About Us

About Us

In 2014, Elaine Santa Mina, associate professor in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Ryerson University, Kirsten Woodend, dean of the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing at Trent University, Linda Patrick, dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Windsor, and Pat Bradley, associate professor and coordinator of the Internationally Educated Nurses BScN Program in the School of Nursing at York University, came together through the Council of Ontario Universities Programs in Nursing to explore a consortium approach to meet the competency based educational needs of internationally educated nurses (IENs). A consortium approach was chosen in order to draw on province-wide expertise in IEN education, align with existing offerings, and to provide access and flexibility for IENs across the province. In 2016, the Ontario Internationally Educated Nurses Course Consortium developed English language courses and competency-based courses for IENs in the entry to practice competency areas of ethical practice, professional responsibility and accountability, self-regulation, and service to the public with funding from the Government of Ontario and support from Alice Ormiston from the Council of Ontario Universities and Ayesha Bhatti. Two cohorts of IENs completed the courses and are in the process of becoming Registered Nurses in Ontario. In 2018, the Ontario Internationally Educated Nurses Course Consortium received funding from the Government of Ontario to develop and deliver the competency-bridging program of study.
 

Dr. Elaine Santa Mina
Program Management
Working Group Member
Dr. Kirsten Woodend
Program Management
Working Group Member
Dr. Linda Patrick
Program Management
Working Group Member
Dr. Pat Bradley
Program Management
Working Group Member
Ayesha Bhatti
Program Manager