Associate Professor of Nursing
Neufeld Science Centre, Langley/BC
+1 (604) 888-7511 ext. 3268
+1 (604) 513-2012

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My research interests lie in the areas of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, nursing education, curricular development and evaluation. My clinical background is in Psychiatric-Mental health Nursing, Midwifery and Nursing Administration.

Research & Scholarship

The Use of Innovative Clinical Placements in Nursing Education: A National Survey.
(PI: Dr. Sheryl Reimer Kirkham)
Building on an earlier descriptive study (see below) the purpose of this study is to survey Canadian nurse educators regarding the use of innovative clinical placements. Specifically, the objectives of the study are to: a) describe the use of innovative clinical settings in Canada (prevalence, type); b) elicit the perspectives of nurse educators regarding the nature of student learning in these sites; c) describe variables related to administrative matters regarding the use of ICPs; d) describe strengths and weaknesses of clinical placements in these sites; e) identify ethical, legal, and academic issues associated with the utilization of these settings; and f) compare findings from Phase II to Phase I.

Funding: Western Region Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing (WRCAUSN) Nursing Education Research Grant.

 Stress and Wellbeing in the Classroom and Beyond (ACSI BC Fall Teacher Convention)


  • R.N., Ph.D. Potchefstroom University, South Africa.

Recent Publications

  • Cilliers, F. & Terblanche, L. The Systems Psychodynamic leadership coaching experiences of nursing managers. (2010). Health SA Gesondheid- Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. Vol 15, No 1.


Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Maternal-Child Nursing, and Nursing Education