Barb is passionate about many things: lifelong learning, interprofessional practice and learning, simulation learning and collaborative person-centred care. In 2018, she completed her Masters of Education in Curricular Studies for Health Interprofessionals at Acadia University. The focus of her master’s work was on deliberate practice for skills mastery learning. Barb has been faculty with the Learning Institute for over 10 years, and is a nurse educator for simulation learning at the Learning Institute.
A former faculty with the Critical Care Nursing Program, Barb also has experience in curricular design and recently worked collaboratively on the design of the Critical Care Paramedic Program and the Interprofessional Simulation Facilitation Course. Barb is a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) BLS and ACLS instructor. She maintains a number of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN)’s Nurse Educator Institute certifications as well as being a certified healthcare simulation educator (CHSE) from the Society of Simulation in Healthcare (SSiH) and continues to hold certification in adult critical care nursing through the Canadian Nurses Association. Barb is adjunct faculty with Dalhousie University’s School of Nursing. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (CACCN), and has held many roles over the years in the organization: both as eastern representative and chair of the professional development committee on the Board of Directors; as a member of the planning committee for Dynamics, CACCN’s national conference; on professional development subcommittees such as standards revisions, conference and evaluation, webinars, position statements, and awards review; and currently serves on the conference education and evaluation committee.
In 2019, Barb was awarded the Excellence in Nursing Education Award from the College of Registered Nurses in Nova Scotia (CRNNS). She also serves as a member of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Adult Critical Care Nursing Certification Committee. With that being said, Barb fully understands the work, school and life balance that occurs in adult learners. Barb loves to travel, scrapbook memories, and spend time with her family.
902-233-9844 | Barbara.Fagan@nshealth.ca