Grissel Crasto MN, BScN, HBSc, RN (She/Her)
Ontario Central Councilor
Grissel Crasto is a nursing graduate of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. She has worked in inpatient Neurology, Epilepsy and Neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital (TWH) for over 5 years. She recently completed her Master of Nursing degree at Charles Sturt University, Australia and is currently working in a healthcare leadership role as an Advanced Practice Nurse Educator where she supports 7 departments in Perioperative Services at TWH. Grissel also teaches as a contract Professor of Nursing at Humber College. She is the recipient of the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network’s CAP Fellowship Awards and is Canadian Nurses Foundation Scholar. She has been actively involved in research and quality improvements initiatives at the University Health Network. Grissel previously taught neuroscience nursing as a Clinical Instructor for three years and has also worked in Clinical Education at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. Grissel serves as a Councillor for the Ontario Central Chapter at the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses. In her spare time, she volunteers on the University Health Network’s Clinical Policy and Practice Committee and Professional Nursing Practice Council. She also mentors nursing staff and student nurses in the undergraduate and graduate programs at both UHN and UofT. She was recently inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing as a nurse leader. Her current research interests include knowledge translation for patient education and interprofessional collaboration, implementing research informed best practices and issues affecting access and support to quality patient care. Grissel published her first study on the complexities of nursing care for patients with anti-NMDAR encephalitis in 2019 and is currently working on her second publication on a tool developed to improve peri-ictal assessments of patients in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Toronto Western Hospital.