Vivian Papaiz

Vivian Papaiz RN, MN, CHPCN(C), CVAA(C), CCHN(C)

Vivian is the Program Manager for the Collaborative BScN Program and the RPN to BScN Bridging program with Nipissing University and Canadore College.  Her interests lie in supporting a strong nursing education for students with a particular focus of fostering palliative education in the undergraduate program. Prior to this Vivian has also been a faculty member and Coordinator of the International Nursing program at Georgian College. Vivian’s experience also includes positions with VON Canada as their national palliative care lead, as practice educator for Ontario and Western regions, and manager of nursing and home support programs. Her focus remains to support nurses in the pursuit of exceptional practice, preparing them to be reflective, creative, and critical thinkers. Vivian is a member of the Palliative Care Consultants Network of Ontario, and the Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) board of directors.  Vivian has her Masters degree in Nursing with a focus on Teaching, Education and Leadership and holds three national certifications including palliative care, venous access, and community nursing.