High Acuity Nursing Program

Emily Durant, BScN, MN, RN

Emily graduated from Dalhousie University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and again in 2021 with a Master of Nursing. She began her professional career in general surgery at the VG. After completing the Critical Care Nursing Program in 2013, Emily spent the next 3 years working in the Post Anesthetic Care Unit. In 2016, she moved to the Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team, where her focus turned to Transfusion Medicine and educating both health professionals and students on transfusion safety.

Emily has taught for most of her adult life, from teaching English classes in South Korea, preceptoring within PACU, acting as the Education Coordinator for the Association of Nova Scotia PeriAnesthesia Nurses, and providing lectures, presentations, and workshops for the Blood Coordinating Team to teaching the High Acuity Nursing Program with the Learning Institute. She feels at home in a teaching environment and wants to make learning an enjoyable experience for all involved.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys hiking, learning about wine, spending time with her animals, and travelling. She also writes health content online through her website.

902-237-0210 | Emily.Durant@nshealth.ca

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.