La Trobe University and Albury Wodonga Health invites you to a Professional Development workshop with Assistant Professor Sonia Udod of the University of Manitoba, Canada.

A/Prof Udod is Principal Investigator of the Creating and Translating Evidence for Nursing LEADership (LEAD) and Health Services program ( The program aims to advance healthcare leadership, nurses’ work environments, health systems, and healthcare policy.This event is relevant for nurses, midwives, allied health and other healthcare professionals seeking improvement in leadership practices and health services through translating research knowledge.

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Seminar Room
Albury Wodonga Health, Borella Road, Albury NSW 2640

2:45 pm – 3.00 pm Registration and refreshment
3.00 pm – 3.05 pm Professor Irene Blackberry – Introduction
3.05 pm – 3.50 pm A/Professor Sonia Udod – Keynote speech
3.50 pm – 4.00 pm Q&A
4.00 pm – 4.50 pm Sally Squire – Workshop on healthcare leadership
4.50 pm –5.00 pm Professor Irene Blackberry and Sally Squire – Where to from here?

Please register by 12 July 2019

Albury Wodonga Health

T 02 6058 4533


John Richards Centre

for Rural Ageing Research

Nurse Leader Forum

January 25, 2019 Winnipeg, MB

The purpose of the one-day Nurse Leader Forum is to provide an opportunity for key stakeholders from nursing practice, research, and policy to discuss their perceived gaps in current knowledge related to the Nurse Leader in acute care settings. Our primary aim is to formulate an effective research agenda and to take tangible steps by identifying an initial research project that addresses a priority in meeting the nurse leader’s ability to navigate and sustain real system needs for formal transitional care services for cardiac patients from hospital to home.

February 22-24, 2019 New Orleans, LA, USA

Baxter, P, & Udod, SA. (2019). Priority setting in Nursing Administration Research: A Rapid review of the literature. Creating Healthy Work Environments, Sigma Theta Tau. February 22-24, 2019, New Orleans, LA, USA.

February 22-24, 2019 New Orleans, LA, USA

Rohatinsky, N, Udod, SA, Anonson, J, & Rennie, D. (2019, February). Optimizing Professional Well-being and Patient Outcomes through the use of Mentorship in Rural Workplaces. Creating Healthy Work Environments, Sigma Theta Tau. February  22-24, 2019, New Orleans, LA, USA.

2018 Deeper Dives Award Recipient

Congratulations to our Graduate Student Research Assistant, Nicole Shead, awarded the Advancing a community of qualitative inquiry: Engaging graduate nursing students in reciprocal mentorship at the 2018 International Institute of Qualitative Methodology Qualitative Health Research Conference Award. This award allowed Nicole and five other graduate students (3 MN/ 3 PhD) to dive deeper into qualitative research at the 2018 International Institute for Qualitative Methodology 24th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference (October 25-29) in Halifax, N.S where she presented a research poster, “Interprofessional Team Empathy Among Perioperative Team Clinicians: A Proposed Phenomenological Research Study.” Thank you to the College of Nursing Endowment Fund for their generous support of this initiative. Way to go, Nicole!

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2019-2020 Manitoba Training Program for Health Services Research Recipient

Congratulations to Master of Nursing Student, Jacqueline Molina, RN BN on receiving a prestigious award to participate in the 2019-2020 Manitoba Training Program for Health Services Research (MTP).   MTP is a one-year, applied training program and fellowship offered to graduate students in health services research.   The applied training includes seminar instruction, professional development activities and field placements.  Ms. Molina’s topic of inquiry focuses on the need to support front line Nurse Managers during health system restructuring.