Dr. Jill Bruneau, BScN, MHS, PhD
I am currently an Assistant Professor and Nurse Practitioner (NP) Coordinator for the Master of Science in Nursing Program, NP Option at Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador. I am a PhD-prepared nurse practitioner with experience caring for cardiac patients over the past 20 years, and educating NP students for over 12 years. My dissertation work was focused on cardiovascular health promotion and the development and testing of an intervention for the early detection of cardiac risk factors and management of patients by health care providers using evidenced-based guidelines. I have attained numerous scholarships and research grants for my dissertation work and current research initiatives. I am currently working on my program of research in the areas of knowledge translation, cardiovascular health promotion, management of risk factors, and timely access of vulnerable groups to appropriate health care services.
In 2018-2019, I participated in the Hypertension Canada Task Force Committee with other leaders within the HC community. In 2013, I was the recipient of the Hypertension Canada, Certificate of Excellence Award, nominated by Lynn Cloutier PhD RN, for my extension work in educating students, both undergraduate and graduate students through guest lectures about hypertension management and prevention. I have also participated in various public engagement events promoting effective hypertension management and distributing the excellent materials published by HC. I was involved in publishing an article in The Canadian Nurse about the importance of bringing focus to hypertension and another publication for the Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing about the WHO celebrating world health day April 7, 2013, focusing on hypertension. I have been a Hypertension Canada member with regular attendance at the annual HTN Congress for about a decade and, in recent years; have attended through a virtual platform.