Leadership: Transitioning Through Times of Change
November 10, 2011
Howard Johnson Dutch Inn
Time Agenda Item Speaker/Facilitator
- 0800-0900 Registration
- 0900-0915 Welcome Marilyn Barrett, ARNPEI President
- 0915-1015 Keynote Address Dr. Judy Boychuk Duchscher
- 1015-1045 Nutrition Break
- 1045-1145 Leadership Sheri Price
- 1145-1200 Questions
- 1200-1315 Luncheon
- 1315-1330 Reconvene Marilyn Barrett,
- 1330-1530 Panel Discussion "Lifetime of Leadership"
- 1530-1545 Nutrition Break
- 1545-1600 Evaluation & Wrap up Marilyn Barrett
Dr. Judy Boychuk Duchscher, RN BScN MN PhD
Judy Boychuk Duchscher began her nursing career in 1979 when she graduated with a Nursing Diploma. After practicing nursing in the US and Canada and obtaining numerous post-graduate diplomas, certificates and awards for her nursing practice in critical care, cardiothoracic transplantation and organ donation, Judy returned to Canada in 1990 to complete both her BScN (1990) and MN (1998) at the University of Saskatchewan and her PhD (2007) at the University of Alberta. Dr. Duchscher’s 13 year program of research with new nurses has generated a theory of Transition Shock and a model of the Stages of Transition that draw attention to the multiple dimensions of the new graduate experience moving from student to practitioner. In 2006, her study and work with new nurses inspired her to establish Nursing The Future (www.nursingthefuture.ca), a national non-profit organization that acts as a bridge between the ideals taught in undergraduate nursing education and the realities of the ‘real’ world of professional practice. Through this organization Dr. Duchscher works to provide opportunities for young nurses to nurture and grow their leadership capacity, believing that the future of the profession may well hinge on how well we prepare, develop and nurture those to whom we are handing our legacy.
Sheri Price, RN MN ACNP PhD
Sheri is a consulting Nurse Scientist at the IWK Health Centre and also holds an Adjunct Faculty appointment with the School of Nursing, Dalhousie University. Sheri successfully defended her PhD dissertation at the University of Toronto (Nursing). Her doctoral research focused on understanding career choice and professional socialization for the upcoming Millennial generation of nurses. Sheri’s research interests include nursing work environments, health service delivery and women’s health. Sheri currently serves as co-investigator on two nationally funded research studies: a project exploring the quality of workplace communities, funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, and a project exploring nurse mobility patterns, funded by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. Sheri has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented numerous papers on topics related to career choice, professional socialization and healthy workplace relationships.