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.

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