Lenora was a co-chair of the Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Nova Scotia. She has maintained her political advocacy locally and provincially by meeting with MLAs and by presenting to caucus. She lobbied for legislative changes to NP regulation in her province.
She enjoys being a NP student preceptor and is committed to encouraging students to advance the NP role. Lenora actively seeks language change to promote public and system understanding of the full scope and ability of NPs.
Term Completed until AGM 2020
She completed her BScN from Dalhousie University in 2003 and her MN in Health Policy from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2012. She then went on to pursue a post master NP and certificate in Global Health from Dalhousie University. She began her career in Cold Lake, Alberta as a contractor for the military and subsequently completed contracts in Trenton and Kingston, Ontario before returning to her home province of Nova Scotia in 2019. During her time in Alberta she was a Director at Large for NPAA. She was also part of the planning committee for the ICN NP/APN Network Conference 2021.
She is looking forward to combing her interest in health policy and her experiences working in several provinces for both federal and provincial organizations from West to East in advocating for Nurse Practitioner roles across Canada.
NP Student Director
As a student, Kaitlyn is passionate about advancing the role of NPs and advocating on behalf of her peers. She is dedicated to her studies and an active volunteer in the community, serving on the Saint John Police Force Victim Services Unit. For fun, Kaitlyn enjoys exploring the beautiful province of New Brunswick with her dog, Emilio.
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Professional Development Director
She just finished completing a Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree, with her primary research focus on reducing Mental Illness Healthcare Provider Stigma in rural Indigenous primary care. April currently is the Co-chair of the Alberta Pain Strategy Working Group. Her interests lie in education, advocacy and knowledge translation into clinical practice. She looks forward to reaching out to all NPs across Canada to develop, disseminate and refine NP professional continuous education through helping NPs to be on the leading edge of relevant, quality patient-centred healthcare.
Jinelle has served as chair of the Vancouver Island Health Authority Nurse Practitioner Community of Practice, lead of the North Island Seniors Nurse Practice Group, mentor to new gerontological Nurse Practitioners, and preceptor to students.
Jinelle is inspired to contribute to the advancement of Nurse Practitioner practice, with an interest in national credentialing and recognized specialty education and roles.
NP Council Chair Director