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Allan, Dorothy

 

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Diploma, Nursing Service Administration, (1961)
  • Established the first Policy and Procedures Manual
  • Director of Nursing, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
  • Awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership in RNANS
    Centennial Award recipient

Aquino, Ismael

 

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BScN (1996)
  • Nova Scotia Provincial Director
  • Atlantic Regional Director of Education for the Canadian Red Cross
  • Won gold at the 2011 IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards

Blois, Ruby

 

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MN (1965)
  • Founding member of the North Dartmouth Outreach Centre and Camp Brigadoon
  • Founding Member and Managing Partner of Health Care Change Management Inc. with Associate status at Deloitte Canada
  • Served as CEO of the IWK Foundation and Vice President of Clinical Programs IWK

Boone, Gail

 

 

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BN (1979)
  • Executive and Leadership Development Coach
  • Taught for ten years at the V School of Nursing
  • Implemented the Nova Scotia Pay Equity Act

Butler, Lorna

 

 

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PhD, RN Master of Nursing (1987)

 

  • The first CNS with graduate credentials
  • Dean of the College of Nursing (U. of Sask.)
  • Interested in oncology nursing research and patients’ communication needs.

Campbell-Yeo, Marsha

 

 

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BN (1987) MN (1999)
  • Assistant Professor at SON
  • Cross-appointments in the Dept. of Pediatrics, Psychology and Neurosciences
  • Chair of the Nursing Issues Special Interest group

Denney, Donna

 

 

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MN (1995)
  • CRNNS Executive Director
  • Nursing Advisor to NS Scotia’s  Minister of Health
  • Award recipient for nursing excellence

Dewar, Vera

 

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BN (1967)
  • Pivotal figure of change
  • Honorary doctorate from UPEI
  • Award winning philanthropist

Etowa, Josephine

 

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BN (1996), MN (1999)

 

  • Chair, Loyer DaSilva Research
  • Co-founder of Health Association of African Canadians
  • Awarded for her contributions

Evans, Joan

 

 

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MN (1994)
  • Varied nursing career
  • Breaking the glass ceiling
  • Passionate about communication in healthcare
   

 

 

Fitch, Margaret

 

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BScN (1973)
  • Founding President of Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology
  • Recognized for research and leadership
  • President of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care

Foulds, Barbara

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BScN (1997)
  • Dean of the Faculty of Health, Public Safety & Community Studies
  • Was Associate Dean of Health
  • Was the Coordinator of the Prior Leaning Assessment

Fry, Barb (Farquharson)

 

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BN (1971)
  • President of Workplace Dynamix Inc.
  • International speaker and author
  • Active member of CRNNS

Harrison, Margaret

 

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BN (1979)
  • First graduate of PhD. in Clinical Health at McMaster University
  • Founding member and senior scientist with Queen's PRN
  • Lead developer of CAN-IMPLEMENT

Herbert, Rosemary

 

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BN (1977) MN (1991)
  • Nurse educator for
    32 years
  • Life long learning
  • Previous Dean of Nursing, UPEI

Keddy, Barbara

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Diploma in Public

Health Nursing (1973)

  • Professor Emerita 
  • Developed a unique website
  • named 'Outstanding Alumni

Knox, Janet

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MN (1979)
  • President & CEO of Annapolis Valley DHA
  • member of Canadian College of Health Leaders
  • Centennial Award of Distinction

Kohi, Thecla

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BScN (1990) MN (1992)
  • RN in Tanzania
  • Graduate supervisor leader
  • Author of peer reviewed  publications

Latimer, Margot

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BScN (1989) MN (1999) PhD (2006)
  • Research interest in the area of empathy for pain
  • Awarded NS Heatlh Research Foundation Establishment Grant
  • Pioneering new path of discovery

Mahon, Kate

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BN (1980)
  • niche in critical care
  • established a health care consultant business
  • Volunteer involvement  both locally and nationally

MacKinnon, Anne

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BN (1975)
  • 40 years of global nursing experience
  • Frequent guest speaker for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
  • International humanitarian

McLean, Leslie

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MScN (2002)
  • Many professional development and certification achievements
  • progressive leadership roles as a team leader, educator, project lead, and advanced practice nurse
  • a successful consultant for individual and team development

McLeod, Deborah

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BN (1982)

MN (1992)

  • clinician scientist at the QEII in Halifax in psychosocial oncology
  • member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO)
  • development of the Interprofessional Psychosocial Oncology distance Education (IPODE) project

Martin Misener, Ruth

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DOPN (1986) BScN (1992) MN (2000)
  • played key role in development of NP role in NS
  • TUTOR-PHC team co-investigator and mentor
  • co-Director of Canadian Centre for Advanced Practice Nursing Research

Mlay, Rose

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BScN (1991) MN (1998)
  • Awarded WHO Scholarship in 1996
  • Influential in campaigning for several causes
  • co-Editor of teh Africa Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health

Murnaghan, Donna

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MN (1992)
  • President, PEI Nurses' Union
  • Lead investigator for the Comprehensive School Health Research  Organizations
  • Awarded Diamond Jubilee in 2013

Muxlow, Josephine

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BN (1990)
  • helped to pioneer CNS role in Health Canada
  • mentor to students of African descent
  • helped to develop Nursing Best Practice Clinical Guidelines

McFetridge-Durdle, Judith

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BN (1974) MN (1987)
  • Dean of Nursing, MUN (2009-13)
  • Associate Director. FUTURE (2007-09)
  • Passionate advocate for interprofessional education

Oulton, Judith

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DNSA (1970)
  • CEO of International Council of Nurses (1996-2008)
  • Career experience in government, education and nursing administration and service
  • Honorary doctorate recipient

Roger Pilon

 

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Diploma, OUtpost & Community Health Nursing (1991)
  • One of the first NPs to be licensed as PHC-NP
  • Left fulltime NP practice to pursue academic career
  • Research interests include Type II diabetes, men's health and primary health care

Price, Sheri

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BScN (1992) MN NP (2001)
  • Extensive volunteer background with the academic and non-profit community
  • Doctoral research on Millennial nurses' career choice
  • Expertise in cardiology, critical care, community and women's health

Poirier, Paula

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BN (1987) MN (1997)
  • COO of Emergency Medical Care since 2009
  • Director of EHS Provincial Programs at DoH for 8 years
  • made a positive impact on the standard of care patients receive

Scott, Lois

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MN (1991)
  • VP & GM of Telehealth
  • Board of Directors NANB
  • Canadian representative on telehealth international committees

Seaman, Patricia

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MN (1999)
  • Atlantic Regional Director for VON
  • Active participant on Boards and Committees
  • Strong supporter of participatory leadership style

Srivastava, Rani

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BN (1981)
  • Graduated with honors (1981)
  • Author and editor of a textbook
  • Recognized as industry leader in diversity and cultural competence

Starzomski, Rosalie

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BN (1978)
  • 30 years experience in nephrology/transplant advanced practice
  • co-Editor of Toward a Moral Horizon:Nursing Ethics  for Leadership Practice
  • Numerous volunteer leadership roles

Stewart, Miriam

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MN (1976)
  • Former Health Senior Investigator and Scholar
  • Launched numerous strategic research initiatives
  • Received CNA Centennial Award

Tarrant, Florence

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DOPN (1984)
  • DOPN youngest graduate in 1984.
  • Nursing management and healthcare consulting practice
  • Founding member of CARRN

Tomblin Murphy, Gail

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BN (1981) MN (1989)
  • Director of WHO/PAHO Centre
  • Associate Director, Research & International Affairs
  • Award recognition in leadership

Wuest, Judith

 

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MN (1989)
  • Professor Emerita at UNB
  • First Director, Graduate Studies at UNB
  • Awards for Nursing Excellence and Research
     

A-E

Allan, Dorothy

 

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Diploma, Nursing Service Administration, (1961)
  • Established the first Policy and Procedures Manual
  • Director of Nursing, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
  • Awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership in RNANS
    Centennial Award recipient

Aquino, Ismael

 

Read full bio

BScN (1996)
  • Nova Scotia Provincial Director
  • Atlantic Regional Director of Education for the Canadian Red Cross
  • Won gold at the 2011 IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards

Blois, Ruby

 

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MN (1965)
  • Founding member of the North Dartmouth Outreach Centre and Camp Brigadoon
  • Founding Member and Managing Partner of Health Care Change Management Inc. with Associate status at Deloitte Canada
  • Served as CEO of the IWK Foundation and Vice President of Clinical Programs IWK

Boone, Gail

 

 

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BN (1979)
  • Executive and Leadership Development Coach
  • Taught for ten years at the V School of Nursing
  • Implemented the Nova Scotia Pay Equity Act

Butler, Lorna

 

 

Read full bio

PhD, RN Master of Nursing (1987)

 

  • The first CNS with graduate credentials
  • Dean of the College of Nursing (U. of Sask.)
  • Interested in oncology nursing research and patients’ communication needs.

Campbell-Yeo, Marsha

 

 

Read full bio

BN (1987) MN (1999)
  • Assistant Professor at SON
  • Cross-appointments in the Dept. of Pediatrics, Psychology and Neurosciences
  • Chair of the Nursing Issues Special Interest group

Denney, Donna

 

 

Read full bio

MN (1995)
  • CRNNS Executive Director
  • Nursing Advisor to NS Scotia’s  Minister of Health
  • Award recipient for nursing excellence

Dewar, Vera

 

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BN (1967)
  • Pivotal figure of change
  • Honorary doctorate from UPEI
  • Award winning philanthropist

Etowa, Josephine

 

Read full bio

BN (1996), MN (1999)

 

  • Chair, Loyer DaSilva Research
  • Co-founder of Health Association of African Canadians
  • Awarded for her contributions

Evans, Joan

 

 

Read full bio

MN (1994)
  • Varied nursing career
  • Breaking the glass ceiling
  • Passionate about communication in healthcare
   

 

 

F-J

Fitch, Margaret

 

Read full bio

 

BScN (1973)
  • Founding President of Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology
  • Recognized for research and leadership
  • President of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care

Foulds, Barbara

Read full bio

BScN (1997)
  • Dean of the Faculty of Health, Public Safety & Community Studies
  • Was Associate Dean of Health
  • Was the Coordinator of the Prior Leaning Assessment

Fry, Barb (Farquharson)

 

Read full bio

BN (1971)
  • President of Workplace Dynamix Inc.
  • International speaker and author
  • Active member of CRNNS

Harrison, Margaret

 

Read full bio

BN (1979)
  • First graduate of PhD. in Clinical Health at McMaster University
  • Founding member and senior scientist with Queen's PRN
  • Lead developer of CAN-IMPLEMENT

Herbert, Rosemary

 

Read full bio

BN (1977) MN (1991)
  • Nurse educator for
    32 years
  • Life long learning
  • Previous Dean of Nursing, UPEI

K-O

Keddy, Barbara

Read full bio

Diploma in Public

Health Nursing (1973)

  • Professor Emerita 
  • Developed a unique website
  • named 'Outstanding Alumni

Knox, Janet

Read full bio

MN (1979)
  • President & CEO of Annapolis Valley DHA
  • member of Canadian College of Health Leaders
  • Centennial Award of Distinction

Kohi, Thecla

Read full bio

BScN (1990) MN (1992)
  • RN in Tanzania
  • Graduate supervisor leader
  • Author of peer reviewed  publications

Latimer, Margot

Read full bio

BScN (1989) MN (1999) PhD (2006)
  • Research interest in the area of empathy for pain
  • Awarded NS Heatlh Research Foundation Establishment Grant
  • Pioneering new path of discovery

Mahon, Kate

Read full bio

BN (1980)
  • niche in critical care
  • established a health care consultant business
  • Volunteer involvement  both locally and nationally

MacKinnon, Anne

Read full bio

BN (1975)
  • 40 years of global nursing experience
  • Frequent guest speaker for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
  • International humanitarian

McLean, Leslie

Read full bio

MScN (2002)
  • Many professional development and certification achievements
  • progressive leadership roles as a team leader, educator, project lead, and advanced practice nurse
  • a successful consultant for individual and team development

McLeod, Deborah

Read full bio

BN (1982)

MN (1992)

  • clinician scientist at the QEII in Halifax in psychosocial oncology
  • member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO)
  • development of the Interprofessional Psychosocial Oncology distance Education (IPODE) project

Martin Misener, Ruth

Read full bio

DOPN (1986) BScN (1992) MN (2000)
  • played key role in development of NP role in NS
  • TUTOR-PHC team co-investigator and mentor
  • co-Director of Canadian Centre for Advanced Practice Nursing Research

Mlay, Rose

Read full bio

BScN (1991) MN (1998)
  • Awarded WHO Scholarship in 1996
  • Influential in campaigning for several causes
  • co-Editor of teh Africa Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health

Murnaghan, Donna

Read full bio

MN (1992)
  • President, PEI Nurses' Union
  • Lead investigator for the Comprehensive School Health Research  Organizations
  • Awarded Diamond Jubilee in 2013

Muxlow, Josephine

Read full bio

BN (1990)
  • helped to pioneer CNS role in Health Canada
  • mentor to students of African descent
  • helped to develop Nursing Best Practice Clinical Guidelines

McFetridge-Durdle, Judith

Read full bio

BN (1974) MN (1987)
  • Dean of Nursing, MUN (2009-13)
  • Associate Director. FUTURE (2007-09)
  • Passionate advocate for interprofessional education

Oulton, Judith

Read full bio

DNSA (1970)
  • CEO of International Council of Nurses (1996-2008)
  • Career experience in government, education and nursing administration and service
  • Honorary doctorate recipient

P-T

Roger Pilon

 

Read full bio

Diploma, OUtpost & Community Health Nursing (1991)
  • One of the first NPs to be licensed as PHC-NP
  • Left fulltime NP practice to pursue academic career
  • Research interests include Type II diabetes, men's health and primary health care

Price, Sheri

Read full bio

BScN (1992) MN NP (2001)
  • Extensive volunteer background with the academic and non-profit community
  • Doctoral research on Millennial nurses' career choice
  • Expertise in cardiology, critical care, community and women's health

Poirier, Paula

Read full bio

BN (1987) MN (1997)
  • COO of Emergency Medical Care since 2009
  • Director of EHS Provincial Programs at DoH for 8 years
  • made a positive impact on the standard of care patients receive

Scott, Lois

Read full bio

MN (1991)
  • VP & GM of Telehealth
  • Board of Directors NANB
  • Canadian representative on telehealth international committees

Seaman, Patricia

Read full bio

MN (1999)
  • Atlantic Regional Director for VON
  • Active participant on Boards and Committees
  • Strong supporter of participatory leadership style

Srivastava, Rani

Read full bio

BN (1981)
  • Graduated with honors (1981)
  • Author and editor of a textbook
  • Recognized as industry leader in diversity and cultural competence

Starzomski, Rosalie

Read full bio

BN (1978)
  • 30 years experience in nephrology/transplant advanced practice
  • co-Editor of Toward a Moral Horizon:Nursing Ethics  for Leadership Practice
  • Numerous volunteer leadership roles

Stewart, Miriam

Read full bio

MN (1976)
  • Former Health Senior Investigator and Scholar
  • Launched numerous strategic research initiatives
  • Received CNA Centennial Award

Tarrant, Florence

Read full bio

DOPN (1984)
  • DOPN youngest graduate in 1984.
  • Nursing management and healthcare consulting practice
  • Founding member of CARRN

Tomblin Murphy, Gail

Read full bio

BN (1981) MN (1989)
  • Director of WHO/PAHO Centre
  • Associate Director, Research & International Affairs
  • Award recognition in leadership

U-Z

Wuest, Judith

 

Read full bio

MN (1989)
  • Professor Emerita at UNB
  • First Director, Graduate Studies at UNB
  • Awards for Nursing Excellence and Research