Graduating during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Making the Transition from Student to Professional Nurse

Two nurses reflect on the unexpected and unprecedented conditions under which they begin their careers.

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SBNH around the globe: ISoN Prof. Annie Chevrier visits HESAV, Lausanne, Switzerland

Professor Annie Chevrier invited to the Haute École de Santé Vaud as a scholar in residence, as they adopt SBNH as the philosophical underpinning of their undergraduate curriculum.

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SBNH Partnership Grant: Spring 2020 Update

The activities of the Partnership Grant continue, even as we have suspended on-site research activities and moved to working from home to slow the spread of COVID-19. We offer an update on the project’s progress.

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SBNH in London: From the Commonwealth Nurses & Midwives Conference to the Nightingale Ancestral Home

Prof Laurie Gottlieb & colleagues presented a special SBNH symposium at the 5th Commonwealth Nurses & Midwives Conference, followed by a visit to the Nightingale Ancestral Home.

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SBNH Symposium at The Fifth Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference

Symposium will explore how Strengths-Based Nursing and Healthcare has the power to re-envision nursing, break down barriers, and empower nurses, clients, patients, and families. 

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SBNH Research Awarded $2 Million-Dollar Grant

This five-year multi-site project seeks to improve healthcare work environments through an SBNH training program for nurse leaders and managers. 

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Strengths-Based Nursing and Healthcare

Strengths-Based Nursing and Healthcare (SBNH) is both a philosophy and a value-driven approach to guide clinicians, leaders, and educators to transform the healthcare system by humanizing care. SBNH is about recognizing, mobilizing, capitalizing on and developing strengths within individuals, families, communities, and institutions to promote health and facilitate healing.

This approach was developed by Laurie Gottlieb of the Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University. Gottlieb is currently directing a multi-site, multi-disciplinary research project to train nurse leaders and managers to create healthy, productive workplace environments for point-of-care staff.

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