she holds all those who care for others in the highest regard.