Nursing Lab Simulation Coordinator

Nursing Lab Simulation Coordinator
ART 145
phone: 2508079984


Colleen graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing in 1999 after doing an international placement in Nijmegan, Netherlands in pediatric neurosurgery. After readjusting to Canadian healthcare, she worked as a graduate nurse in High Level, Alberta at a rural hospital for the first six months, primarily as a perinatal nurse. A poster on the wall one day advertising a critical care course in Edmonton lead to a 10 year love of critical care nursing in the sub-specialties of med/surg, trauma, neuro at the Royal Alexandra hospital, and cardiac ICU (Cardiac Surgery) in London Ontario. Still interested in international opportunities, she also worked in Connecticut for public and private hospitals in ICU for a short 3 month contract. Although providing direct patient and family care will always be at the heart of what she is as a nurse, Colleen also has a passion for teaching. She has taught in the clinical and classroom settings at the University of Alberta, and clinical at Western University in London, ON, in a full and part time basis since graduation. In 2009, her husband got a tenure track job in the Okanagan (Human Kinetics), and so began her journey building the Interior Health cardiac program as the original program educator. In that role she taught the adult critical care course, telemetry and advanced cardiac critical care, was a BCLS and ACLS instructor, and was part of the team that created the IH Pritchard simulation lab at Kelowna General Hospital. After successfully supporting the roll out of the PCI program, and the Cardiac Surgery program, she then transitioned to a Cardiac Triage Nurse for the IH Regional Cardiac Catheterization Lab, and the IH Cardiac Surgery program. Returning to academia and education, Colleen has recently completed her MSN degree here at UBC-O and joined the School of Nursing in the role of Lab & Simulation Coordinator in the summer of 2015.


MSN, University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus – 2018

UVic Clinical Nurse Educator Pathway – Level 2 (5 day intensive course on adult teaching and learning in the clinical setting) – 2011
Cardiac Critical Care Course (8 week classroom and clinical practice) – 2002
Critical Care Course (8 week classroom and clinical practice) – 2000IH Educator
BScN, University of Alberta – 1999
Biology major, Concordia College University – 1995



Kelowna General Hospital – Kelowna, BC
Clinical Nurse Educator, Cardiac Services- Full Time (CCU, CSICU, Cardiac Cath Lab, Post Cardiac Surgery and Medical Cardiology Units)

Practice Support
Worked closely doing practice observation and coaching in all units for new employees, or those with specific practice support requirements.

Classroom/Lab Teaching
Basic Cardiac & Telemetry Course
Course Coordinator (Nov ’09, May ’10, Nov ’10, May ’11, Nov ‘11)
Prepared and delivered a 5 day course that is offered in house to prepare RNs currently working in medical surgical units or the ED who want to work in a cardiac specialty area or apply for the critical care course.
Annual Skills days – used the high fidelity Sim Man 3G to teach cardiovascular skills.

Adult Critical Care Course
Course Instructor (Sept ‘10, Sept ’11, Jan ‘12)
Taught the in-class and lab Cardiovascular section of an in-house Critical Care Course which follows the American Association of Critical Care Nursing: Essentials of Critical Care On-Line learning modules. Each session ran over 3 weeks full time.

Orientation to Units
Booked classroom, simulation lab space, created formal teaching guidelines, orientation packages, performed teaching.

ACLS Heart and Stroke Instructor (2010-Jan 2015)
BCLS Heart and Stroke Instructor (2012-Jan 2015)

January 2012-April 2014 Mount Royal University – Calgary, AB
Clinical Instructor, Critical Care Course (part time)

August 2007-August 2008 University of Alberta: Faculty of Nursing – Edmonton, AB
Sessional Classroom and Clinical Tutor – Full Time
June-August 2008
NURS 495: “Comprehensive and consolidated approach to professional practice of nursing”

May 2008
NURS 494: “Synthesis and focus of nursing knowledge and application of nursing research in a specified area of practice”

February-April 2008
NURS 495: “Comprehensive and consolidated approach to the professional practice of nursing”

January 2008
NURS 494: “Synthesis and focus of nursing knowledge and application of nursing research in a specified area of practice”

September-December 2007
NURS 491: Management and care of clients in ambiguous, complex, situations occurring over a variety of settings”.

September –December 2006 University of Western Ontario: London, ON
Sessional Clinical Instructor: FTE .5
NURS 421: 4th Year clinical surgical rotation

September 2001-April 2002 University of Alberta: Edmonton, AB
Sessional Clinical Instructor – Full Time
NURS 391: “Practice focuses on restoration, rehabilitation, and support (including health promotion and disease prevention) of clients experiencing more acute variances in health across the life-span”.


Heart Failure

Interpretive Description

Care Transitions


Accepted Abstracts/Posters:

2016 – BC Lab Educators Conference, Vancouver BC

  • 72 Sims in Two Days: Over “Sim”ulation or Quality Education?

C duManoir, L. Dawe

2014 – Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Vancouver BC

  • Yours, Mine and Ours: Using a Multidisciplinary Approach to Create ECMO Resources and Practice Standards.(45 minute workshop)
    • duManoir
    • Spada, Perfusionist
  • Intra-Provincial Collaboration for VAD Patient Care Transitions (Poster Presentation)
    • C. duManoir
    • Kaan, CNS, St Paul’s Hospital
    • Chiu, VAD patient educator, St Paul’s Hospital
    • Kealy, VAD patient educator, St Paul’s Hospital

2013 – Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Montreal BC

  • One Stop Information Shop: Unit-Based Sharepoint Sites for Nursing Staff (15 minute Oral Presentation)
    • duManoir
    • Roberts

2011 – Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Vancouver BC

  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Counterpulsation: Sharing the Experience of Using New Fiber-Optic Technology (15 minute Oral Presentation)
    • duManoir
    • Roberts
  • Strategies to get your Staff off of Google and onto a Regional Cardiac Website (15 minute Oral Presentation)Roberts
    • duManoir