Sadaf Saleem Murad, MN, RN, GNC

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Sadaf Saleem Murad, MN, RN, GNC

(CAN) Canada:  Nurse

Nominee Highlights:

Sadaf Saleem is a registered nurse, educator, clinician and researcher, who believes in quality outcomes and learner-centered approaches. She specialized in the field of gerontology (aging) and nursing education and has worked in these areas for over 10 years. Sadaf uses critical social theory, relational inquiry, and a humanistic approach to engage digital age learners. As a nurse, she is striving to bring change with research and education globally. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she created online resources for older adults fighting depression and social isolation, in addition to developing a hybrid version of her clinical teaching materials within 48 hours. 

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Sadaf Saleem Murad works as a registered nurse across a number of health sectors. She started her journey at the Aga Khan University in Pakistan, before moving to Canada to pursue a master’s in nursing. Sadaf has worked as an aide in dementia units and acute care hospitals in Alberta and currently serves as a faculty lecturer at the University of Alberta undergraduate nursing department. Sadaf teaches students to become leaders who can advocate for patients’ well-being. 

“As nurses, we are on the frontlines of the pandemic. We save patients every day and prevent the spread of the pandemic to our fellow patients and colleagues. We do it to keep the health system running to serve our patients, country, communities, and colleagues. Without us, there can be no pandemic response. ” – Sadaf Saleem Murad

She is passionate about geriatric care and nursing education and has published papers on enhancing the quality of life for older adults with cognitive and physical deformities, as well as the use of art and brain-based strategies to improve nursing education.