Synapse 2019

Please save the date!

This year, the BScN annual Synapse Nursing Symposium will be held on Thursday May 23rd, 2019 under the theme Continuing our Scholarship Journey: Celebrating 10th anniversary of the first graduating class.

The symposium will be highlighting the BScN program, its partners’ and alumni’s scholarship activities in a one-day conference at the Cornwall Campus of St. Lawrence College. The symposium will also use this opportunity to celebrate the 10th year of the first BScN graduating class.

We invite all BScN faculty, BScN students, community partners and alumni to participate by submitting an abstract to present in an oral or poster presentation about a project, a study, or some other aspect of their work they are interested in sharing at this symposium. Abstracts will be accepted until March 31st, 2019 and further information will be circulated.

Please save the date! Thursday May 23rd, 2019.

Julie Dyke, Chair

Synapse 2019 committee

Synapse 2017 Program- Now Available

Click here to download the pdf of Synapse 2017 Program

4th ANNUAL BSCN Tri Campus Symposium program

Time Session Location
8:15-8:55 Registration


Student Lounge
8:55-9:10 Opening Remarks Student Lounge
9:10-10:10 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jennifer Medves RN PhD

Student Lounge
10:10-10:50 Oral Presentations

Session 1

Student Lounge
10:50-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

Poster Presentations

Student Commons
11:30-12:10 Oral Presentations

Session 2

Student Lounge
12:10 – 1:10 LUNCH Student Lounge
1:10 – 2:20 Oral Presentations

Session 3

Student Lounge
2:20 – 3:00 COFFEE BREAK

Poster Presentations

Student Commons
3:00 – 3:40 Concurrent Presentations

Session 4

Rooms 206 & 207
3:40 – 4:10 Closing Remarks And Prizes Student Lounge


Welcome to Synapse 2017

On behalf of the planning committee, we would like to invite you to join us for the fourth annual BScN Tri-campus Symposium on May 24th, 2017 at the Brockville campus of St Lawrence College.
Scholarship in Action” is our theme for this year’s SymposiumContinuing to build on the momentum from previous years, our goal is to engage faculty and students across our three campuses. Once again, we are reaching out and inviting our community partners to participate. We believe this will provide unique opportunities for sharing ideas around scholarship, as well as enhancing networking and community collaboration opportunities.
This conference includes a prominent keynote speaker, Dr. Jennifer Medves, and a diverse range of oral and poster abstract presentations, in order to showcase and enhance participants’ personal and professional development.
In addition, we trust that you will enjoy visiting our Brockville campus and have a chance to view the Marianne van Silfhout Art Gallery during the conference breaks.
We encourage you to stay up to date by visiting the Synapse website for regular updates.
We look forward to welcoming you all to Synapse 2017 and we hope you will find it to be both a rewarding and enjoyable experience!
Renee Berquist and Nancy Flynn
Co-chairs, Synapse Planning Committee 2017

Dr. Jennifer Medves Key Note for Synapse 2017

Dr. Jennifer Medves is the Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) and Director of the School of Nursing at Queen’s University.  Dr Medves is a member of local, provincial and federal committees whose mandate is to examine maternity practice and sustain health care for women at a time when there are looming health human resource shortages.  Her research program, entitled to Nursing in Healthy Rural Workplaces has five areas:  a) Safeguarding patients, families, and communities, b) Nursing beneficence, c) Interprofessional collaboration, d) Best evidence for practice, and e) Recruitment and retention of registered nurses. Dr Medves is the chair of Council of Ontario University Programs of Nursing.  Her teaching areas are maternal child health, philosophy of nursing science, and research methods. Dr Medves works closely with colleagues across health sciences on integrating interprofessional education and practice, and has been funded on a number of initiatives at the federal and provincial level.

Synapse 2016 Final Program


May 17th 2016

The 3rd Annual BScN Tri-campus Symposium

Final Program

Time Session Location
8:15-8:55 Registration& Coffee Front Lobby & Student Lounge
8:55-9:10 Opening Remarks Student Lounge
9:10-10:10 Keynote Speaker- Dr. Patricia Bradley RN PhD Student Lounge
10:10-10:50 Oral Abstracts- Session 1 Student Lounge
10:50-11:30 COFFEE BREAK & Poster Presentations Marianne van Silfhout Gallery
11:30-12:10 Oral Abstracts- Session 2 Student Lounge
12:10-1:10 LUNCH Student Lounge
1:10-2:10 Oral Abstracts- Session 3 Student Lounge
2:20-2:50 Oral Abstracts- Concurrent Sessions 4 Room 206 & 207
2:50-3:30 COFFEE BREAK & Poster Presentations Marianne van Silfhout Gallery
3: 30-4:10 Oral Abstracts- Session 5 Student Lounge
4:10-4:30 Closing Remarks & Prizes Student Lounge

Keynote Speaker- Dr. Patricia Bradley @ Synapse 2016

Dr. Patricia Bradley has extensive teaching experience in Canada and the United States. She has taught in universities, colleges, and healthcare settings. Pat is currently an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Internationally Educated Nurses BScN Program and RN to MScN Program in the School of Nursing at York University. Pat teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs in the School of Nursing and the Health Leadership and Learning Network (HLLN) in the Faculty of Health at York University. She has developed and delivered nursing and interprofessinoal workshops on best practices in education to healthcare educators/providers. Pat co-developed and co-teaches the three Nurse Educator Certificate Modules for the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.

She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Community Nursing at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, a Master’s in Education with a focus on curriculum at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, USA, a Master’s of Science in Nursing at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York, USA, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of San Diego, USA. She maintains her certification in nursing education from the National League for Nursing. She was the recipient of the President’s University-Wide Teaching Award in 2012, and in 2011 she was the recipient of both a teaching innovation award from the Council of Ontario University Programs of Nursing (COUPN) and the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) Excellence in Nursing Education Award. She is actively involved nationally and internationally in the transition of internationally educated nurses into the healthcare workplace. Pat’s recent research has focused on the experience and intervention initiatives to assist internationally educated nurses’ transition into the healthcare setting. She is committed to ensuring students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide safe and quality nursing care.