On December 1, 2023, NNPBC was privileged to host a townhall discussion with Dr. Leigh Chapman, Canada's Chief Nurse.
NNPBC put a call to our membership to seek a broad cross section of nurses representing a variety of areas of nursing practice to speak about key issues impacting the profession. We were overwhelmed by the number and quality of submissions and thank those who submitted their names for consideration.
During the event Dr. Chapman spoke about her work as Chief Nurse over the last 18 months including the Nursing Retention Toolkit, a by nurses for nurses resource. A panel discussion then occurred based on the issues submitted.
We thank Dr. Chapman for joining us and a thank you to each of our panelists for a lively and thoughtful discussion.
Issue Invitation for Dialogue (By Panelist)
|Systemic racism and climate change in the context of COVID-19 and after.
|Mental health and wellness in students and faculty in the context of the emotional labour of the nursing profession and the stigmatization of mental health.
|Sharing nursing innovation and success to foster connection, meaning and joy at work.
|Practice-theory gap for new graduate nurses and work/life/health balance in nursing.