Sioban Nelson, RN, FCAHS

Sioban Nelson, RN, FCAHS

Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto; President-elect, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (Toronto, ON)

Dr. Sioban Nelson is a Professor of nursing at the University of Toronto and a leading nursing historian and policy scholar. Dr. Nelson was a commissioner on the Canadian Nurses Association National Expert Commission for the Future of the Health Care System that launched the report, A Nursing Call to Action in June 2012. She co-chaired the Assessment Committee on Scope of Practice in the Health Professions for the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and was lead author on the 2014 assessment report. She served as Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and, subsequently, Vice-Provost at the University of Toronto (2005 to 2018). Dr. Nelson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurses, a member of the Quality Council of Ontario, and serves as a board member of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. She is President-elect of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.