Aline Bourgoin BScN, CNN(C), RN (She/Her)
Professional Practice and Research
Aline Bourgoin obtained her Bachelor of Nursing Science degree at the University of Ottawa and in 2010, and then obtained her certification in Neuroscience Nursing through the Canadian Nurses Association. Her nursing career has been focused solely in Neurosciences care. She started her career on the Neurosurgery ward at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus and later complemented her career as a part-time professor with the University of Ottawa mentoring nursing students on the neurosurgery unit. In 2008, she joined the Champlain Regional Stroke Network at the Ottawa Hospital where she has since worked as the Stroke Prevention Coordinator/Nurse Specialist. Within her role as Stroke Prevention Coordinator and Nurse Specialist, Aline has been an advocate for high-level secondary stroke prevention care locally, provincially and nationally. In Champlain, she helped to develop the Champlain Stroke Prevention System, which led to the creation of stroke prevention clinics in Pembroke and Cornwall. She has been invited to participate on several provincial workgroups and was a lead member on the development of the Ontario Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic Core Elements project. She also initiated and chairs a provincial Stroke Prevention Clinic Nurses interest group which has allowed for improved communication and collaboration amongst nurses working in Ontario Stroke Prevention Clinics. Nationally, Aline has had the honor of participating in the 2017 and 2019 Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care – prevention module writing groups, was an invited member of the Heart and Stroke Advisory council - Heart Rhythm and now sits on the senior advisory committee for Stroke Best practice Recommendation with Heart and Stroke. Aline has also been an active member of the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses since 2005, including holding a board level position since 2012.
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