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

Department(s) or Program(s)

Biography

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)

Education

  • 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.

Book Chapters

*Sawatzky Rick & Terblanche Landa. The Measurements of Religious Concepts in Nursing. Chapter 18 in Fowler, Marsha D., Reimer-Kirkham, Sheryl, Sawatzky, Richard & Johnston Taylor, Elizabeth. 2012 Religion, Religious Ethics, and Nursing. Springer Publ. Comp, New York. 

Articles

Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, Landa Terblanche, Richard Sawatzky, Catherine Hoe Eriksen (2016)
Host Agency Perspectives on Facilitating Community-Based Clinical Experiences for Nursing Students. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education. Vol 2, No 1.
Gravelle, J Terblanche, L. & Theron, M. (2015). “Perceptions of registered nurses regarding their undergraduate preparation to meet national competencies for mental healthcare”. Canadian Journal Psychiatric Nursing Research Issue 12 (online).

Cilliers, F. & Terblanche, L. (2014). The role of spirituality in coping with the demands of the hospital culture amongst nursing students. International Review of Psychiatry. Vol 26, No 3. Special Issue for 2014 Spirituality, culture and health in management. 

*Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, Sonya Grypma & Landa Terblanche (2013). Religion and Ethics in Pluralistic Healthcare Contexts. Journal of Christian Nursing Online Extra E1-E.

*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.

*Catherine Hoe Harwood, Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, Richard Sawatzky, Landa Terblanche, and Lynn Van Hofwegen (2009). Innovation in Community Clinical Placements: A Canadian Survey. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. September.

*Cilliers, F. & Terblanche, L. (2000). Facilitation Skills for Nurses. Curationis, 23(4), 90-97.

Expertise

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