Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

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Dean’s Corner – December 2022

For many of us here at Bloomberg Nursing I know the past year has been full of both challenges old and new, and also inspiring moments of connection and joy.

As we prepare to embrace the new year, I want to wish each of you a restful holiday season. I hope that you take time to rejuvenate yourself over the break in preparation for another academic term.

There is a lot to look forward to in 2023, including the rollout of our new brand. Iā€™m pleased to share with you a preview of what our refreshed visual identity will look like with the publication of our 2020-2022 Research Report ā€“ Celebrating Research Excellence ā€“ This is Nursing in Action. This report is a culmination of the innovative, creative, and timely research of both our faculty and students as they aim to improve the health of populations and provide nursing perspectives on research that is often overlooked, like quality pediatric palliative care, student and youth mental health, and the need for fundamental changes to the nursing workforce.

December has also continued to be a busy month, new research from faculty on cancer care assessments in older adults and the need for transitional care programs for older adults, continues to illustrate the impact of our nursing scientists and their leadership.

In support of our simulation learning experience for students, our Simulation Lab has also received a generous donation from Siemens Healthineers with the gift of their epoc Blood Gas Analysis System. This portable diagnostic device is an important addition to simulation curriculum, including the need for community and at home care.

As 2022 comes to a close, I invite you to read about some of our top 10 highlights this year, which includes impactful stories about our alumni appointed to the roles of Chief Nursing Officer and Chief of Nursing Professional Practice at the federal and provincial levels, incoming students inspired to join the nursing profession, the successful one-year anniversary of our student mentorship program, and the first nurse researcher, Assistant Professor Charlene Chu, to win a Connaught Innovation Award.

Stay well, and I look forward to connecting with you all in 2023.

Best wishes for the holiday season.

Sincerely,

Linda Johnston PhD FEANS FCAHS FAAN

Dean and Professor
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

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