Long Term Care Program

Genevieve MacNeil, BA (Hons.), MA, BScN, RN

Genevieve is committed to interdisciplinary lifelong learning. She has an Honours BA (2002) and a Masters (2005) in Social Anthropology from Dalhousie University. The focus of her Honours and Masters work centered on iterations of mental health representations affecting Indigenous Canadian communities. In 2008, Genevieve was awarded the Kathleen Russell entrance scholarship at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, where she graduated (2010) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. As a Registered Nurse with a background in Social Anthropology, her primary areas of interest relate to cultural philosophy, social determinants of health, health systems, and integrated models of care.

In 2005, Genevieve was a member of the teaching team for a course entitled, Sociological Perspectives in Kinesiology at York University. She has also provided clinical instruction to LPN students at the community college level. Genevieve’s nursing career began in 2010 on 6.1 Cardiology IMCU at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center in Halifax. In 2013, she transitioned from her role as an acute care nurse to a clinical leader in long term care at Northwood Care Inc. Genevieve recently joined the Learning Institute team to help develop and instruct a specialty practice program in long term care.

She enjoys biking, music, cultivating her orchids (gardening), reading, and photography and is a co-editor of the book, Dying to be Seen: The Race to Save Medicare in Canada.

902-471-7271 | Genevieve.MacNeil@nshealth.ca

Beth Wilson, BPhil, BN, RN, MN

Beth has a passion and interest in sharing her knowledge around leadership as the journey. Beth has a B.Phil in interdisciplinary leadership studies (2012) from the Faculty of Renaissance College at UNB. This was the program that helped further her curiosity into the leadership world. She later completed the Advanced Standing program to obtain her BN (2015) at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.

Beth started her career in Nursing by working in Acute Medicine on an Inpatient Unit at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Later moving to the Medical Teaching Unit (8.2) at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. On the MTU she transitioned into the role of Charge Nurse. Beth shifted focus as she entered a primary nursing role in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre. Now she has transitioned to her role at the Learning Institute to help support the development of the program in Long Term Care specialty.

Beth was able to complete her Masters Of Nursing (2021) at Dalhousie University.  She is currently working on a Joanna Briggs Institute Qualitative Systematic Review on Coping experiences of young adults with a chronic illness.

Beth’s hobbies include driving her motorcycle, completing magical paint by numbers, reading and exploring new places.

902-237-8327 | Beth.Wilson@nshealth.ca

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