What is CAET Academy


Our Mission:

The CAET Academy creates on-line communities of learning for registered nurses and allied healthcare professionals to acquire specialized knowledge, skills and judgment in wound, ostomy and continence to promote quality patient outcomes.

Our Vision:

State of the art on-line education program driving a passion

for excellence in wound, ostomy and continence care.

Our Values:

Student Passion and Success

  • Supported by an expert academic faculty
  • Flexible, innovative approach to learning
  • Identify potential for growth in wound, ostomy and continence care

Accessibility

  • On-line education with IT support
  • Available 24/7 – self determined hours of study
  • Bilingual
  • International opportunity

Accountability

  • Program development to meet evolving needs of learning community
  • Responsive to market needs
  • Academic excellence in wound, ostomy and continence
  • Best practice in the delivery of on-line education

Continuous Quality Improvement & Outcomes Management

  • Solicit feedback and respond to the following areas:
  • Educational courses
  • Content
  • Delivery
  • Preceptorship/Mentorship
  • Operational efficiencies

Collaborative Partnerships

  • The CAET Academy seeks active collaboration and formal partnerships with Universities and Colleges, Government, Professional associations and related organizations/agencies and other disciplines to promote knowledge exchange.

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Our Team:


Director

Virginia McNaughton, BA, MPA, RN, CETN(C)

A Registered Nurse since 1983 and an ET Nurse since 1995 Virginia achieved her Master’s in Public Administration specializing in Health Policy in 1995. She is a practicing community based ET Nurse working part time in Ottawa. She has been involved with the ETNEP for 8 years and has been the Director of the Program since 2009. Virginia was a member of the RNAO BPG team for Ostomy and has been a contributing author in a text and many journals.

Virginia McNaughton

IT Support

Linda Forster

With 10 years of experience in eLearning Linda Forster supports all the ETNEP students in using the online technology. Currently working in ELearning for the Ontario Provincial Police, Linda’s goal for students in all CAET programs and courses is to enable them to learn in a comfortable and supported online environment.

Linda Forster

Administrative Assistant

Suzanne Sarda

With 30 years experience running a bilingual medical transcription business from her home, in Ottawa, Sue provides exceptional administrative support to the students and faculty of the CAET Educational Programs.

Suzanne Sarda

Academic Advisors:


ET Nurses Education Program & K2P Courses

Nicole Denis, BScN, MScN, ETN

Prepared with a Master’s of Nursing, Nicole has retired from acute care nursing in Ottawa as a Clinical Specialist in Enterostomal Therapy. She was the first Director of the ET Nursing Education Program and has been involved in the online program supporting students since 2007. Nicole is currently the Academic Advisor for Professional Practice in the ETNEP French language program and the Preceptor Coordinator for both the French and English language ETNEP programs.

Nicole Denis
Toba Miller, RN, MScN, MHA, ETN

With over twenty years of experience in nursing clinical practice, administration, education and research and prepared with a Master’s of Science in Nursing and a Master’s of Health Administration, Toba has practiced as an Enterostomal Therapy Nurse for over 5 years. She currently works as an Advanced Practice Nurse providing consultation services for rehabilitation patients in Ottawa. Toba helped to develop the CAET ETNEP Professional Practice course and currently supports students as they complete this course.

Toba Miller
Nancy Parslow, MClSc Wound Healing, RN, CETN (C)

Currently Nancy practices as a CNS in Enterostomal Therapy and Wound care at the University Health Network in Toronto. Nancy completed her Master’s of Clinical Science in Wound Healing in 2010. Areas of practice cross the continuum of care including community, long term care and acute care settings. Nancy has been involved in several RNAO BPG panels, CAWC Best Practice Recommendations, and has contributed to peer reviewed journals and texts. She is passionate about sharing what she has learned over the years with upcoming Enterostomal Therapy Nurses in the ETNEP Wound module.

Nancy Parslow
Mélanie Fauteux, RN, BScN, ETN

Certified nurse since 1996, Melanie worked on various geriatric, surgery, emergency and intensive care units before specialising in complex wounds and enterostomal therapy. She obtained her CAET Enterostomal Therapist certification in 2010 and has been working for the CISSSS Chaudiere-Appalaches at “la Clinique de Plaies Complexes” since 2008. She joined the CAET team in 2015 as an Academic Counselor for the wound care portion of the French course offered by the Academy. She can now share her knowledge and passion for wound care with her students.

Elle est infirmière depuis 1996 et a travaillé en soins longues durées, en chirurgie, à l’urgence et aux soins intensifs avant de s’intéresser plus particulièrement aux soins de plaies et de stomies. Elle a terminé sa formation de stomothérapeute avec le CAET en 2010. Elle travaille depuis 2008 à la clinique de plaies complexes du CISSSS Chaudière-Appalaches. Depuis 2015 elle est conseillère académique pour le volet soins de plaies du cours en français offert par l’Académie du CAET et peut donc partager avec les étudiantes son savoir, son expérience et surtout sa passion pour les soins de plaies.

Mélanie Fauteux
Barbara Plumstead RN, BScN, CETN(C)

A former graduate of the CAET-ETNEP Barb is excited to support the development of future ET Nurses as the Academic Advisor for the English language Ostomy Course. A diploma graduate in 1977 she completed her BScN in 1995 from the U of Victoria, the IIWCC from U of Toronto in 2003, the ET program in 2006 and qualified as a CETN(C) in 2010. She has a wealth of nursing experience from a variety of hospital and community settings and for the past 7 years has been working full time as an ETN in a community hospital in Kitchener, Ontario where she provides specialized care in wound and ostomy nursing.

Barbara Plumstead
Louise Samuel RN, BScN, ETN

Louise had been a nurse since 1997 and an ET nurse since 2007. She works full-time as an ET Nurse at the Montreal Jewish General Hospital. She is the Academic Advisor for the Ostomy Management Course in the French language program.

Louise Samuel
Louise Turgeon BScN, ETN

Louise graduated from the University of Montreal in 1992 and from the CAET ETNEP in 2001. She has been an ET nurse and a nurse consultant for the quality of nursing procedures for différents Nursing Directions since 2001. She is the Academic Advisor for the francophone Continence Management Course

Louise Turgeon
Dorothy Phillips RN, BScN, MN, ET

Dorothy has worked in the health care system in the acute care, continuing care, and home care sectors for 33+ years in a variety of positions.

Dorothy graduated from the CAET-ETNEP in 2001 and worked as an Enterostomal Therapy Nurse Consultant for Capital Health Home Care from 2000-2007. During this time, Dorothy participated in the development of a number of regional programs such as the Capital Health Regional Wound Care Guidelines, and the Capital Health Regional Continence Management Program.

Dorothy is currently working as an Enterostomal Therapy Nurse in independent practice, and Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health, Home Care Program. In her independent practice she has contracts to provide services to the Worker’s Compensation board of Alberta. Dorothy is supporting students in the Continence Program.

Dorothy
Eleanore Howard RN, BEd BN MSN CETN(C)

From December of 1997 to November 2014 Eleanore Howard was the Enterostomal Therapy Nurse for the Annapolis Valley District Health Authority. She has a Masters of Science in Nursing specializing in nursing administration from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Victoria. She completed her ET education through the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy and is a Canadian Nurses Association certified Enterostomal Therapy Nurse. Prior to becoming a nurse, Eleanore worked as a high school teacher.

Eleanore established the first Tele-wound clinic in Canada in 1999. Her clinical interests include all patients with ostomies and in particular the elderly with an ostomy and teaching about wound care and the prevention of pressure ulcers.

In 2014 she was the recipient of the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia award for Excellence in Nursing Clinical Practice.

Through out her nursing career she has also worked in numerous settings as a staff nurse, a clinical instructor, an instructor at a school of nursing and as an administrator.

She is now semi-retired and lives in the beautiful Annapolis Valley NS.

Dorothy
Gail Creelman, RN CETN(C)

Gail Creelman graduated from Niagara College School of Nursing, St. Catharines, Ontario, and earned her Continuing Care Diploma from St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS. She completed the CAET ETNEP in 2003 and has spent the majority of her nursing career at the IWK in Halifax working in pediatrics, maternal and newborn health, women’s health and breast health. She took over the ETN role in 2001, practicing in wound, ostomy and continence which included coordinating a bowel management program and providing ambulatory burn care.Gail worked with other ETN’s across Canada to publish the magazine “Body Talk” and most recently the development of a Decision Aid for Intermittent Self-catheterization. She retired March 1, 2016. Gail supports students in the Continence Course.

Gail Creelman
Mary Engel, RN CETN (C)

Mary graduated from a diploma of nursing program in 1975, then a diploma of community mental health nursing in 1977. After 5 years of various positions in psychiatry, she moved into the community where she has worked as an outpost nurse, for VON, ETNOW and CarePartners and has a part time position in CMH. She is a graduate of the ETNEP program 2000 and has kept up certification ongoing. She has been a preceptor for the wound and ostomy sections of the ETNEP courses for many years. Has been involved with CAET as Ontario Regional director for 4 years and continues to be involved as academic advisor for the management of edema and the RPN wound care in the K2P program. Became invested in lymphedema and took the Basic and level 1 courses for MLD through the Vodder School. It is wonderful to see the interest in edema management grow with the advancement of the lymphedema framework. Wound care is continually advancing and knowledge of management is important to teach our patients self care.

Mary Engel
Jeannette Barsky, RN, MSc, GNC(C), NCA

Jeannette is a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) at the Seniors Health Specialty Team, Pelvic Health and Continence Program in Lethbridge, Alberta. She has a Master’s of Science Degree and is a graduate of the Nurse Continence Advisor (NCA) Distance Education Program at McMaster University. She offers 15 years experience as a NCA. Jeannette provides interactive educational presentations to healthcare providers and students on promoting continence and preventing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI). She also has been a CAET Academy Preceptor for Continence for our ETNEP students.

Jeannette Barsky