Keisha Jefferies is a Toronto-based African Nova Scotian woman, born and raised in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. She is a registered nurse and PhD candidate in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University. Her research examines the leadership experiences of African Nova Scotian nurses and the implications for nursing practice and education. Her scholarly and advocacy work focus on addressing anti-Black racism in nursing, equitable admissions in post-secondary institutions and social justice at large. 

Keisha has clinical and policy experience in the areas of neonatal intensive care and breastfeeding. She is a Junior Fellow with the MacEachen Institute of Public Policy and Governance at Dalhousie. Lastly, her research is funded and supported by Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier-CGS), Killam Trust, Research Nova Scotia, Johnson Scholarship Foundation, BRIC NS and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and School of Nursing at Dalhousie. 

PERFECT NEWS 🎉🎉 Future is bright 🤩🤩
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Today we're celebrating the appointment of @DalRecreation's @barb_hinch as @DalNews Assistant Vice-Provost Equity and Inclusion. We are lucky to have Barb's leadership in @Dal_HAHP

Just got @UA_magazine in the mail & found Keisha ( @BlackFemRN) sharing valuable insight on addressing #antiBlackracism in #nursing! Always learning & hope to see helping professions like #dietitians address this lasting gap too! BlackFemRN photo

Upcoming Panel (Feb 25): Black (in)Visibility: Black Nurses in Canada who Paved the Way

If your org put out an anti-Black racism statement or a #BlackLivesMatter statement this summer: we saw you! it's time to commit more deeply. Sign the historic declaration to divest from policing and prisons and build safer communities for all. link:
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As someone who struggled financially - to the point of ALMOST DROPPING OUT - I am forever grateful to the donors, funders and individuals who supported (and continue to support!) me in my quest to stretch and grow nursing. @DalGradStudies @DalNursing @CIHR_IRSC @BRIC_NS

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