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Celebrating Leadership: Bukola Salami Appointed Vice President of CNA

Celebrating Leadership: Bukola Salami Elected Vice President of CNA

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The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) has recently elected Bukola Salami as its new Vice President, marking a significant milestone for both the association and the nursing community at large. Salami, a distinguished figure in nursing, brings a wealth of experience and a profound commitment to advancing healthcare practices in Canada.

Salami’s appointment resulted from a democratic process where CNA members participated in advance voting. This inclusive approach underscores the association’s dedication to engaging its members in key decision-making processes. The announcement was made during the CNA’s latest meeting, where her leadership and vision were highly praised.

Bukola Salami’s career is marked by her relentless pursuit of excellence in nursing. She has been a staunch advocate for healthcare improvements and has played pivotal roles in various initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of care provided to patients. Her expertise spans across clinical practice, healthcare policy, and academic research, making her a well-rounded leader capable of addressing the multifaceted challenges faced by the nursing profession today.

As Vice President, Salami is expected to lead with a focus on innovation, inclusivity, and evidence-based practice. Her leadership will be crucial in guiding the CNA’s strategic direction, ensuring that the association continues to champion the interests of nurses and the broader healthcare community.

Members of the CNA and the broader public have expressed their support and excitement over Salami’s appointment. Her vision for the future of nursing is anticipated to bring about meaningful changes that will benefit both healthcare providers and recipients.

Bukola Salami, RN, BScN, MN, PhD, FCAN, FAAN  is a Full Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Black and Racialized Peoples Health at the Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. She also serves as a Board Member and Health Working Group Co-Chair for the Black Opportunity Fund, and is the Founder of the African Child and Youth Migration Network ( and the Black Youth Mentorship and Leadership Program.

In her new role, Bukola Salami is poised to make significant contributions to the CNA, leveraging her experience and passion to drive forward the organization’s mission. Her appointment marks a new chapter for the CNA, one that promises progress and continued excellence in nursing leadership.

Congratulations to Bukola Salami on her well-deserved appointment as Vice President of the Canadian Nurses Association.

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