Professional Practice Leader

Shelley Orr, RN, BSN, MEd

Shelley joined the Learning Institute in January 2022 as a Professional Practice Leader. Shelley graduated from the VG School of Nursing in 1986 and refers to herself as a late bloomer, returning to school after 25 years to complete a BScN through UVIC (2013) and a Master of Education in Nursing Curriculum through StFX (2017).

Shelley loves being a nurse, but also has a great appreciation and respect for all the health care providers she works alongside. She has worked in many different areas, such as Critical Care, Emergency, PACU, Day Surgery, Occupational Health, Endoscopy/DI, Seniors Mental Health and Early Psychosis team, and, prior to this role, Primary Health Care. She has worked as an educator in both Acute Care and Primary Health Care. Shelley was an athlete in her younger years and is a strong believer in teamwork! She is excited to be a part of this dynamic team of leaders in education for health care providers.

Shelley is married and has 3 children and a black lab. Most of her time away from work is spent being a hockey mom, biking, walking, and spending time with family and great friends.

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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.