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Hi, my name is Nisa.

I am a coffee obsessed registered nurse

and entrepreneur.


INTERESTS

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/research 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. 


WORK

Currently in a Formal Leadership Role (Management) - 3 Toronto area Acute Care Hospitals

Principal Consultant/Founder at Wolfe Workforce Solutions Inc.

Chief of Strategy/Innovation at Cholan Medical

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)


EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

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


PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

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                    


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