Valerie Cooper, Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario and her Master of Nursing and Nurse Practitioner - Adult certification at the University of Toronto.
Valerie has worked as a registered nurse in intensive care nursing, both in Texas and Ontario, and as a nurse practitioner on the Cardiac Surgery service and ran the Acute Pain Management Service at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, as well as worked in the emergency department at Lennox and Addington County General Hospital in Napanee.
In her current role as a Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner with the South East LHIN she has been able to attain her Hospice Palliative Care Nursing certification through the Canadian Nurses Association. She also lectures in the undergraduate program at Queen’s School of Nursing and has developed and taught an elective undergraduate course on hospice palliative care nursing. She is also contributing to a continuing education course for nurse practitioners on palliative care through the University of Toronto. Valerie is a member of many Communities of Practice related to both Palliative and End-of-Life Care and Medical Assistance in Dying.