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Media advisory: Expanding the scope of nursing


Published: 7Nov2011

Conference to explore the successes and challenges of integrating specialized nurses in our healthcare system.

The varied and expanding roles of specialized nurses - like nurse practitioners - continue to evolve in our healthcare settings. The ongoing integration of these nurses is, in turn, radically transforming the care being delivered to individuals and their families. On November 10, 2011, McGill University's School of Nursing will host a one-day conference on "Expanding the Scope of Nursing Practice: Destiny or Diversion?"

The event will bring together recognized nurse experts and local leaders in nursing and medicine to discuss their experiences - both the obstacles and the successes - in implementing role change and expanding the scope of nursing. Keynote and panel discussion topics include:

-       Advancing nursing practice nationally and provincially: routes and roadblocks

-       From bedside and beyond: the many faces of advanced practice nursing

-       Primary care nurse practitioners: solution to access?

-       The challenges of being a nurse practitioner pioneer

-       Nurse practitioners in Quebec: stepping up and moving forward

WHO: McGill University School of Nursing

WHAT: Nursing Explorations 2011 Conference - "Expanding the Scope of Nursing Practice: Destiny or Diversion?"

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

WHERE: Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, Salons Saisons A-B, 1050 Sherbrooke St. W.

Presentations will be given in either English or French. Simultaneous translation will be available.


On the Web: http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/nursing-explorations2011

Video highlighting the role of the nurse practitioner in Quebec: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7G4z4MOEl4


Contact Information

Allison Flynn
McGill Media Relations
allison [dot] j [dot] flynn [at] mcgill [dot] ca
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