For nearly 30 years Nancy has exercised her interest in medicine and health care by working in the field. After she became the primary caregiver for a close family member who suffered a severe injury, she decided to pursue a career in nursing and completed her degree from the University of Ottawa in 1997.
Initially, she worked at the Ottawa General Hospital in orthopaedics and neurology/neurosurgery. Upon amalgamation, she worked at both the General and the Civic Hospital as part of the neurosurgical units. Her participation in a hospital-wide study of pressure ulcers sparked a passion for wound care after which she seized an opportunity to join the Victorian Order of Nurses on a team that specialized in wound care and compression bandaging. She has been in community nursing ever since, always specializing in these two areas.
Nancy is excited about working in wound care and compression at Haley Rehab. She is motivated by the challenge of discovering what treatments will heal each particular wound and what kind of compression bandaging will control the edema (swelling) to help the wound heal quickly. Nancy loves being able to contribute to a person’s health and takes personal joy in their being able to return to their regular lifestyle.