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Monique Bacher, Reg. N, BScN, MSN/Ed
Professor, Practical Nursing Program

Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
Waterfront Campus
Room 702A
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 3132
mbacher@georgebrown.ca

Current Teaching Assignments/ Projects:
Lead Professor Psychomotor Skills Testing Semester 3 Clinical Profession of Nursing, Semester 1

Professional Service / Professional Organizations:
RNAO Sigma Theta Tau

Areas of Specialty / Research / Scholarship:
Area of specialty: Emergency nursing Scholarship Interest and Research: Promoting Leadership in nursing students

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babourConnie Barbour RN, MN
Professor and Year 2 Lead BScN Program
Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program

Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
Waterfront Campus
Room 702A
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 3997
cbarbour@georgebrown.ca

Current Teaching Assignments/ Projects:
Lead professor for year 2 of the collaborative baccalaureate program.; teaching in clinical practice with year 2 nursing students.

Professional Service / Professional Organizations:
Sigma Theta Tau Registered Nurses Association of Ontario College of Nurses of Ontario.

Areas of Specialty / Research / Scholarship:
Particular interest in pain management in the adult and elderly client. I am interested in the development of nursing knowledge as it related to students and the management of pain.

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bettsLorraine Betts, BSc, BScN, RN
Simulated Practice Centre Program Coordinator, Collaborative Nursing Degree

Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
Waterfront Campus
Room 702
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 3878
lbetts@georgebrown.ca

Current Teaching Assignments/ Projects:
Coordination of Simulation into the Collaborative BScN Program Workshops/Support for Year 1 & 2 collaborative BScN Program, Year 3 IDEAS course.

Professional Service / Professional Organizations:
RNAO College Of Nurses Sigma Theta Tau.

Areas of Specialty / Research / Scholarship:
Simulation Emergency Nursing.

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Sheilagh CallahanSheilagh Callahan, RN, BScN, MScN
Professor, Collaborative Nursing Degree Program,
Professor & Coordinator Post Graduate RN - Family Practice/Primary Care Nursing Program

Areas of Practice/ Teaching/ Research Focus:

My clinical background includes acute care (adult and pediatric) and community care in urban, rural and remote settings over a period of 16 years.

My academic teaching experience began in Toronto following completion of a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Curriculum Development. My pursuits have led to teaching opportunities in the Middle East and South East Asia over an 8 period. I returned to Toronto in 2006 and continued teaching nursing, first at York University and then George Brown College.

My research focus over the years has included; the management of acute childhood asthma, exploring “The Lived Experience of Nurses working in Canada’s Northern Isolated Communities”, and most recently “Optimizing the role of the RN in Primary Care”.

My current teaching focus includes Community Health Nursing Practice at the undergraduate level of education, & Primary Care/Family Practice Nursing at the post graduate level.

My current interests include: Interprofessional Education & Collaboration, and Career Planning & Development initiatives for undergraduate students.

Contact details:

416-415-5000, ext. 3017
scallahan@georgebrown.ca
 

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Shari Cherney R.N., BSc.N., MHSc
Professor, Collaborative Nursing Degree Program
Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
Waterfront Campus
Room 702
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 3919
scherney@georgebrown.ca

Current Teaching Assignments/Projects:

  1. Nursing Practice in year one of the Collaborative Nursing Degree Program.
  2. Nursing Practice in year three of the Collaborative Nursing Degree Program

Professional Service / Professional Organizations:
Certificate of Competence, The College of Nurses of Ontario Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Lambda Pi Chapter; Member, Nursing, Student Recognition and Support Committee -Student Success Steering Committee - George Brown College

Areas of Specialty / Research / Scholarship:
Shari joined George Brown in 2000 to teach clinical practice in semesters three and five the diploma nursing program. Her primary focus is gerontolgical nursing and community health nursing.

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epsteinIris Epstein RN, PhD
Professor, Collaborative Nursing Degree Program

Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
Waterfront Campus
Room 702
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 3782
iepstein@georgebrown.ca

Current Teaching Assignments/ Projects: Community Nursing.

Professional Service / Professional Organizations:
RPN bridging committee, Curricular design for "family health" course, Scholarly Activity Committee.

Areas of Specialty / Research / Scholarship:
Iris completed her Doctorate studies from the University of Toronto in 2007. Using arts inform qualitative methods Iris thesis focused on the perspectives and responses of children with cancer on a specialized camp. Iris has also taught several courses in the undergraduate programs; these include courses in nursing ethics and community nursing.

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Elizabeth Fornasier, RN, BScN, MEd
Professor, Clinical Placement Coordinator for PN Program

Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
Waterfront Campus
Room 702A
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 3326
lfornasi@georgebrown.ca

Current Teaching Assignments/ Projects:
Coordinates clinical placement for PN students for all four semester. Currently teaches Health Assessment in third semester of the PN program Working on IPE project and Bridging Program for RPN to BScN.

Professional Service / Professional Organizations:
College of Nurses Canadian Wound Care Association RNAO - educator interest group.

Areas of Specialty / Research / Scholarship:
Adult Medical Surgical Nursing Adult Education.

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gaudetJulie Gaudet, RN, MN (Admin.)
Professor, Collaborative Nursing Degree Program

Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
Waterfront Campus
Room 702
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 3952
jgaudet@georgebrown.ca

Current Teaching Assignments/ Projects:
Primary curriculum focus includes nursing research, design, application and measurement; language and components of nursing research for the RPN to BScN Bridge program; and quality, risk and workload management for the Family Practice/Primary Care graduate certificate program. Proficiency with SPSS software for statistical analysis, and Blackboard Learning Management system.  Involved in a variety of research projects both as principal and as co-investigator.

Professional Service / Professional Organizations:
Member, Sigma Theta Tau, Lambda Pi Chapter; Member, The College of Nurses of Ontario; Member, Innovation Advisory Board, George Brown College; Member, COACH, Canada's Health Informatics Association; Member, HIP @ School Task Force of COACH; Chair, Curriculum Working Group of the HIP @ School Task Force of COACH; Member, National Institutes of Health Informatics; Chair, Research and Innovation Advisory Committee (RIAC), George Brown College  Member, Health Informatics, Program Advisory Committee, George Brown College; Member, Family Practice/Primary Care Program Advisory Committee; Member, Society for Simulation in Health Care, Minneapolis, MN.

Areas of Specialty / Research / Scholarship:
Brings her experience as a Registered Nurse and Professor of Nursing teaching research methodology and statistics at the undergraduate level. Considerable experience in applied educational research, curriculum development and instructional design at the College level and brings specific expertise in evaluation of non-traditional teaching/learning modalities including interprofessional education and collaboration for health professionals, health informatics, health care simulation learning, team teaching, and e-learning. Currently engaged in a number of applied research projects at the College and has published in the area of interprofessional education and statistical literacy. Extensive experience in the hospital sector as a senior management professional and as a consultant in social service and education sectors. Background includes clinical and leadership positions in a major academic health sciences center in multidisciplinary specialty areas including emergency services, psychiatry and adolescent medicine, and telehealth.

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hentyJanice Henty, RN, BScN, MEd
Professor, Collaborative Nursing Degree Program

Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
Waterfront Campus
Room 702
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 3098
jhenty@georgebrown.ca

Current Teaching Assignments/ Projects: Collaborative nursing program

Professional Service / Professional Organizations:
Janice has participated in various committees and contract positions at the College of Nurses of Ontario and is a member with RNAO. As an independent business, she conducts workshops for students to help prepare them to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Exam. Janice also works as a staff nurse with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Areas of Specialty / Research / Scholarship:
Janice has taught in various nursing programs and courses at George Brown for 25 years. Her interests include neonatology, paediatrics, standards of practice, entry to practice and CRNE preparation. Janice is the co-author of Mosby's Guide to Short Answer Questions on the CRNE (2006), Mosby's Prep Guide for the Canadian RN Exam (2007), and is co-editor of Mosby's Canadian Comprehensive Review of Nursing, second edition (2003), and the third edition to be published in 2008.

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jenningsAnita Jennings RN MN
Professor, Collaborative Nursing Degree Program

Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
Waterfront Campus
Room 702
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 6669
ajenning@georgebrown.ca

Current Teaching Assignments / Projects:
Currently teaching clinical in Year 2 of the Collaborative BscN program. Anita is involved in projects related to student learning in the clinical arena. Co-authored and published a chapter on clinical supervision in nursing in Canada. Co-contributor in a project related to ethical decision making in a community agency.

Professional Service / Professional Organizations:
Member of the Scholarly Activity committee at George Brown College. American Association Of Nurse Educators. Bioethics Society.

Areas of Specialty / Research / Scholarship:
Anita's clinical expertise is in Critical Care nursing- Med-Surg ICU, Transplant and patients with MOSF. Anita enjoys sharing her knowledge with new and seasoned nurses. Her academic focus is in clinical Ethics and transcultural nursing. Anita has volunteered as a nurse overseas and enjoyed the experience tremendously.

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ord-lawsonSusan Ord-Lawson, RN, BScN, MSc, CON(c)
Professor, Collaborative Nursing Degree Program

Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
Waterfront Campus
Room 702
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 3950
sordlaws@georgebrown.ca

Current Teaching Assignments/ Projects:
Year 3 Lead (Community Nurse Practice Course NSE 32 A B)- Collaborative BScN Program (Ryerson, George Brown, Centennial) - George Brown site - member of Student Recognition and Support Committee, member of Scholarly Activity Committee, member of Preceptor Committee (collaborative)

Professional Service / Professional Organizations:
RNAO CANO (Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology) Sigma Theta Tau

Areas of Specialty / Research / Scholarship:
Susan's areas of interest are oncology/palliative care, social support, and community health nursing. She has been a nursing professor at George Brown College since September 2002. Prior, she has gained experience in various nursing roles including a nurse manager of a surgical oncology inpatient unit as well as a clinical nurse specialist oncology/palliative care. Since October 2002 (to present) she has been appointed to the Review Board of CONJ (Canadian Oncology Journal).

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Photo of Vera Parkin Vera Parkin, RN BScN, MEd, MN, GNC (C)
Professor, Collaborative Nursing Degree Program

Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
Waterfront Campus
Room 702
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 3306
vparkin@georgebrown.ca

Current Teaching Assignments/ Projects:
Year 4 Faculty Advisor (Nursing Practice courses NSE 417 and NSE 418)- Collaborative BScN Program (Ryerson, George Brown, Centennial) George Brown site; faculty for PN to RN Bridge Programme Pathophysiology course;

Professional Service / Professional Organizations:
Member, RNAO and gerontology nurses interest group; member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society; member, College of Nurses of Ontario; member, Preceptor Committee (collaborative)

Areas of Specialty / Research / Scholarship:
Vera's areas of interest are gerontology, complex continuing care, clinical practice, and nursing education. Prior to her faculty position at George Brown College Vera held positions as a manager of nursing education in a complex continuing care and rehabilitation hospital as well as a clinical nurse in internal medicine-acute care. Vera also maintains current Canadian National Association certification in gerontology nursing.

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Frances Ross, R.N., BSc.N., MScN.
Professor, Collaborative Nursing Degree Program

Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
Waterfront Campus
Room 702
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 3168
fross@georgebrown.ca

Current Teaching Assignments/ Projects:
Primary curriculum focus includes first year "Assessment of the Healthy Individual" as well as faculty advisor for 4th year students in the clinical setting. At this time Frances is a participating research investigator exploring the use of simulation and its relationship to anxiety in the clinical setting. Frances is also involved in the curriculum development of a cardiac course with the Hospital for Sick Children. She is a member of the Scholarly Activity Committee and The Professional Development sub-committee In September of 2008 she will begin a 2 year role as faculty advisor for CNSA (Canadian Nurses Student Association) at the George Brown site.

Professional Service / Professional Organizations:
The College of Nurses of Ontario. Member Sigma Theta Tau, Lambda Pi Chapter.

Areas of Specialty / Research / Scholarship:
Frances has taught in various nursing programs and courses during her career. Her primary focus has been in paediatrics and health assessment. Other areas of interest include College of Nurses education and clinical simulation. Frances has been a reviewer for Canadian content in various nursing text books.

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wiesenthalSandy Wiesenthal, RN, MN
Professor and Year 1 Lead Collaborative Nursing Degree Program

Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
Waterfront Campus
Room 702A
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 3538
swiesent@georgebrown.ca

Current Teaching Assignments/Projects: Nursing Practice in year one of the Collaborative Nursing Degree Program.

Professional Service / Professional Organizations:
Certificate of Competence, The College of Nurses of Ontario Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Lambda Pi Chapter; Member, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario {RNAO} Member, RNAO Gerontological Nurses Interest Group; RNAO, Nurse Leaders Network Member, COACH, Canada's Health Informatics Association My current George Brown College committee work includes: -Scholarly Activity Committee, Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing, George Brown College -Faculty User Advisory Group for e-learning -College Council, George Brown College -Academic Excellence [sub-committee of College Council, George Brown College -collaborative Program Evaluation Committee -Chair - Student Recognition and Support Committee -Student Success Steering Committee - George Brown College

Areas of Specialty / Research / Scholarship:
Sandy joined George Brown in 2002 after a long career in both critical care and Gerontological nursing. Her most recent area of interest / research is in identifying predictors of student success and targeting / implementing initiatives which support student success in nursing. Sandy chairs the Student Recognition and Support Committee for the Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing, whose mandate is to develop, coordinate and evaluate activities related to student awards and recognition and services that support students. One of Sandy's major goals is to establish a means to publicly recognize, support and honour academic and clinical excellence as well as leadership among students within the Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing.

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