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Susan Prendergast

I have had the honour of teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at the University of Alberta since 2005. I am currently a Faculty Lecturer teaching in the Nurse Practitioner program in both the Adult and Family/All Ages streams as well as Lead for Obstetrics for both the collaborative and after degree programs.

My clinical expertise and research interests are centered on birth, mothering and women’s health. I became interested in these areas after years of working as a nurse and nurse practitioner in NICU, public health and family practice and then becoming a mom myself. I feel extremely fortunate that I am able to develop courses and teach students in my areas of interest and get a great deal of satisfaction from seeing students become passionate about families! I also continue to work clinically and am the owner of KORU Family Wellness which is a family practice in West Edmonton. Here I am able to work as a NP with expecting parents, children and mothers.

I began volunteering with CARNA in 2011 as a way to contribute to the profession in a more political way. I am very passionate about my role as Chair of CARNA’s Continuing Competence Committee and the work that we do to support nurses in Alberta to provide excellent service to clients and patients.

  • 2012: Margaret Scott Wright Research Day; Presenter [Unheard: Using Photovoice to enhance nursing students understanding of perinatal mood disorders].
  • 2010: Canadian Midwifery Association, Annual Conference; Presenter [Save the pelvic floor: The role of the midwife in incontinence prevention.]

Selected Presentations