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.