With over 20 years as a nurse practitioner, it’s absolutely wonderful to be connected with nursing students embarking on their nursing career. I started my career as a staff nurse working in Neonatal Intensive Care in Ottawa, Ontario then proceeded to become a primary health care nurse practitioner. I was instrumental in bringing nurse practitioner recognition and legislation to the Yukon, so I understand complex health care system change. The bulk of my career has been working in remote places, whether it be The Yukon, Australia, or some of the fly-in Indigenous communities in Ontario. I have plenty of nursing experiences to share!
Prior to coming to Camosun, I taught nurse practitioners at Charles Darwin University in Australia and The University of Victoria in British Columbia, as well as a primary health care course with the University of Tasmania in Australia.
I firmly believe in empowering our new nurses for they are the people who will be leading health care into the future. It is such a privilege to support the development of the world’s future nurses. Every day you make me proud and amaze me.