Secretary

Raluca Radu

RN, BSN MSN

Background

Raluca was born in Romania and feels ever grateful to her parents for bringing her to Canada in 2002 and starting life over in hopes of a better future. She is thankful to live and work on the unceded, traditional lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nation in Vancouver, BC.

Education

Raluca completed her BScN studies at Douglas College in Coquitlam, BC in December 2013. She completed her MSN at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC in January, 2020. During her graduate studies, Raluca developed an educational tool that can support nurses to become better acquainted with how climate change impacts human health, as well as to help nurses find their role in this realm. This tool can be accessed at: https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/graduateresearch/42591/items/1.0388735

Career

Raluca has worked as an acute care nurse in surgical, medical, ambulatory, rural, and emergency areas in both public and private settings. Prior to her graduate studies, Raluca also enjoyed being in an educator role for various educational institutions teaching LPN and BScN students within theory, laboratory, and clinical practice-based environments. Raluca also acquired a special taste for nursing research and continues to be involved with several projects that address Bullying in Nursing Educational settings. One of these projects allowed Raluca to collaborate with other incredible nursing educators and BSN undergraduate students to develop a graphic novella (https://letsact.ca/) that helps nurses recognize bullying behaviours and guides them in this complex process. Raluca is now working as a full-time lecturer for the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) School of Nursing and is enjoying teaching in the BSN program, as well as leading a non-BSN elective that focuses on the Health Impacts of Climate Change.

Interests

Raluca is very passionate about health policy and planetary health. Raluca believes sustainability needs to be adopted at all levels of nursing practice and hence she finds means to be involved in projects that bring forth the nursing voice to ensure the shaping of future education and clinical practice. In her spare time, Raluca enjoys being outdoors with her spouse and dog Rambo, while trying to rekindle her passion for music, dance, and cooking.