RN, BScN, MScN, PhD 
Executive Director
CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses

Dr. Ruth Lee is Executive Director of CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses, and Associate Clinical Professor at the School of Nursing, McMaster University. Ruth received her BScN and MScN from the Faculty of Nursing and PhD from the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Ruth’s career spans from staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, program manager, and Chief of Nursing Practice in various academic healthcare centres, to faculty member and researcher at academic institutions. As Executive Director at CARE Centre, Ruth works closely with regulators, employers, professional organizations, and academics to support Internationally Educated Nurses’ integration process. She is passionate of grooming the next generation of nurses as her way of paying back to all her generous mentors throughout her nursing career. Ruth received the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her contribution in diversity in nursing.

Nursing The Future™ acknowledges that nurses across this country live, work and play on the lands of our Indigenous Ancestors and we join our members in expressing respectful gratitude for this privilege.
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