Joshna is an Internationally Educated Nurse from Nepal. She began her RN career with a 3-year Diploma in Nursing degree in 2008. She continued her education and completed her Post Diploma Bachelor of Nursing (Maternal and Child Health Specialty) in 2012. She is also a trained Skilled Birth Attendant RN in Nepal where she worked in the birthing unit and conducted hundreds of deliveries.
With a desire to serve remote communities with very limited access in Himalayan region of Nepal, she took on a the role of a clinical mentor in a project supported by the John Hopkins University affiliate organization to support around 50 Auxiliary Nurse Midwives who were working in those extreme situations. During that period, she organized skill assessments workshops and labs where they could upgrade their knowledge, skills and practices.
Apart from her work in the clinical settings, she enjoys the process of teaching/learning and even took a nursing instructor role where she taught MCH to diploma level nursing. She has completed one year teaching assistantship enrichment program from Dalhousie University.
She moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia in September 2015 and started and successfully completed her RN license Journey. She believes that education is the key to cultural assimilation. She graduated from Master of Nursing (Leadership and Policy Making) from Dalhousie University in 2018. She was a unit manager for 2 years in a long-term care facility until recently when she joined the Learning Institute as nursing instructor.
She loves to travel and explore the nature. She enjoys reading books and listening to podcasts during her leisure time. She also likes to be involved in research, particularly dealing with people living with dementia.
902-497-9875 | Joshna.Shrestha@nshealth.ca