Scholars working within this hub will advance Nursing Education focusing on topics related to teaching and learning the discipline of nursing. This may include topics such as curricular development and review, developing new pedagogical approaches, implementing innovative clinical sites, or evaluating learning outcomes (curriculum evaluation).

RESEARCH PROJECTS

EDUCATING FOR HUMAN FLOURISHING IN NURSING (BSN) EDUCATION.

Principal Investigator:  Darlaine Jantzen

Co-applicants: Maria Fyfe (Camosun College), Michael Morelli (ACTS Seminary), Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, Derek Sellman (University of Alberta)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA LITERACY: FACILITATING USE AND CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH INFORMATION (completed)       

Principal Investigator: Maggie Theron (TWU Adjunct)

Co-Investigator:  Barb Astle (TWU), Duncan Dixon (Librarian TWU) Anne Redmond (TWU).

 

BACCALAUREATE NURSING STUDENTS’ USE AND APPRAISAL ABILITIES OF ONLINE HEALTH INFORMATION (completed)                 

Principal Investigator: Maggie Theron (TWU)

Co-Investigator:  Anne Redmond (TWU), Elizabeth M. Borycki (U Vic).

 

RESEARCH LITERACY      

Co-authors:  Sonya L. Jakubec (Mount Royal University) & Barbara J. Astle (Trinity Western University).

Textbook: “Research Literacy for Health and Community Practice”, Canadian Scholars.

 

TRANSITIONING FROM STUDENT TO RN – NURSES HELPING NURSES (completed)     

Principal Investigator: Landa Terblanche, PhD, RN (TWU)

 

THE ROLE OF SPIRITUALITY IN COPING WITH THE DEMANDS OF THE HOSPITAL CULTURE AMONGST NURSING STUDENTS [completed]

Principal Investigators: Frans Cilliers. D.Phil. Department of Industrial & Organisational Psychology, UNISA, South Africa; Landa Terblanche. PhD. RN School of Nursing, Trinity Western University, Canada.

 

PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE: EXPLORING GLOBAL HEALTH COMPETENCIES FOR UNDERGRADUATE NURSING STUDENTS [completed]         

Principal Investigator: Barbara Astle (TWU)

Co-Investigators:  Sheryl Reimer Kirkham (TWU); Anne Redmond (TWU)

 

NURSING STUDENTS PARTNERING: A ZAMBIAN-CANADIAN CASE STUDY [completed]

Principal Investigators: Barb Astle (TWU, Canada) & Sheryl Reimer Kirkham (TWU, Canada)

Co-Investigators: Darlane Pankratz (Canada):  Collaborator: Ms. Clare Kasapo Ntinde (Zambia)

 

KEEPING THE VISION: SUSTAINING SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS WITH NURSING STUDENTS FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES (completed)

Co Principal Investigators: S. Reimer Kirkham; L. Van Hofwegen; Co-Investigator: D. Pankratz

 

A MULTI-PHASE RESEARCH PROGRAM INVESTIGATING VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE USE OF INNOVATIVE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS IN BACCALAUREATE NURSING EDUCATION (completed)

Principal Investigator: Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham

Co-Investigators:  Rick Sawatzky, Catherine Hoe Harwood, Landa Terblanche, Lynn Van Hofwegen

The Innovative Clinical Placements (ICP) Research team at TWU School of Nursing examined multiple dimensions regarding Nursing Student learning and Nurse Educator perspectives regarding the use of Innovative Clinical Placements in Nursing Education.

PHASE 1: INNOVATIVE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS: A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY

PHASE II: USE OF INNOVATIVE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS IN UNDERGRADUATE NURSING EDUCATION: A NATIONAL SURVEY 

PHASE III: COMMUNITY AGENCY HOST PERSPECTIVES WHEN PROVIDING ICP COMMUNITY CLINICAL PLACEMENTS FOR NURSING STUDENT EDUCATION.