Sheila Epp

Assistant Professor of Teaching

School of Nursing
Other Titles: Associate Director School of Nursing
Office: Art 339
Phone: 250-807-9975

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

Curriculum Development; Pedagogy; New Graduate Transition

Courses & Teaching

She has taught in multiple areas across the undergraduate program. Most recently her teaching has included:
NRSG 422 Leadership
NRSG 431 Capstone Acute Care Preceptorship
NRSG 434 Practice Electives
NRSG 439 Global Health Practicum


Sheila’s educational leadership is in the area of administrative leadership for the undergraduate program. She has extensive expertise in policy development, curriculum development, and pedagogy. She is actively engaged in service to the School of Nursing, the Faculty of Health and Social Development, and UBC.


Master Nursing, University of Dundee, 2008
BSN, Okanagan University College, 2000
Diploma in Nursing, Okanagan College, 1982

Research Interests & Projects

Operation Dissemination (publishing related to revised curriculum)
Sept 2019 – present
Role: Lead

Program Evaluation Plan of the Revised BSN Curriculum
Sept 2014 – 2021
Role: Principal Investigator

BSN Curriculum Implementation
2014 – 2020
Role: Lead

BSN Curriculum Revisions
Sept 2013 – Dec 2014
Role: Lead

Curriculum Review for School of Nursing
Jan 2013 – Sept 2013
Role: Co-Lead

Selected Publications & Presentations

Epp, S., Reekie, M., Denison, J., de Bosch Kemper, N., Willson, M., & Marck, P. (submitted – in review). Radical Transformation: Embracing new pedagogies for an innovative nursing curriculum. Nurse Education in Practice.

Murdoch, N., Epp, S. & Vinek, J. (Sept 2017). Teaching and learning activities to educate nursing students for interprofessional collaboration: A scoping review, Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31:6, 744-753, DOI: 10.1080/13561820.2017.1356807

Rush, K., Hickey, S., & Epp, S.(June 2017). Nurses’ Attitudes Towards Older People Care: An Integrative Review. Journal of Clinical Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13939

Epp, S.M.& McAulay, J.E. (2008).  Teaching child growth and development: the Christmas Shoebox. Nurse Educator,33 (6), pp. 277-280.

Epp, S.M.(2008). The value of reflective journaling in undergraduate nursing education: A literature review. International Journal of Nursing Studies,45(9), pp. 1379-1388. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.01.006

Selected Grants & Awards

Excellence in Nursing Education Award 2019

Nurses and Nursing Professionals of BC (NPPBC) Dec 16, 2019


Teaching Honor Roll UBC Okanagan 2008-09

UBC Okanagan May 2010


Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

Interior Health Ethics Review Committee

Current Role: Representative for SoN

UBCO Office of the Ombudsperson for Students Advisory Committee

Current Role: UBCO Faculty Representative -formally appointed by DVC

Adjudicator for Aspire Learning & Teaching (ALT-2040) Grant

2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 

Role: Committee Member


UBC President’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee

UBC’s Next Century

Role: UBCO Faculty Representative


FHSD Students Success Committee

Current Role: Chair

School of Nursing Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
2008 – ongoing

Current Role: Chair



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