The CFAS Nurses Special Interest Group (NSIG) was established in November 2004 at the CFAS Annual Meeting in Jasper, Alberta. The current NSIG membership reaching over 100 members.
The overall mandate of the CFAS Nursing Special Interest Group (NSIG) is to promote and foster the vision, mission and values of the CFAS within the practice of Canadian Fertility Nursing as well as ensuring the Fertility Nurse is actively represented within the CFAS’s actions. The NSIG’s objectives are to: encourage fertility nurses across Canada to engage within CFAS; offer and promote ongoing professional development opportunities; provide a forum for networking, support, collaboration and exchange of information related to nursing within and between Canadian fertility centres; and help ensure consistency in the delivery of high quality patient care within reproductive medicine.
In order to accomplish the NSIG’s mandate, the NSIG Executive Committee is comprised of the following positions:
And 4 other Executive Committee Members
Nicole Lee RN, BScN; NSIG Chair (Toronto)
Nicole Lee is the Manager of the Surgery Centre at Hannam Fertility Centre/CCRM Toronto. She obtained her BScN from York University in 2010 and started her career in family practice. Nicole’s introduction to fertility began at Procrea Fertility Centre as a Nurse Coordinator in 2011.
Nicole has worked in other areas of nursing – travel medicine, cosmetic surgery, and oral surgery but made her way back to fertility when she joined Hannam Fertility Centre/CCRM Toronto in 2014. She has a passion for learning and quality improvement initiatives for patient care.
Nicole looks forward to contributing to the CFAS Nurses SIG by being part of initiating opportunities that strengthen ART Nursing Practice.
Eileen McMahon, RNEC, MN, NP; NSIG Executive Committee Member (Toronto)
Eileen holds a Clinical Appointment as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, is a member of ASRM and its Nurses’ Professional Group, a member of the Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses, and is a member and advisor to the Board of Directors of CFAS.
Eileen has a special interest in providing gender inclusive fertility care and specializes in fertility preservation.
Sarah Steel, RN, Executive Committee Member (Toronto)
Sarah is the Cycle Monitoring Manager at Create Fertility Center. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ryerson University in 2012 and start her career in acute surgery. Sarah started at Create in 2014 as a Cycle Monitoring Registered Nurse and transitioned to managing in 2017. She is a member in good standing of the CNO, RNAO, CFAS and ASRM.
Sarah has a passion for nurse empowerment and education as well as patient safety. She looks forward to working with the Nursing Special Interest group to strengthen ART nursing and education.