During my nursing practice I had the opportunity to provide nursing care to patients and their families in the following areas: post- surgical, paediatrics, post-partum, and the neonatal intensive care. I began teaching at the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in 2005 as a Clinical Assistant in the practice and classroom settings. To date, I have taught both theoretical and clinical practice courses in all four years of the nursing program. I am an innovator, early adopter and supporter of new pedagogy in both the classroom and clinical practice teaching environments.
Currently, I also hold the Clinical Teacher Mentor position for the BSN program. The Clinical Teacher Mentor role was created to provide support and mentorship for Clinical Assistants for UBC Okanagan Campus’ BSN program, with an emphasis on clinical teaching pedagogy. In addition to providing support and mentorship in this role, I am also a resource person for clinical teachers and Team Leaders in the areas of clinical practice teaching and student practice issues.
Master of Science in Nursing, UBC Okanagan – 2012
Diploma in Nursing, Cegep John Abbott College, QC – 1997
Bachelor of Science (Biology), Dalhousie University – 1994
Teaching Interests and Responsibilities:
- Active Teaching & Learning approaches
- Interprofessional Education
- Maternal-Newborn Family Nursing
- Health and Healing V: Complex Health Challenges/Healing Initiatives (Maternal-Newborn Health)
- Engaging in Leadership (Nursing Practice)
- Transitioning to B.S.N. Graduate (Nursing Practice)
Courses Previously Taught at UBC Okanagan:
- Professional Practice II: Introduction to the Discipline of Nursing
- Health and Healing IV: Health Challenges/Healing Initiatives
- Promoting Health and Healing (Nursing Practice IV)
- Teach (classroom and acute care practice) in the areas of Maternal and Neonatal care to 3rd year students
- Teach surgical content (classroom and acute care practice) to 2nd year students
- Developmental-centred care promotion in the neonatal population in the acute care setting
- Promotion of family-centred care in the maternal and neonatal population in the acute care setting
- Interested in the role ‘self-care’ would have in the overall job satisfaction of RNs and the potential effect of decreasing stress and discontentment in acute care practice environments
My research interests and the research projects that I have been involved in relate to teaching and learning and contribute to the development and application of knowledge related to curriculum renewal; specifically, interprofessional education and collaborative practice and simulation.
- Educating Nurses for Interprofessional Practice (ENIPP) Project. University of British Columbia – Okanagan, Teaching & Learning Grant. ($9000). Murdoch, N. L. (PI), Co-Is: Epp, S. & Vinek, J.
- The goal of the ENIPP Project is to integrate interprofessional education in all four years of the UBC Okanagan Campus BSN program to provide opportunities for students to achieve interprofessional collaborative competencies.
- Outcome: The ENIPP Project has been integrated into the UBC Okanagan Campus BSN Program and the Okanagan College (2+2 BSN Program) curricula.
- Simulation education approaches to enhance collaborative healthcare: A best practices review. Murdoch, N. L. (PI)
- The goal of this project, the final project of my MSN degree, was to identify best practice recommendations to enhance collaborative healthcare using Interprofessional simulation education innovations for learners in pre-licensure nursing programs.
- Outcome: Development and publication of the following systematic review.
- Murdoch, N.L., Bottorff, J.L., & McCullough, D. (2014). Simulation education approaches to enhance collaborative healthcare: A best practices review. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 10(1), 301-327, DOI: 10.1515/ijnes-2013-002.
- Cultivating Curiosity and Learning through Collaborative Learning Units. Interior Health Scholarly Practice Challenge Grant. ($5000). Y. Short (PI), Co-Is: Murdoch, N. L., Rotenberger. M.
- The goal of this pilot project was to develop and implement a collaborative learning unit (CLU) on the Women’s and Children’s Health Services Unit at Interior Health’s Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
- Outcome: The CLU was successfully implemented in 2013 and remains in place.
- Enhancing Evidence Informed Practice (EVIP) Among Point-of-Care Nurses in Interior Health (EVIP Innovations (EVIP-In) Pilot Project. Women’s & Children’s Health Services Unit – Vernon Jubilee Hospital Learning Pod. Interior Health Scholarly Practice Challenge Grant. ($5000). D. Betman (PI), Co-Is: Murdoch, N. L., Hanson, D., Wilshire, C.
- The EVIP-In Pilot Project was developed as a strategic response to stakeholder consultation by the Interior Health Nursing Research Facilitator (NRF). The goal of the project was to meet the education needs identified by RNs practicing on the Women’s and Children’s Health Services Unit at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. The project team consisted of an interprofessional team of three staff RNs, Patient Care Coordinator, Manager, Social Worker, Nurse Educator and Pediatricians.
- Outcome: Development and dissemination of three pediatric staff education modules.
- Murdoch, N.L., Bottorff, J.L., & McCullough, D. (2014). Simulation education approaches to enhance collaborative healthcare: A best practices review.
International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 10(1), p. 301-327. DOI: 10.1515/ijnes-2013-002