Brenda Lane, RN, MN, CMSN(C)
Brenda Lane has been teaching in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Vancouver Island University for 15 years, in years one to three of the program. She most enjoys teaching Pathophysiology courses integrating complex health challenges. She loves to balance the theory with clinical practice on medical and surgical units working with nursing students and patients.
Prior to moving to the west coast, Brenda was a Clinical Nurse Educator for 12 years at the Ottawa Hospital in General and Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology and Respiratory Medicine, as well as the Regional Burn Educator and the Home TPN Training Coordinator. One of her most cherished experiences was working in the Intensive Care Unit. Additionally, Brenda provides Legal Nurse Consulting, which she considers “fun detective work” that keeps her humble, as she realizes how easily it is for nurses to slip the slope into providing substandard care.
Brenda graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1983, completed a Diploma in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University in 1998, and a Masters of Nursing from Athabasca in 2005, and completed CNA Certification in Medical-Surgical Nursing in 2010. She has participated in the competency development and exam item-writing for the Medical-Surgical Certification exam and is a member of the Exam Committee. She has also participated in item-writing for the Canadian Registered Nurses Examination.
Brenda considers it an honor to serve as President of the Canadian Association of Medical and Surgical Nurses and looks forward to meeting you at the next biennial conference in June 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario.