Alayna Payne The 26th International Nursing Philosophy Conference 2023

Alayna Payne

Alayna Payne is a Registered Nurse, working across nursing practice, education, leadership, and research. Alayna’s nursing career began in 2016 where she worked as a registered nurse on the neuroscience’s unit at the Victoria General hospital. Alayna completed her Masters in Nursing, in the educator stream at the University of Victoria in 2018. Since this time, Alayna has been a nurse educator at Camosun College where she teaches across the first three years of entry-to-practice education. As a nurse educator, Alayna draws from critical and emancipatory pedagogical approaches to challenge the status quo and invoke critical perspectives in delivering curricular content pertaining to nursing’s disciplinary knowledge, relational practice, as well as clinical practice experiences. In research, Alayna has worked as a research assistant at the Canadian Institute for Substance use research, where she has worked across multiple high-level and high-impact projects in harm reduction. In addition to this, Alayna serves as the lead, Professional Practice and Research, at the unified provincial association, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of British Columbia. Here, she leads the development and dissemination of evidence-informed leading practices, professional nursing standards, and practice guidance, policy related advisory, and knowledge translation assets. Lastly, Alayna is a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa. Alayna’s research focuses on nursing’s professional identity, specifically that of nursing students and new graduate nurses. In this work, Alayna draws from critical perspectives, such as post structural feminism, to critically examine the ways in which identity is discursively constructed and practiced to better understand the relationship between professional identity, job-satisfaction, and intention to remain in the profession.

Abstracts this author is presenting: