With more than 25 years of leadership experience, Rick is recognized as a skilled and committed leader and manager with exceptional communication skills; and, with the ability to mentor others and to guide organizational change towards maximum performance.
Mr. Nurse has been involved in a variety of health system studies and projects focusing on system effectiveness, sustainability and service standards and quality in Canada, Ireland, Russia and The Caribbean. Mr. Nurse is an adjunct professor at Dalhousie University’s School of Health Services Administration where he has lectured on such topics as Strategic Planning, Change Management, Public Governance and Accountability.
As a former surveyor with the Canadian Council for Health Facilities Accreditation, the effective coordination and maintenance of key partners within regional health systems has remained a special area of interest and experience. Rick also served as a member of the board of the Canadian Center for Ethics in Public Affairs (2005-2006).
Mr. Nurse was the recipient of the Johnson and Johnson award as the U of T, M.H.Sc. graduate “most likely to make a significant contribution to health care and health services” and, in 2000, he received the Community Contact Award (for his mentorship activity) from the Health Administration class at Dalhousie University. He is also a “Life Member” of the IWK Health Center Corporation.