Congratulations to Leslie Vincent, who has joined the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing as the associate director of the Centre for Professional Development (CPD).
Leslie’s most recent role was senior vice-president, patient care, and chief nursing executive at Mount Sinai Hospital. Prior to that, she held several positions in clinical practice and education in oncology nursing, and administration. In addition, she has worked closely with the Faculty on a variety of scholarly and professional collaborations.
“I am very pleased to be joining the Faculty of Nursing to provide leadership for the Centre for Advanced Studies in Professional Practice, focusing on the growth and development of the centre as a leader in professional nursing development,” says Leslie.
Throughout her career, Leslie has focused on creating opportunities for continued professional development of nurses and clinical specialization. She is an excellent Canadian nurse leader and brings to the position her valuable depth of experience as a clinician, leader, nurse executive and status faculty member.
Several honours have been bestowed on Leslie including: the E.M. Howard Award for Nursing Leadership at Mount Sinai Hospital; The Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology Award of Excellence; and the Administration Award for Excellence in Nursing Administration from Sigma Theta Tau International, Lambda Pi chapter.
Additionally, Leslie served on many professional and public committees. In 2004, she was the only nursing member on the Provincial Expert Panel on SARS and Infectious Disease Control. She’s co-chaired a best practice guideline on collaborative teamwork in nursing for the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Healthy Work Environment Best Practice Guideline initiative and is a former president of the Academy of Canadian Executive Nurses of Canada. Leslie’s also served as chairs for the Chief Nurse Executives of the Ontario Council of Teaching Hospitals and the Toronto Academic Health Science Network Chief Nurse Executive Committee.
CASPP offers a variety of advanced education opportunities, including CRNE and RN(EC) exam preparation, and innovative professional development courses. The programs are designed to help nurses advance their skills, enhance their knowledge base and move their career forward in exciting and challenging directions.