Sandra graduated from Cape Breton University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and began her career as one of the first entry levels in the Emergency Department. After spending some years there, she quickly realized she gravitated towards the more critical patients and made the transition to Intensive Care. She practiced as a bedside nurse in Cape Breton Regional’s Intensive Care Unit for several years, acting also as a preceptor for both the Critical Care Nursing Program as well as the Emergency Nursing Program. She became the hospital’s first Clinical Resource Nurse for the Intensive Care and Coronary Care Unit. It is through this job that she began to help facilitate labs and simulations with the Critical Care Nursing Program. She joined the Learning Institute as a permanent employee in the summer of 2019 with the Emergency Nursing Faculty, while still offering lab and simulation supports to the Critical Care Nursing Program. Sandra is passionate about the transition and integration of novice practitioners to critical care areas. She is also an advocate for meaningful reconciliation with our First Nations, Inuit and Metis, and works tirelessly to end stigma in health care. Sandra has almost completed her Master’s in Education from the University of New Brunswick.
When not at work you can usually find Sandra with her family in a rink somewhere in the province, watching her son play hockey. Sandra loves to travel and is an amateur photographer. She lives in Glace Bay with her husband of 25 years Scott, daughter Kennedy, son Xavier and her dog Marny.
902-574-1015 | SandraD.Johnson@nshealth.ca