Professor Joy Noel-Weiss, professor Marilou Gagnon and clinical practice coordinator Diane Alain
School of Nursing director Dr Dave Holmes with new nursing students during welcome week 2013
A nursing clinical simulation laboratory facilitator presents a staged pediatric intervention
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Dr Jocelyne Tourigny is a guest lecturer in Geneva with a conference entitled: La pratique infirmière avancée et les soins à la famille.
Dr. Jocelyne Tourigny, professor at the School of Nursing, was a guest lecturer in Geneva this September, for a conference entitled: La pratique infirmière avancée et les soins à la famille. This lecture was part of the Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Child, Adolescent and Family Health Nursing) at La Haute École de santé de Genève. Students as well as professors, clinicians and international affairs officials expressed their appreciation about the presentation as well as their interest for pursuing this kind of initiative.

Pioneering health care, one decade at a time
Marie-Claude Thifault, associate professor at the School of Nursing, is also the editor of a collection of essays on the history of health services in Quebec and Canada brought together in L’incontournable caste des femmes: Histoire des services de santé au Québec et au Canada. The book, published in 2012, was a finalist for the Prix du Canada 2014 en sciences sociales. To mark National Nursing Week, May 12 to 18, 2014, the Gazette spoke to Professor Thifault.

Lecture to celebrate the Journée internationale de la Francophonie
The University of Ottawa is pleased to celebrate the Journée internationale de la Francophonie that will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014. This year, the annual lecture presented by the Collège des Chaires de la francophonie canadienne de l'Université d'Ottawa in partnership with the CNFS, will be given by Hélène Salette, inf., M. Sc. Secretary General of the Secrétariat international des infirmières et infirmiers de l'espace francophone and entitled: "Le réseau international infirmier de langue française (SIDIIEF) : un historique, une vision, des défis."
The admission is free and open to the public. For more information on the event and to register please visit the Web page
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Fourth-year nursing students take part in a lively interprofessional simulation
Along with their colleagues from the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine, in the Algonquin College paramedic and respiratory therapy programs and in the La Cité collégiale respiratory therapy program, nursing students from the Faculty of Health Sciences got to experience hands-on simulations involving a variety of scenarios complete with ambulances, standardized patients (actors) and more! The day was made possible by the dedication of the entire Centre for Innovative Education and Simulation in Nursing (CIESN) team, and with the collaboration of the City of Ottawa who involved paramedics in the simulation and lent three ambulances.

Why do so few Canadians know about a free pill that can prevent HIV?
December 1 is World AIDS Day. It marks 30 years since HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, was first identified. While we have come a long way from the time when there were no treatment options for HIV, the latest statistics still paint a bleak picture. Professor Patrick O'Byrne (School of Nursing) explains why that is and how the HIV PEP - a treatment used to prevent new infections - can make a difference.

No more crying babies
In a new YouTube video and study released this week, entitled Be Sweet to Babies, Denise Harrison, professor at the School of Nursing and Chair in Nursing Care of Children, Youth and Families, shows the effectiveness of breastfeeding and the use of sugar water during infant immunization.






Centres, Chairs and Research Units

University Research Chair in Forensic Nursing

Nursing Best Practices Research Unit

Nursing Palliative Care Research and Education Unit
Unit for Critical Research in Health
Nursing History Research Unit

Centre for Innovative Education and Simulation in Nursing



Resources

Annual Report 2013

Mentoring Centre

Aboriginal Students Initiative



Partners

Tau Gamma Chapter Honor Society of Nursing