Hi, my name is Nisa.
I am a coffee obsessed registered nurse
I am a registered nurse who is very interested in healthcare strategy & disruptive healthcare innovation.
At present my specialization & interest is in innovating safety (occupational health & safety and patient safety). My career, my academic work and extra curricular involvement with associations focuses on these two.
When you think of capital planning, organization’s typically focus on 3 core capitals (some have additional capitals depending on the industry), that is financial capital, social capital and human capital. Human capital is defined as the skills, knowledge, and experience possessed by an individual or population, viewed in terms of their value or cost to an organization. My interests and graduate work is focused on embedding the component of “safety” into the human capital component; making it a mandatory key indicator of corporate performance.
As Sir Richard Branson says “Take care of your employees and your employees will take care of your customers” (in healthcare this could be the patients/patient satisfaction). Employees need to be happy and healthy in order to produce; whether its a business in the private sector, whether its the business of healthcare or the public sector, your employees ARE your business. Without employees - you have nothing. Its a simple equation, unhappy employees = lack of production/outputs/service = unhappy customers/patients & poor outcomes.
The Centre for Safety and Health Sustainability describes it the best:
An organization’s human capital includes the skills, knowledge and abilities that workers bring to their work and how they use them. Effective occupational health and safety (OHS) management helps workers safely operate in their work environments, making OHS a foundational element of human capital. Effective management of an organization’s human capital underpins corporate performance and sustainability.
Aside from my professional interests I am obsessed with coffee so naturally I spend a lot of time working out of coffee shops. I like to explore and visit coffee shops from all over the place. When I retire I want to travel the world trying new coffees and visiting coffee shops. I share this on my instagram page.
Registered Nurse in a safety specialized management role - Toronto area Acute Care Hospital
Principal Consultant at Wolfe Workforce Solutions Inc.
President/Chairman, Registered Nurses of Ontario - Occupational Health Nursing Interest Group
Ex Officio Board Member - Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association
Stakeholder at the College of Nurses of Ontario - RN Prescriber Stakeholder Committee
Past President of Ryerson’s Interprofessional Student Educators (RISE)
University of Guelph -Masters of Business Administration specialization in Sustainable Commerce
University of Toronto - Certification in Occupational Health and Safety
Ryerson University - Baccalaureate Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing
Emergency CPR AED HCP Certified
Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification – Ministry of Labour
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario - Best Practices Champion
Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association Champion
Workplace Safety & Insurance Board - SGAP Auditor
Qualitative Respirator Fit Tester
Quantitative Respirator Fit Tester
6th International Conference on Violence in the Healthcare Sector – Presenter / Published Abstract Applying Intelligent Technology to Enhance Safety and Prevent Violence in Acute Care Hospitals
Institute for Healthcare Improvement – Published Abstract Applying Intelligent Technology to Enhance Safety and Prevent Violence in Acute Care Hospitals
British Journal of Medicine – Published Abstract Applying Intelligent Technology to Enhance Safety and Prevent Violence in Acute Care Hospitals
6th National Community Health Nursing Conference – Presenter
Theory to Practice: Triad Model of Teaching Nursing Clinical Education
Ryerson Faculty of Community Services, Student Achievement Celebration - Presenter