Since 2010, I have had the opportunity to serve as a clinical instructor to third year nursing students completing their maternal-child practicum in the acute care setting. My current role within the School of Nursing includes assisting with Nursing 202 Health Assessment, Interprofessional Simulation Labs, Nursing 371 Maternal Child Family-Centred Nursing Care Practicum, and Nursing 492 Integrated Practicum. I have found these experiences to be enriching to my nursing career, as I believe nurses hold a responsibility to share knowledge and skills to increase the clinical competence and confidence of our future nurses. It has been rewarding to observe students bridge the gap between theory and nursing practice, as well as enhance their critical thinking.
As a certified lactation consultant, my Master of Science thesis focused on the use and exchange of donor human milk. I completed a qualitative content analysis to explore the online sharing of human milk utilizing a commerce-free approach.