Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office
Neufeld Science Centre, Langley/BC

Department(s) or Program(s)

Biography

Maggie is an instructor in the BSN Nursing Program at the University of the Fraser Valley and holds a casual RN/RPN position at Abbotsford Regional Hospital(ARH) on the General Psychiatric Inpatient Unit, Psychiatric Clinical Decision Unit, and Maternity. She worked previously on the Inpatient Adolescent Unit at ARH. Maggie has extensive experience in undergraduate and post graduate nursing education and worked in various mental health units in both Canada and South Africa. The focus of her Masters & Doctorate degree was on the facilitation of wholeness for therapists who experience secondary trauma. Maggie is currently an Assistant Professor in Nursing at TWU, and involved in both the undergraduate and post graduate programs at TWU. Maggie has presented her research during conferences both in Canada and South Africa

Research & Scholarship

Research on the Impact of Hearing Voices Workshop on Clinical Practice of Health Care Professionals REB approval in 2012                                                                                            

Mentor as part of a Point of Care Research Challenge Team in Fraser Health Approval of 5000 CAD grant titled: Reduction of Perineal Pain after Vaginal Birth with Black Tea Treatment: Pilot Randomized Control Study .

Education

DCur: Doctoral Degree in Psychiatric Nursing Science at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa on 13 March 2009

MCur: Masters Degree in Psychiatric Nursing Science at RAU (Rand Afrikaans University), South Africa (Now called University of Johannesburg) in 2002 – Cum Laude

BCur: Nursing Science Degree General nursing / community nursing / psychiatric nursing and a midwife at the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 1996 

Life Skills for Adolescence through Quest International, Granville, Ohio on 17 January 1998

Assessment course at MEDUNS(Medical University of Southern Africa)in 2005

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)  through Peak performance strategies by Armand Kruger on 28 February 2007

Awards & Honors

Cum Laude MCur Degree

Recent Publications

Prinsloo, M (2003)MCUR Mini-dissertation: The experiences of therapists who listen to stories of violence in a specific psychiatric clinic. Can be found at the UJ library

Theron, M (2008) DCur Thesis: A model for facilitation of wholeness in therapists who experience secondary traumatization in a specific psychiatric clinic in 2009. Can be found at the UJ library

Expertise

Mental Health