Leadership Team

Dr. Judy E. Boychuk Duchscher RN, BScN, MN, PhD                    

Founder and Executive Director

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Leadership in NTF (Click Here for Video on Being a Leader in NTF)

The always evolving Leadership Team of NTF encompasses inspired young nurses from across the country that are committed to supporting and guiding the newest members of our profession as they move from the role of nursing student into the world of professional nursing practice. Chosen for their leadership potential, determination, humility and work ethic as well as for their willingness to ‘elevate the level of dialogue', the new graduate members of this Leadership Team are mentored in the development of their character, vision, and leadership capacity, preparing them to move the critical issues in nursing and healthcare forward.

Young graduates from Nova Scotia, Alberta, Manitoba, BC and Ontario have begun the process of establishing NTF Leadership Teams and NTF Chapters in their provinces. To date, we have inducted a chapter of NTF in Edmonton, Alberta Fraser Valley Region in BC, Regina and Saskatoon, SK, and Halifax, NS. NTF Leadership Retreats

Look for YOUR Chapter information under the provincial leadership team portfolios, accessed through the menu on your left. If you DON'T see information, then we NEED YOU to help us get it started! Our leadership teams are already being utilized in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Alberta and Nova Scotia by senior nursing leaders, educators and policy makers to advise on and teach about the transition experience for new graduates.

The NTF Leadership Teams strive toward "making a difference" in the profession we have committed to. We join our experienced colleagues in BEING the change that can create the future we have always wanted, and together we WILL move nursing forward!

If YOU have an interest in becoming a leader in NTF, contact our National Leadership Director @ ntf@shaw.ca and MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY!!!!!

Cornel West is a Professor of African Studies at Princeton University in the US. The following video reveals many of the 'leadership' tenets that NTF resonates with. Enjoy!!