Canadian Paediatric Nursing Standards: Ensuring High Quality Nursing Care for Children across Canada

Last modified by Ann Watkins on 2017/05/08 17:15

Practice standards inform the scope and expectations of professional nursing. Unlike many developed countries, Canada did not have national standards for paediatric nursing. Recognizing the unique dimensions and growing complexity of health care needs of Canadian children and their families, a group of nursing leaders and clinicians from across Canada came together to develop Canadian-specific paediatric nursing standards (standards). This presentation delineates development of the first standards and expected impact on paediatric nursing practice across Canadian healthcare sectors. It is anticipated that Canadian Paediatric Nursing Standards will: 1) Serve as a framework for high-quality paediatric nursing care delivery across all sectors and provide consistency in describing expertise and scope of practice of a paediatric nurse, and 2) Inform paediatric nurse education and national certification processes. Developed through an outcome-focused strength-based approach, these standards will inform the knowledge, skills, and competencies in paediatric nursing that can be leveraged to achieve the ideal future state of health of Canadian children and their families. From acute care to community and from aboriginal to immigrant health, these standards will ultimately guide and ensure consistent and high quality nursing care for all Canadian children.

Participants will learn about the unique Canadian paediatric context, the development process of Canadian specific paediatric nursing standards and the potential impact on nursing practice, education and research.


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BFC.jpgBonnie Fleming-Carroll, RN, MN, ACNP, CAE

Bonnie Fleming-Carroll is the Associate Chief of Nursing & Interprofessional Education, and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Respiratory Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). She is an adjunct lecturer at University of Toronto, Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.  Bonnie is a graduate of the University of Toronto completing her BSc in Psychology and Masters of Nursing-NP program, and is also a graduate of the SickKids-Rotman Leadership Program, University of Toronto and the Schulich School of Business Mini-MBA: Essentials of Management, York University. 

Bonnie provides operational leadership to promote interprofessional collaborative practice through her education and learning portfolio overseeing a team of 28 Education Specialists with the SickKids Learning Institute. Bonnie focuses on advancing interprofessional education (IPE) for health care students and providers and has been a key contributor collaborating with the University of Toronto Centre for IPE in the integration of IPE into to the curriculum of health sciences students.

As well, she recently provided leadership for the development of Canadian-specific Paediatric Nursing Standards through a national e-delphi process and is revitalizing a pan-Canadian Network of Paediatric Nurses as the Interim President of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Nurses (CAPN).

Bonnie also provides consultation and nursing leadership for International Child Health projects with a focus on strategy planning, needs assessment, development of culturally relevant curriculum, and program implementation and evaluation. She has a passion for building capacity in healthcare providers, systems and processes that support children’s health.

Contact Bonnie: bonnie.fleming-carroll@sickkids.ca

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