Recognizing current and past graduate students associated with the LEAD Team

Dr. Sonia Udod’s Graduate Students

Kristen Valeri – Doctoral Student

The focus of this nursing administrative research has been on gaining an understanding of health care Managers’ perspective on engagement, and hearing their voice. Managers within the health care system have been identified as pivotal to engaging employees. During times of change Managers are called on to not just cope with change rather to lead, to implement change and to engage their staff. Understanding their perspective and hearing their voice is essential to the success of change within healthcare.

Carnelle ‘Raigne’ Symes – Doctoral Student 

Raigne Symes is a member of the Nursing Faculty at Red Deer College, Alberta, Canada. Prior to joining RDC Ms. Symes worked at the University of Calgary in Qatar as a Nursing Faculty member. Ms. Symes has teaching experience in many different areas of undergraduate nursing curriculum including: acute care, pharmacology, leadership, research, scholarship, and nursing theory. Ms. Symes clinical experience ranges from long term care, general medicine and surgical, oncology, adult intensive care, and school health nursing. She has a passion for improving health across the lifespan. Ms. Symes has conducted research on student success, the use of technology in the classroom and integration of teaching innovations in the classroom. Ms. Symes is currently completing her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Manitoba, with a research focus on nursing educational leadership.

Jacqueline Molina – Master of Nursing Student

I started my university education at the University of Winnipeg where I graduated with a double major in criminal justice and psychology in 2006. I graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2013 with a Baccalaureate degree in nursing. I have a broad area of expertise that includes: surgical nursing, correctional nursing, emergency, ICU and clinical teaching. I am an ICU educator at present. I am currently in the M.N. stream for Administration. My areas of interest are organizational change, flow theory and patient advocacy. My passion is centred on quality patient outcomes and how we can achieve it in an organizational health setting.

Dr. Pamela Baxter’s Graduate Students

Hilary Sudar – Master of Nursing Student 

Hilary is a Master of Science in Nursing graduate student at McMaster University with an interest in the role of the Registered Practical Nurse. Her work, under the supervision of Dr. Pamela Baxter, is using a case study approach to understand how Registered Practical Nurses have been implemented into Hamilton Emergency Departments. This type of research is grossly under-researched and greatly needed; particularly with the ever-expanding scope of this credential within the nursing profession.