Assistant Professor, Nursing
Nursing, School of Professional Studies
MN (2017), Dalhousie University
BScN (2015), Cape Breton University
Clinical and Academic Background
My clinical background is emergency nursing. As a staff nurse, I have worked primarily in the emergency department at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital where I have taken advantage of many opportunities to advance my clinical learning and leadership by attending certification programs such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support [ACLS], Pediatric Advanced Life Support [PALS], and Trauma Nursing Core Course [TNCC]. Likewise, I have obtained my Emergency Nursing Program certification through the Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre and most recently have become certified to practice as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner [SANE]. In addition to my clinical practice, my academic career began at Dalhousie University where I have held positions with the Dalhousie School of Nursing as a Teaching Assistant in both community health nursing and nursing research while pursuing my Master of Nursing (thesis) Degree. I came back to Cape Breton University in 2017 as an Assistant Professor, Nursing (term) with the goal of continuing my commitment to advancing nursing practice, education, and research.
Access to and use of health services, remote healthcare provision, marginalized groups, determinants of health, health promotion