Shelley graduated from UNB in 1987 with her BN, received CNA certification in Orthopedics in 2005 and received Trainer Certification in Adult Education from NBCC in 2009. She has worked in various roles including 18 years in direct patient care, clinical research, documentation coordinator and currently workload measurement. Shelley was also a member of a team of seven who developed and implemented electronic documentation in a new hospital in Waterville, New Brunswick. After implementation, Shelley worked as the Clinical Documentation Specialist and was responsible for the ongoing support and development of the electronic documentation system. This was the first system in the province which provided nursing workload as a byproduct of documentation.
In her current role as Nursing Workload Measurement Coordinator, Shelley is working with nursing informatics every day and provides pertinent information to Managers and staff. This information is used to guide decisions for the nursing units and provide evidence of adherence to various clinical standards to ensure quality improvement in patient care.
Shelley has been involved in Nursing Informatics since 2008 and has held office as Secretary/Treasurer since 2010.