Professional Practice Leader

Barbara Fagan, BScN, MEd, RN, CCNE, CCCI, CCSNE, CHSE, CNCC(C)

Barb is passionate about many things: lifelong learning, interprofessional practice and learning, simulation learning, and collaborative, person centred care. In 2018, she completed a Master of Education in Curricular Studies for Health Interprofessionals at Acadia University. The focus of her master’s work was on deliberate practice for skills mastery learning. Barb has been faculty with the Learning Institute for over 15 years in a variety of roles: nurse educator with the Critical Care Nursing Program, collaborator on the design and pilot delivery of the Critical Care Paramedic Program, nurse educator for simulation learning, and collaborator on the design and delivery of the Interprofessional Simulation Facilitation Course. Barb is excited to transition to her new role as professional practice leader at the Learning Institute.

Barb is a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) BLS and ACLS instructor, and she maintains a number of certifications from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) Nurse Educator Institute. She is a certified healthcare simulation educator (CHSE) from the Society of Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) and holds certification in adult critical care nursing through the Canadian Nurses Association. Barb is adjunct faculty with Dalhousie University’s School of Nursing, and, in 2019, Barb was awarded the Excellence in Nursing Education Award from the College of Registered Nurses in Nova Scotia (CRNNS).

Barb fully understands the work, school, and life balance that is required for adult learners. Barb loves to travel, scrapbook memories, and spend time with her family.

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The Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers offers education programming designed to meet the needs of learners across the province and strengthen our health care system. We are committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-informed programming that enables providers to develop and maintain foundational and specialty competencies.