Nursing Best Practice Research Centre

Advancing care through knowledge

How to Become a Member

Interested individuals and organizations whose objectives fit with NBPRC strategic goals can apply for membership appointment. 

Individual Membership

Interested individuals should complete the online application for 'NBPRC Individual Memberships' at:


Organizational Membership

Interested organizations should complete the online application for NBPRC Organizational Memberships at:


Organizational applications must include a letter from a senior nursing administrator outlining their organization’s objectives and how it can contribute to the work of the NBPRC. Organizations applying for membership should address their application letters to both NBPRC Co-Directors, as follows:

Wendy Gifford, RN, PhD Co-Director, Nursing Best Practice Research Center 
Associate Professor Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing
University of Ottawa
451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M5

Valerie Grdisa, RN, MS, PhD Co-Director, Nursing Best Practice Research Centre
Director, International Affairs & Best Practice Guidelines Centre 
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)
158 Pearl Street,
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1L3

All completed application letters and CVs must submitted online only. Any questions about the application process can be directed to Verity White, NBPRC Coordinator via e-mail at

Membership Appointment Term and Renewal Procedure

Membership renewal will take place on an annual basis. An email will be sent to all members in order to maintain updated CV/resumes and contact information.