Centenary Medal – Susan Duncan

Susan Duncan, RN, PhD is Professor and Director of the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria. She is a passionate advocate for nursing education and the nursing profession, drawing on critical and historical scholarship to inform leadership and change in nursing and health organizations. Her practice, teaching and research focuses on community health nursing, nursing education and health policy. She has served on numerous regional, provincial and national nursing and health organizations including the Canadian Nurses Association and the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. She has held senior leadership positions in universities while advocating for the advancement of undergraduate and graduate nursing education programs. As a founding President of the Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (now the Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC), she holds the vision of the nursing profession as an essential global political force for the values and goals of primary health care.
Susan publishes and presents her work on a range of topics including critical nursing education issues; public health nursing, nursing regulation and the future of the nursing profession.

Susan is a proud alumnae of the University of British Columbia School of Nursing (MSN, 1989) inspired by the School’s nursing education scholars, leaders and students – past, present and future.