Landa Terblanche, PhD, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing; Assistant Dean; Clinical Supervision
The nurse-client relationship is crucial to ensure effective and positive health outcomes. Therefore, I believe the education of our students must address all aspects of their personhood.

Landa Terblanche is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Trinity Western University School of Nursing. She has a PhD from the Potchefstroom University, South Africa. Landa has been a nurse from 1978, and has spent most of her career as a nurse educator and nurse administrator in various organizations and countries. Along with her passion for mental health and maternal-child nursing, she is deeply interested and involved in nursing education. Her research focus is on clinical aspects of nursing education as well as the transition from student nurse into the role to qualified professional nurse.

  • PhD in Nursing (Potchefstroom University, South Africa)
  • Masters of Science in Nursing, (Potchefstroom University, South Africa)
  • Diploma in Advanced Nursing - Nursing education, administration, community health (University of South Africa)


Psychiatric-mental health, Maternal-child, Nursing education, Nursing leadership

  • Partnering with Aboriginal communities:  Type II diabetes prevention in children and youth. ($43,711). Principal Investigator: Meyerhoff, H.; Co-Investigators: Van Hofwegen, L., Reimer Kirkham, S., Terblanche, L., Luke, B.  TWU Diabetes Research Fund (2005 – 2008).
  • The use of innovative clinical placements in nursing education:  A national survey.  ($2500). Principal Investigator:  Reimer Kirkham, S.; Co-Investigators:  Hoe Harwood, C.; Co-investigators: Van Hofwegen, L., Terblanche, L.; Collaborator:  Sawatzky, R. Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (WRCASN) Nursing Education Research Grant. (2005 – 2007).

Awards & Honors

  • Davis Distinguished Teaching Award  (Trinity Western University)

Recent Publications

  • Terblanche, L. & Cilliers, E. (2021). The systems psychodynamic role identity of nursing students during their preceptorship. Nurse Education Today, 100(2021)104834.
  • Terblanche, L. & Reimer-Kirkham, S. (2020). Nursing leadership implications for clinical placements in corrections. Nursing Leadership, 33(1).
  • Stephen, T., Orr, A., Terblanche, L., & Sawatzky, R. (2019). Integrating quality of life assessments in student clinical learning experience/Intégration d’une évaluation de la qualité de vie dans les situations d’apprentissage clinique des étudiantes. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education-Avancées en formation infirmière5(1), 4.
  • Reimer-Kirkham, S., Terblanche, L., Sawatzky, R., & Hoe Eriksen, C. (2016). Host agency perspectives on facilitating community-based clinical experiences for nursing students. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education-Avancées en formation infirmière2(1), 3.
  • 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 (on line).
  • 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, 26(3).  
  • Reimer-Kirkham, S., Grypma, S., & Terblanche, L. (2013). Religion and ethics in pluralistic healthcare contexts. (invited)  JCN Online Extra E1-E6.
  • Sawatzky, R. & Terblanche, L. (2012).  The measurements of religious concepts in nursing. In M. Fowler, S. Reimer-Kirkham, R. Sawatzky & E.Johnston Taylor (eds.), Religion, religious ethics, and nursing. New York: Springer.
  • Cilliers, F. & Terblanche, L. (2010). The Systems Psychodynamic leadership coaching experiences of nursing managers. Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, 15(1).
  • Hoe Harwood, C., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Sawatzky, R., Terblanche, L., & Van Hofwegen, L. (2009).  Innovation in community clinical placements: A Canadian survey.  International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. 6(1), Article 28.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • BCCNM – Registered Nurse
  • WNRCASN –Member at Large


  • NURS 111 Health and Lifestyles                                  
  • NURS 351/312,313 Nursing Care and Mental Health 
  • NURS 360 Person Centered Palliative Approach                                                                                     
  • NURS 482/433 Consolidation in Nursing Practice
  • NURS 612 Clinical teaching and Learning (MSN)