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Community health nursing vision, roles and capacities for transforming health systems
The lead-up to 2020 as the international Year of the Nurse and Midwife marks a turning point in how community health nursing contributes to the health of the population through system level transformation. This webinar is an opportunity to explore contemporary and future influences and implications for community health nursing practice. We identify the following objectives for this national conversation:
• Identify the meaning of system transformation in the context of community health nursing
• Explore nursing roles and opportunities for system transformation in present and future states
• Think critically about contemporary global policy influences on nursing and health policy
• Analyze the current capacity of professional nursing organizations in system transformation
• Provide an exemplar of nursing influence on system transformation

Nov 26, 2019 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Susan Duncan, RN, BScN, MSN, PhD
Professor and Director, School of Nursing @University of Victoria
Susan Duncan is Professor and Director of the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria. She is a passionate advocate for nursing education and the nursing profession, drawing on critical and historical scholarship to inform leadership and change in nursing and health organizations. Her practice, teaching and research focuses on community health nursing, nursing education and health policy. She has served as a board member on numerous nursing and health organizations including the Canadian Nurses Association and the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. She has held senior leadership positions in universities while advocating for the advancement of undergraduate and graduate nursing education programs. As a founding President of the Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (now the Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC), she holds the vision of the nursing profession as an essential global political force for the values and goals of primary health care.
Tanya Sanders, RN, BScN, MSN
Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing @Thompson Rivers University
Tanya Sanders is a faculty member at Thompson Rivers University School of Nursing in Kamloops BC and is a PhD student at the University of Victoria. Her area of focus is public health nursing and community health nursing with Indigenous communities, nursing education and leadership. Tanya has recently conducted research into community health nursing contributions to comprehensive school health. She is interested in in examining policies, structures, and practices that shape, inform, and influence community health nursing practice. Tanya believes that the challenge ahead is defining and taking hold of our future practice, leading and directing how the role(s) of registered nurses will contribute to health, the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the nursing profession.