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.
May 17th 2016
The 3rd Annual BScN Tri-campus Symposium
|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|
|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|
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.
On behalf of the planning committee, we would like to invite you to join us for the third annual BScN Tri-campus Symposium on May 17th, 2016 at St Lawrence College, in Brockville.
“Partners in Scholarship” is our theme this year. Building on the momentum from previous years, we will continue to engage faculty and students across our three campuses. This year for the first time, 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 enhancement of networking and community collaboration opportunities.
This conference will include a prominent keynote speaker and a diverse range of oral and poster abstract presentations, in order to 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 2016 and we hope you will find it to be both a rewarding and enjoyable experience!
Renee Berquist and Denise Kall
Co-chairs, Synapse Planning Committee 2016