On Leave
Arts 163
work phone: 2508079983


Note: I will be on leave until July 31, 2018

My background includes critical care, medical nursing and, in the last four years, community health nursing. My Master’s degree specialized in Community Nursing and Curriculum Development. I have supported and facilitated a number of student health promotion projects as part of their community service learning component of NRSG324. My interest in writing across the curriculum resulted in a collaboration and presentation with UBCO’s Coordinator of Writing and Research Services. I have assumed various leadership positions in the School of Nursing since 2005.


MScN, University of Portland – 1992

BScN, University of British Columbia – 1983

Critical Care Level I Designation – Vancouver Community College – 1985 



My primary areas of teaching include courses on medical nursing (Year 2 level), community health nursing (Year 3 level) and a  transition course for LPN access students entering our program. I continue to expand my knowledge of new teaching strategies to engage learners (ex: team based learning, Mediasite screen cast) and activities to enhance students’ understanding of nurses’ roles and responsibilities in various health care settings.




Recent Presentation: 2015 UBCO Centre for Teaching and Learning Annual Conference “Making an Impact: Transforming the Student Experience”. Co-presented with Amanda Brobbel (Coordinator, UBCO Writing and Research Services), Presentation Topic “Who’s afraid of the big bad research paper?” May 7, 2015

Invited Guest speaker: UBCO Masters of Nursing course (N521) Topic: “Student evaluations: How well do we do?” May 23, 2014

  • Team Leader (Year 3:  Community), BSN Program, UBCO, 2012 – present
  • Team Leader (Year 2: Acute Care), BSN Program, UBCO,  2005 – 2009, 2011
  • Undergraduate Admissions & Progressions Committee, BSN Program, UBCO, Member 2009 – 2010; Chairperson 2005 – 2006, 2010 – present
  • Comprehensive Practice Committee, BSN Program, UBCO, Member, 2011- present
  • Curriculum Committee, BSN Program, UBCO, Member, 2005 – 2009, 2012 – present
  • UBCO Community Engagement Committee, UBCO,  Member, 2013 – present
  • Centre for Teaching and Learning: Partners Committee, UBCO, 2013 – present
  • Suitability Review Committee, BSN Program, UBCO, Chairperson, 2013 & 2016
  • Faculty of Health & Science Department Review of Assigned Standing Committee, BSN Program, UBCO,  Member, 2013 – 2015
  • Faculty of Health & Science Department Curriculum Committee, BSN Program, UBCO, Member, 2013 – 2015
  • Selection Committee for the Centre for Teaching & Learning – IT Specialist position, UBCO, June 2015
  • Centre for Teaching and Learning Communities of Practice Committee: Team Based Learning, UBCO, Member, 2009 – 2014
  • Selection Committee, BSN Program, UBCO,  Member, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2014Selections Committee for the Centre for Teaching & Learning – Manager position, UBCO, June 2009



Andersen, E., Strumpel, C., Fensom, I. & Andrews, W. (2011). Implementing team based learning in large classes: Nurse Educators’ experiences. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. doi:10.2202/1548-923X.2197