Transforming Nursing Care: An Experiential Perspective on Incorporating Tobacco Intervention Education into Curriculum

Feb 7, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
About this Event:

Tobacco remains, to this day, the most preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the world.  In addition to tobacco cessation efforts, the fight to reduce second- and third-hand smoke in Ontario continues with McMaster University leading as the first Ontario university to enforce an entirely smoke-free campus, inspiring many more post-secondary institutions to follow.

In this webinar we will explore the experiences of Dr. Shelley Walkerley, Assistant Professor at York University, and how she incorporates tobacco intervention education into undergraduate and graduate nursing curriculum.  Remember: knowledge is key to implementation and practice change.

In this webinar we will also introduce the latest free educational resources created by the RNAO Tobacco Intervention team that can be used as an adjunct to academic programs, as well as organizational orientation programs.

During this webinar you will:

  • learn about effective methods to integrate tobacco cessation education into nursing and health sciences curriculum;
  • explore areas of nursing and health sciences curriculum where tobacco cessation education can be incorporated;
  • gain a better understanding of how to deliver tobacco cessation content in a way that is meaningful to nursing  and health sciences students;
  • explore resources that can be used for professional development and education.

Presenter(s) and credentials:

Shelley Walkerley NP-PHC, PhD

Shelley Walkerley is a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) at the Stonegate Community Health Centre (CHC).
Shelley has a Nursing Diploma from the Osler School of Nursing in Toronto, a BScN and PHCNP Certificate from York University and Masters of Nursing and PhD (Nursing) from the University of Toronto.

Her doctoral thesis explored the factors that hinder or facilitate the provision of smoking cessation interventions by RNs and NPs in primary care settings.


Cost for Members: 
$0.00 CAD
Cost for non-Members: 
$0.00 CAD