MAY 15TH, 2024
11:00AM-4:00pm EST


Sponsored By

QRS Educational Services

Want to learn about opportunities outside of bedside nursing? Register below to learn more!

Are you a Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)/Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) interested in leaving bedside care? Register to attend our Beyond Bedside Nursing event and connect with employers and other like-minded nurses!

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors
Cencora by Innomar Strategies
Government of Yukon
Indigenous Services Canada
Saskatchewan Health Authority

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Our Event Speakers
Dr. Leigh Chapman
Dr. Leigh Chapman
Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Canada
11-11:30 AM ET

Dr. Leigh Chapman is committed to advancing the nursing profession in Canada to ensure equitable access to quality care. As CNO for Canada, she provides strategic advice to Health Canada, plays a convening role on key nursing issues, and represents the Federal Government at public forums. Leigh is a registered nurse (RN) who received her PhD from the University of Toronto’s Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. Over the past 20 years, she has gained a deep understanding of nursing by working in both frontline and clinical leadership capacities. In addition to her role as CNO for Canada, Leigh continues to work at a community-based consumption and treatment site in Toronto, where she provides harm reduction services and frontline care.

Darlene Hutton
Darlene Hutton
CEO of QRS Educational Services
11:30-12:15 AM ET

As the CEO of QRS Educational Services, Darlene prioritizes tailored training and workshops for healthcare professionals, specializing in cardiology and resuscitation. With over 30 years of expertise as a registered nurse, educator, and manager, Darlene brings a deep understanding of healthcare challenges. Having worked across diverse settings like CCU, ICU, Emergency, PACU, and remote nursing stations, and overseeing clinical research in cardiology and metabolic diseases, Darlene offers invaluable insights. As a certified instructor in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Darlene collaborates with Ontario Hospitals and Private Clinics, ensuring adherence to the highest standards. The mission of QRS remains unwavering: to provide accessible, quality education, meeting modern healthcare needs, available OnDemand, 24/7, and certified.

Laura Nguyen
Laura Nguyen
Founder of Solle Solutions & Certified Executive Coach
12:00-12:45 PM ET

Laura Nguyen is on a mission to help high-achieving leaders go from burned out to balanced. With a commitment to sustainable success, she collaborates with individuals to design lives aligned with their core values and deepest desires. She is a certified executive coach and author of the book Career Break Compass, coming out in September 2024.

Laura is also the founder of Solle Solutions, a marketing consulting firm specializing in performance and digital marketing. As a 2x marketing executive, she brings two decades of experience in leading high-performing teams in high-growth DTC, B2B, and PE portfolio companies.

Sadeki Simpson
Sadeki Simpson
Designated Financial Services Advisor (DFSA™)
12:30-1:15 PM ET

As an Edward Jones financial advisor, Sadecki believes it is important to invest her time to understand what you are working toward before you invest your money. It’s also important to understand the level of risk you’re comfortable accepting when investing so we can balance it with the steps necessary to reach your long-term goals.

Specializing in:

  • Wealth Strategies Solutions
  • Estate Planning
  • Retirement and Education Planning
  • Intergenerational Wealth Transfer
  • Women & wealth

She has built her business based on trust, transparency, and accountability by taking the time to get to know who her clients are and to learn what means the most to them.

Sara Fung
Sara Fung
CEO of the RN Resume & #1 National Bestselling Author
2-3 PM ET

Sara is a nurse with close to 20 years’ experience in a wide range of nontraditional settings. She is the CEO of the RN Resume, and specializes in helping nurses find jobs beyond the bedside through resume writing and coaching services!

Sara wears many hats including #1 National Bestselling author of The Wisdom of Nurses, Cohost of the internationally successful Gritty Nurse Podcast, keynote speaker with the National Speakers Bureau, advocate and thought leader.

Connor Kucharic
Connor Kucharic
Founder of NurseRecruit
2-3 PM ET

Connor Kucharic is a Registered Nurse licensed in Ontario [and New York], specializing in Intensive Care. His invaluable firsthand experience and expertise form the cornerstone of NurseRecruit. As he continues to make a significant impact within the healthcare sector, Connor’s focus is dedicated to better serving Personal Support Workers, Healthcare Aides, Home Support Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, New Graduate Nurses, and Students in nursing and allied health programs.

Sheena Howard
Sheena Howard
Founder of Acceptance Nurse Psychotherapy
3-3:45 PM ET

When Sheena was told by her boss “You can’t have your own nurse psychotherapy practice”, she quit and showed everyone she could. Sheena Howard is a leader in nurse psychotherapy and nursepreneurship and is the founder of Acceptance Nurse Psychotherapy, Canada’s only clinic staffed exclusively by Nurse Psychotherapists. Sheena was educated at Queen’s University and Royal Roads University, where she developed the Love-Led Leadership framework.  She co-created “The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Nurse Psychotherapy Practice” course, runs the GROW Program which supports nurse psychotherapists in business expansion and is a clinical practice mentor to nurse psychotherapists. 

Janelle McSwiggin
Janelle McSwiggin
Medical Writer & Nurse Entrepreneur
3:30-4:15 PM ET

Janelle McSwiggin, MSN, RN is a medical writer for a variety of outlets, including Health, Healthgrades, Haymarket, and Medical News Today. As a nurse entrepreneur, she blends her clinical experience with market demand to create a lucrative business model. Janelle remains committed to helping nurses become writers through her comprehensive Writer’s Academy and Coaching services. Connect with her on LinkedIn to learn more.

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About The RN Resume

The RN Resume is a boutique full-service career support service for nurses, by nurses! Helping nurses land remote and nontraditional jobs. Let us help you with your resume, cover letter, career coaching, interview coaching, LinkedIn profile, and more. We provide 1:1 help, group coaching, and digital products.

About NurseRecruit

NurseRecruit offers streamlined solutions for Canada’s nursing and healthcare job markets, connecting nursing professionals and students with diverse opportunities. For employers, we facilitate early connections with potential hires through virtual job fairs, webinars, and a dedicated job board, simplifying the hiring process and uncovering new talent.

Healthcare Employers attending this event are currently hiring:
Attendee Event FAQ:

The Beyond Bedside Nursing Virtual Event is open to all nurses who are located in Canada and the United States. Most job opportunities we have curated for this event are located in Canada, but we hope to bring you some US opportunities as well. 

On the event day we will have live webinars & information sessions that nurses from outside of Canada and the United States are also welcome to attend. 

If you are an internationally educated nurse (IEN) interested in opportunities in Canada, we suggest you reach out to Adapt Immigration Inc. and CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses – both of which will have a booth present at the virtual event.

Yes, definitely! This virtual job fair is open to nurses with or without experience in nontraditional roles. In fact, most nurses attending likely only have bedside experience. You will learn about how to seek nontraditional roles and strategies to increase your chances of landing these jobs. 

Jobs beyond the bedside are so diverse we can’t possibly list them all! But we are focusing on jobs that are NOT shift work, and do not involve having to work nights, weekends, or holidays. Many of them are outside of the hospital setting. 

This is an informal opportunity to speak with recruiters from organizations who hire nurses for nontraditional roles. We encourage you to ask about job opportunities, but there will not be formal interviews at the event. 

Yes, in addition to having employers who are recruiting for non-traditional nursing roles, we are hosting various free and paid workshops and will have various educational institutions present to showcase further education opportunities to advance your career within nursing. 

You can register as an attendee for FREE by visiting the top of this event page and clicking on the “Register now” button under the attendees box. You will be redirected to a registration form on another page. Registration for the event can be completed up until the start time of the virtual job fair. Registration will open for participants closer to the event date. 

You can update your resume, prepare your elevator pitch, research the participating employers or brands, and dress professionally. Visit our Resources Page to check to use resources we have prepared for attendees and new grads, such as our pre-event and post-event checklists.

Yes, we encourage you to upload your resume in PDF format when you register for the virtual job fair. Your resume will be shared with employers and only made visible by them, no other job seekers or attendees will see it. 

If you’re experiencing technical issues during our virtual career fair on the vFairs platform, here are some troubleshooting steps:

  1. Check your internet connection and ensure it’s stable. 
  2. Refresh the page to resolve minor glitches or loading problems. 
  3. Clear your browser cache, history, and cookies. 
  4. Use a supported browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. 
  5. Temporarily disable browser extensions or add-ons. 
  6. Try accessing the virtual career fair from a different device. 
  7. Check your audio and video settings, ensuring they are properly connected and enabled. 
  8. Click the online chat support button in the event platform. 
  9. Visit the vFairs Help Desk in the main event lobby to connect with support. 

For additional support, you can also complete our contact form and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Yes, you will be able to network with employers and recruiters at the virtual job fair. We also encourage you to exchange contact information to connect with employers post-event. LinkedIn may be a great tool for that – you can purchase the LinkedIn How-To Guide from The RN Resume. The platform will remain open following the event so feel free to reach out post-event as well.

You will need a stable internet connection, a computer with a webcam and microphone (if you would like to video chat, alternatively our platform primarily uses a chat option), and a web browser, we recommend Google Chrome.

Congratulations and thank you for attending our Beyond Bedside Virtual Job Fair! We encourage you to check in with employers, visit our Job Board, and explore more upcoming events in our Upcoming Events tab. You can also explore services offered by The RN Resume to update your resume, LinkedIn profile, and book individual coaching sessions with Sara. 


You can register to be an exhibitor by visiting our Services & Pricing webpage and clicking on the Inquire Now button to complete our Employer Inquiry Form. Employer registration for this event must be completed by May 1st, 2024.

Of course! We welcome post secondary institutions to attend this event to promote job offerings in clinical skills labs, marker/grader positions, and lecturers or clinical preceptor positions. In addition to this, we welcome colleges and universities to promote their courses and programs offered for nurses wishing to continue their education or add to their resume. 

Yes, we offer discounted pricing for exhibitors wishing to purchase a virtual booth at multiple of our virtual job fairs. Please complete our Employer Inquiry Form or contact your representative to further discuss our discounted multi-event pricing and a member of our team will be in contact with you.

Exhibiting at a virtual job fair allows you to connect with a large pool of potential candidates and showcase your organization or brand to a targeted audience. You can chat with attendees, answer their questions, and collect resumes or other contact materials digitally. Virtual job fairs can also be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, eliminating the need for travel, lodging, and other associated expenses.

Once you register for the event, you will receive detailed instructions on how to set up your virtual booth. This typically involves uploading your branding materials, job listings, and other relevant information and arranging them within a virtual booth space that attendees can interact with during the event. Our team is also available to assist you with any questions or technical support needed during the process.

We offer additional packages, such as: social media posts, email marketing, featured job listings and advertisements on our individualized event pages. You can find all of our additional packages on our Services & Pricing webpage.

After purchasing a virtual exhibitor booth from our sales team, you will be sent an email with instructions on how to set up your virtual booth. The email will include a brief video on how to set up your booth as well as the link to your virtual booth on the platform. If you do not receive this link from vFairs, please contact us. To set-up your virtual booth and attend the event you will need the following:

  • A stable internet connection. 
  • A computer with a webcam and microphone, and a web browser, we recommend Google Chrome.

Yes we do! You can view a full list on our Services & Pricing webpage to view all of our products and services, including individualized recruitment events, job postings on our job board, and other services to increase your exposure to nursing students/new grads/and experienced nurses.