Perioperative Nursing Program

Niki Deneault, RN, BScN

Niki joined the Learning Institute as a Nursing Instructor with the Perioperative Nursing Program in the fall of 2022. Niki has her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alberta, Perioperative Nursing certificate from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and has completed a course in Adult Education.

Niki is very passionate about operating room nursing, continuing education, and is looking forward teaching the perioperative nurses of the future.

When not at work, Niki enjoys camping, biking, and travelling with her husband and two children.

902-717-3920 |

Brittany Clancey, RN, BScN

Brittany joined the Learning Institute working with the Perioperative Nursing Program in January 2023. She graduated from Dalhousie University with a BScN in 2012. Currently, Brittany is enrolled in the Adult Education Certificate Program at Dalhousie University. Her career started in acute care on Cardiac Surgery at the Halifax Infirmary. Additionally, she spent some time working in long term care. Her operating room experience began in 2015 at the Dartmouth General Hospital, where she spent most of her time working as a team lead in orthopedics. Her experience leading in this service has shaped her love for teaching, implementing new technologies, and empowering other leaders. Brittany is passionate about perioperative nursing and looks forward to guiding learners in their progression to perioperative practice.

When Brittany is not at work, she loves to run, listen to music, read, travel, and spend time with her husband, family, and friends.

902-399-6262 |

Chelsea Fraser, RN, BScN

Chelsea joined the Learning Institute working with the Perioperative Nursing Program in January 2024. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a BScN in 2013. Her career started in subacute care at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre where she took on many roles over the span of 5 years. After seeking a new adventure, she began her operating room experience in 2017 at the Halifax Infirmary where she specialized in vascular, general, and plastics surgery. She found enjoyment in teaching and creating learning tools to help new learners and fellow colleagues. Chelsea understands the value in a safe and supportive learning environment and is excited to share her knowledge and experience with learners as they begin their perioperative practice.

When not at work, Chelsea enjoys trips to the beach year-round, travelling, a night in with great food, any adventure with her partner and their dog Tucker, and spending quality time with friends and family.

902-476-6097 |

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.