Award of Excellence in Nursing Education

Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Astle, TWU Associate Professor of Nursing, who was a recipient of the ARNBC 2017 Award of Excellence in Nursing Education.  Barbara teaches across both BSN and MSN programs.

Recognized as a leader in global health education, Barbara also focuses on global health and human rights and research literacy for undergraduate and graduate students. She has been the lead editor for the best-selling "Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing" textbook for the past several years, which was the first fundamentals textbook in Canada to include a specific chapter on global health.

She is completing a research project on global health competencies for undergraduate nursing students, and has developed a "Global Health" course that is now a required course for all BSN students at TWU. Barbara is also a member of the Consortium of Universities on Global Health (CUGH) Competency Subcommittee, with whom she developed a "Global Health Competencies Tool Kit" with learning objectives and curricular content to support competencies for interprofessional trainees and students launched in March 2017.

In addition to her own research in global health education, Barbara has mentored students who are interested in global health both during their studies and afterward. Her research is progressive and she consistently aims to advance nursing as well as the good of humanity. Barbara truly demonstrates excellence in all aspects of education, from teaching excellence, to curriculum development, to education research and educational reach.

 For further details please visit the ARNBC site here.

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