RN, MN, CPHON, Facilitator
Vanessa has been a pediatric hematology/oncology/BMT nurse since she started her nursing career at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, Alberta in 2007. Since that time Vanessa has had the opportunity to hold many different nursing roles across the pediatric oncology continuum including working as a staff nurse in both the inpatient and outpatient areas, helping to develop and subsequently working within the Hospital at Home Program (providing outpatient oncology treatment to children in their homes), case manager and Clinical Nurse Specialist – BMT. Vanessa has also had the opportunity to share her passion for this area of practice when she worked for the University of Calgary as a Sessional Instructor in the pediatric oncology setting. Vanessa has a BN from the University of Calgary (2007) and a MN with a teaching focus from Athabasca University (2014). She obtained her CPHON certification in 2010.
Vanessa’s research interests include exploring the professional impact of personal social media use by health professionals, as well as how the incidence of central line associated blood stream infections for BMT patients can lead to optimization of nursing care.