North Island College Nursing Students Host Visiting Scholar
NIC’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing students are hosting Dr. Sheri Price, an award-wining scholar from the Maritimes, for a free, public lecture Thursday, November 9 from 7 to 9 pm.
A nurse researcher with over 20 years of nursing experience, Dr. Price is an assistant professor in Dalhousie University’s School of Nursing and an affiliate scientist at IWK Health Care in the Maritimes. She has undertaken extensive research on nursing work environments, health services, women’s and community health.
“It’s our pleasure to have such an exceptional speaker on campus,” said Jaclyn Woods, a fourth-year nursing student at NIC. “I’m looking forward to her insight into the influence nurses have on individual patients and on the health care system as a whole. Her work is incredibly important and we encourage the community to attend the event.”
Price’s research has informed several initiatives directly related to supporting, ensuring and advancing the quality of professional nursing practice; from the development of new graduate support programs to policies for respectful workplace relationships.
Price’s doctoral research on millennial nurses’ career choice experiences has informed the development of a social media and web-based campaign, entitled “Be a Nurse”, which promotes an updated and positive image of the nursing profession. She addresses many issues directly relevant to the nursing profession including recruitment, retention, socialization, mentorship, mobility/migration, inter-professional collaboration and respectful workplace environments.
The lecture is part of a student-run conference which allows students from all four years of the program to come together to focus on leadership, collaboration and scholarship.
The evening presentation is open the public and will take place at the Stan Hagen Theatre at NIC’s Comox Valley campus on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.