Signature Event Profile

Signature Event participants will learn innovative ways for teaching undergraduate nursing students and practicing nurses to explore, identify and negotiate goals for health and wellness that are meaningful to the Canadians and First Peoples in their care.  Current research, traditional narrative wisdom, and examples of effective teaching solutions and strategies will be featured in workshops and in conference sessions.

The SoNM’s Signature Event supports teaching and learning in nursing and midwifery education in both the university and clinical practice settings. It has evolved from the many well reviewed scholarly and clinically-focused events hosted at Mount Royal University’s Faculty of Health and Community Studies over the years.

The overarching goal of our Signature Event series is to provide an opportunity for new research and knowledge in the area of teaching and learning in nursing to be shared with faculty, clinical educators and community stakeholders and to encourage and prepare practitioners to continuously improve their learning outcomes.

The Signature Event examines themes such as teaching and learning, collaborative practice, interprofessionality, change management, evaluation, measurement, information technology, knowledge exchange, and practice and teaching innovations caring for vulnerable populations and others. Presentations from practitioners, educators and elders provide a balance between theory, practice and traditional knowledge. The 2018 Event features traditional knowledge keepers, education experts and academics from Alberta and across Canada.  Local and traditional expertise is highlighted and then contextualized by experts to challenge current thinking.

  • Academic faculty (nursing, allied health, & medicine)
  • Traditional knowledge keepers, community leaders & members
  • Clinical faculty (RN preceptors)
  • Clinical educators
  • NPs, RNs, LPNs, NAs/PCAs
  • Allied health collaborators
  • Administrators of health and illness care services
  • Professional regulators, advocacy organizations, and government representatives

Each year the Signature Event grows and evolves to continue to meet the demand for innovative nursing education in acute, primary and continuing care settings.  The event also provides a venue for its participants to network and share expertise and experience.

Mount Royal University is situated in an ancient and storied place within the hereditary  lands of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Iyarhe Nakoda, Tsuut’ina and Metis Nations. It is a land steeped in ceremony and history that, until recently, was used and occupied exclusively by peoples indigenous to this place.