Event date
May 10, 2024, noon to 2 p.m.
No cost

About this event:

As part of our Nursing Week celebrations, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) will host an online discussion between nurses actively engaged in politics.


  • a panel discussion, sharing thoughts and insights about careers that included both nursing and politics.
  • panellists to talk about why they transitioned from nursing to politics, the connections between nursing and politics, and the transferability of nursing skills to politics. 
  • Q & A

We hope you can join us for this discussion and be inspired by nurses who have chosen this path to lead change and advocacy. 


Natalia Kusendova-Bashta, RN, MPP for Mississauga Centre and parliamentary assistant to the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility and to the Minister of Long-Term Care
Marjan Kasirlou, RN, BScN, MBA, LSSGB, Liberal Party candidate for Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill
Daria Adèle Juüdi-Hope, RN, MPH, NDP candidate for Kingston and the Islands
Fiona Jager, RN, PhD, Green Party candidate for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

Moderator: Dr.  Doris Grinspun, RN, BScN, MSN, PhD, LLD(hon), Dr(hc), DHC, DHC, FAAN, FCAN, O.ONT., RNAO CEO