Bachelor of Science in Nursing:
History & Personal Reflections 1969-2006, by Saru Sony
My nursing career has been predominantly in acute care since 1982 having worked in the Intensive Care Units both at St.Martha’s Hospital in Antigonish and at the Highland View Hospital in Amherst, as well as in the Emergency Department in Halifax.
I joined St.F.X. School of Nursing as an Associate Professor in January of 2008. I provide course instruction for first, second, fourth, and post-degree students in health promotion, community/public health, palliative care, and research and leadership. I also provide clinical instruction in community/public health, nursing the well-elderly, and therapeutic communication. I actively serve as a member of the ad hoc Faculty of Nursing Committee and over the past year served as President for the Canadian Nurses Association emerging group for nurses and environmental health.
I am currently a full-time doctoral Nursing candidate at Dalhousie University. I hold a Master of Nursing and BScN from Dalhousie University and I also have a diploma in Nursing from the Victoria General School of Nursing. Recently, I have obtained ethical approval for my PhD dissertation entitled “Exploring Aboriginal Women’s Experiences with Pap Smear Screening in Nova Scotia.” I am an Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research Program graduate student and a Psychosocial Oncology Research Training Alumni.
Jane Moseley is an assistant professor, School of Nursing, at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. Jane graduated with her Registered Nurse Diploma in 1972 from the Montreal General Hospital School of Nursing. Completing her Public Health Nursing Diploma (1979, University of Windsor, Ontario), and her Diploma in Adult Education (1990, St. Francis Xavier University) Jane achieved a BScN from McMaster University in 1996, and her masters in Adult Education in 2004 from St. Francis Xavier University.
I came to StFX as a full time Clinical Educator in 2001. Prior to that, I worked part-time in StFX’s Post-RN BScN program for 11 years. As a clinical nurse specialist in mental health nursing (Boston College 1990), I have worked in many practice settings as a therapist and senior manager. I also spent five years with the Nova Scotia government as a policy analyst and service innovator across four departments serving children and youth.
I have been an Assistant Professor in the St. Francis Xavier University School of Nursing for the past four and a half years. I teach adult medical-surgical nursing to fourth year students in the BScN program and have also taught the palliative care distance nursing course. Prior to that, I was a palliative care consultant for the Guysborough Antigonish, Strait Health Authority (GASHA) for ten years. Before that I worked in clinical settings in various aspects of nursing, including medical-surgical, orthopedics, urology, and gynecology
Elizabeth McGibbon, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, St. Francis Xavier University. Dr. McGibbon's CIHR, CHSRF, SSHRC and NSHRF funded studies focus on critical social science applications to health issues: public policy and health inequities related to the social determinants of health; tackling health inequities through Public Health systems strengthening; human rights and health; access to health services; gender, racism and health; and geography and health.