PhD (Nursing), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta (2014)
MEd (Adult and Higher Education), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta (2003)
BScN, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta (1996)
I have been an academic educator for over 18 years, in various roles and capacities from teaching to administration. I have always been passionate about excellence in nursing education; my research being is rooted in the capacities and contexts of nurse educators and how the intricacies of learning interactions can be understood and maximized for student learning. I am also interested in understanding the important role of health contexts on nurse and patient outcomes. This additional research interest angle has added an integral contextual layer to my education work, forming a full circle approach to the continued development and impact of the nurse through student to expert clinical practitioner and educator. My research and teaching practice illuminate how nurses and nurse educators have the capacity to impact and change the way health, and health education, influence patient outcomes.
2013 Alberta Registered Nurses Educational Trust (ARNET) October 2013(ARNET) Doctoral Degree Level Funding
2011 Janetta MacPhail Award, University of Alberta
2011 Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (WRCASN) Graduate Student Research Award
2010 Alberta Registered Nurses Educational Trust (ARNET) Doctoral Scholarship
2009 Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship, University of Alberta
My previous clinical background includes community care home care nursing where I worked as a home care nurse and triage nurse. I have also worked in pediatric intensive care both in Canada and in the United States as a staff nurse and applied information technology trainer. I have held a variety of administrative roles in nursing education including Clinical Coordinator, Program Chair, and most recent as Acting Associate Dean, at MacEwan University.