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Nursing The Future

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Moving Nursing Forward

Dr. Judy Boychuk Duchscher
Director, Nursing The Future
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Dr. Judy Duchscher and her national team are excited to share this platform of support for nursing students and newly graduated practical, psychiatric and registered nurses as they transition to professional practice. NTF offers:
A platform of education and connection related to professional role transition for students approaching graduation, new nurses experiencing transition and educators, senior nurses and leaders looking to support our newest professionals;
Social and professional support network for nurses moving into professional practice for the first time;
Knowledge-generating and initiative-sharing network on new nurse professional role transition; and
Source of information that can assist in our understanding of practice patterns and workplace issues being faced by new nurses and their senior nursing colleagues.
The team for Nursing The Future™ comes from across Canada and speaks to all scopes of nursing practice. Have a listen to their stories about how this project is uniting nurses and moving nursing forward.
Julia Burke
2nd Year LPN Student 
Red Deer College
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Madison Cook
Interior Health Authority
British Columbia
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Kathryn Corneau
RN BscN, MN(c)
Interior Health Authority British Columbia
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Julia Lowe
4th Year BScN Student
Thompson Rivers University
British Columbia
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Michelle Lamont
RN, BScN, MScN (c)
University of Ottawa
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Jenny White
Health PEI
Prince Edward Island
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NTF     Partners

Mike Villeneuve RN, M.Sc., FAAN
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Nurses Association
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Christine Rieck Buckley RN, MSc. A.
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Nurses Foundation

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Coping with Covid

Tell YOUR stories of nursing in a global pandemic.
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Bridge Club

YOUR place to CHAT and CONNECT with other students, new graduates, and supporters.
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Question Period

Find answers to important questions related to transition.
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Regional networks of senior new graduates trained in transition theory provide 1:1 support to the newest members of our profession.
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Welcome to Our World

Comprehensive support tools for mentors, preceptors, managers and clinical educators to facilitate orientation, transition, integration and stabilization of new nurses within the workplace.
Go To Welcome To our World

Excellence Awards

Nominate a student, new graduate or colleague who excels in preparing and supporting our newest professionals.

Go To NTF Awards


Calendar of Events

View upcoming events hosted by Nursing The Future™.
Go To Calendar of Events


Subscribe to receive updates on NTF news, featuring the excellent work of students and nurses throughout the healthcare world.
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The Greenhouse

Candid conversations about nursing, leadership, and the challenges of advancing nursing practice in the dynamic context of 21st century healthcare.
Go To The Greenhouse

Regional Resources

Resources including employment opportunities, transition resources across health regions and geographic distinctions that can help you make decisions about where you want to work!
Go To Regional Resources

National Resources

Links to national representative bodies for nurses including regulatory and professional associations, health and education ministries, unions, nursing specialty practice and special interest groups.
Go To National Resources

Global Resources

Nursing the Future celebrates our partners within the global nursing community who share our pursuit of new graduate success.
Go To Global Resources


Transition Theory

Duchscher’s Stages of Transition© and Transition Shock© are detailed here, their theoretical evolution and origins, along with other contemporary transition theories.
Go To Transition Theory

Speaker Series

Hear from leaders in diverse fields as they share their perspectives about entering the Canadian healthcare workforce. The unifying theme for this series is ‘The Year of the Nurse: The State of Our Nation’.
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The Interview

Nurses share what nursing means to them; what is unique about their practice; what it is like to practice in the contemporary context of healthcare; and what new graduates need for a healthy professional role transition.
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Interviews on all aspects of professional role transition and contemporary nursing practice issues of interest to newly graduated nurses.
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Short, easy to read and highly informative 250-500 word entries written by nursing and healthcare professionals just like you. Add your story!
Go To The Blog

Book Club

Reviews of books for students, new graduates and new graduate supporters. Recommend a book or listen to interviews with the authors!
Go To Book Club
Nursing The Future™ acknowledges that nurses across this country live, work and play on the lands of our Indigenous Ancestors and we join our members in expressing respectful gratitude for this privilege.
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