Nursing News Psychiatric Nursing celebrates impressive graduating class
Critical Care Nursing program expansion Nursing students in the community Advancing research through collaboration and scholarship Nursing faculty supporting student success
Published by the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Nursing Division
Contents Advancing research . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Involvement in student-run clinic paves pathway to future . . .3 Positive work environment energizes faculty member . . . . . . .4 Respect and support key ingredients for SIAST Nursing faculty . . . . . . .4 Feds fund 3D research to analyze body movements . . . . . . .5 Critical Care Nursing program expands to meet growing needs . .6 Psychiatric Nursing program pinning ceremony largest ever . . .7 Psychiatric Nursing student participates in national campaign . .8 Different clinical education models focus of research . . . . . . .9 Scholarship of application . . . . .10 Recognizing excellence . . . . . . . .10 New appointments . . . . . . . . . . .11 Expert appointments . . . . . . . . . .11 Scholarship of integration . . . . . .12 Scholarship of discovery . . . . . . .15 Scholarship of service . . . . . . . . .15
Message from the dean
e are moving forward and making advancements in the scholarship of discovery and applied research. Our faculty are contributing to a growing body of nursing and healthrelated research. Through scholarship, they are contributing both theoretical and clinical knowledge to improve health care and nursing education. Our faculty and staff are currently engaged in 12 research projects and are generating new knowledge in areas such as electronic learning strategies, clinical practice education models, the use of evidence in practice, factors impacting outcomes in perioperative nursing, mentorship of faculty, and enhancing safety engagement of mining employees. A number of the research projects support the research program centered on rural community wellness. Dr. Lyle Grant, coordinator, Institute for Nursing Scholarship and his team were successful in receiving a $25,000 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Applied Research and Development (ARD) grant. This award represents SIAST Nursing Division’s first NSERC ARD grant under the College Community Innovation Grant Program. The project will transform how body movements are
Dean Netha Dyck with nursing students (l to r) Stephanie Lalonde, Sherri Baier and Cassandra Tuke at SIAST's Business & Industry Dinner in Prince Albert.
Netha Dyck, dean of Nursing
tracked and analyzed for psychomotor skill teaching and learning. Lyle is partnering with ISIS Health Informatics Resource Group Inc. for this project. Madeline Press and Roslyn Compton received a research grant from the Western Northwestern Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN) to explore students’ perception of block and non-block clinical practice education. Faculty are supported in their engagement in research through our Institute for Nursing Scholarship, as well as SIAST’s Office of Applied Research. Our research capacity is further enhanced with the establishment of a formal partnership with the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. The engagement of students in research is a critical element in building research capacity. Nursing students were hired as research assistants to work with the faculty and the Institute for Nursing Scholarship (INS) coordinator on various projects. By participating in an actual research project nursing students gain a better understanding of the research process and appreciate the value and importance of research to the nursing profession. These nursing students who contributed as research assistants are more likely to engage in research in their professional roles as registered nurses. By engaging in the scholarship of discovery, our faculty and students are contributing to evidence-based nursing education and practice.
Involvement in student-run clinic paves pathway to future
lixe Dick, a second-year Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) student at SIAST Kelsey Campus in Saskatoon, describes her involvement with the Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health (SWITCH) as “life changing.” SWITCH is a student-run health clinic that provides a variety of free health services to residents living in Saskatoon’s inner city neighbourhoods. Its mission is building health equity in the community and providing learning opportunities within the context of a student-managed health centre that is non-judgmental, evolving, sustainable, interprofessional and client-centred. “The focus on integration of services including such dimensions as employment and skills training, time management skills and prevention programming was a perfect fit,” said Dick. Within the SWITCH program she currently serves as volunteer coordinator. This position involves coordination of recruitment, orientation, scheduling, recognition, supervision and administrative
support for shifts. She uses her skill set on SWITCH shifts by assisting students and mentors of other disciplines to work collaboratively on a clinical team and is passionate about this opportunity of learning and contributing. “I enjoy implementing and maintaining the communication links, promoting strategies and developing information programs aimed at mentor and student volunteers, while also promoting the activities and events we are involved in,” said Dick. The work with SWITCH also fits very nicely with her past experience. She has always been active in furthering efforts with various health-related organizations in Saskatoon and knew at an early age her future career would be in the field of health care. Chris Barlow, program head, SCBScN, SIAST Kelsey Campus believes Dick demonstrates some unique qualities in all she does. “I have observed Alixe’s leadership skills, her dedication to other nursing and allied health students, and her consistent focus on professionalism and improving
Alixe Dick, SCBScN student, Saskatoon
the health of the people of Saskatchewan and beyond,” describes Barlow in a nomination for Dick for the SRNA Ruth Hicks Award for Student Leadership. Dick hopes to complete her nursing degree in 2015 and aspires to continue her health-care profession in emergency medicine. Ultimately, she says she would like to pursue her master’s degree in nursing and become a nurse practitioner. Her personal career desire will be realized when she is able to split her time between clinical practice and becoming an educator.
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Post LPN advanced certificate program:
Continuing nursing education:
• Perioperative Nursing/LPN
• Cervical Screening workshop • Clinical Drug Therapy course • CPR and First Aid courses • Foot Care: Principles and Practices course • Health Assessment course • IUD Insertion for NPs workshop • Leadership and Management in Perioperative/Medical Device Reprocessing • Mental Health courses • Nursing Management and Leadership course • Principles of Nursing Practice for Outpatient Procedures course • Radiology Interpretation for NPs workshop
Post RN advanced certificate programs: • Critical Care Nursing • Perioperative Nursing/RN
Post RPN program: • Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing degree completion
Health sector education programs: • Diabetes Education for Health Care Professionals advanced certificate • Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner applied certificate • Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner certificate
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Supporting student success
Positive work environment energizes faculty member
helly Luhning’s energy level can be described in one word— contagious. Luhning, having been with SIAST for approximately five years and currently a member of SIAST’s Nursing faculty, sees challenges as opportunities and accomplishments as a time to focus on “what’s next?” Not long ago, she was central to a team effort of curriculum development for four classes within the nursing program. This included lab components, medical simulation and channelling a recommendation that each nursing student utilize an electronic mobile device at the point of care. “We witnessed the success of the integration of technology and wanted to build it even further,” she describes. So, she saw an opportunity to become active with the development of an app designed to help streamline the learning
processes even further. The app—better known as “SNapp” will track course competencies, status and comments to instructors, and skills within clinical practice and align with Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association (SRNA) competencies. Though daunting to build technology from a concept point, Luhning says it has been fun. “It has been a great team effort,” Luhning describes, noting it has involved much consultation and exceptional assistance of SIAST’s computer technology students to get the concept moving. She appreciates the support of dean Netha Dyck and program head Chris Barlow. A request for proposal for the app’s next stage is currently in the works to allow for a trial phase followed by some pilot implementation, rollout and transition. Where does all her energy come from? Luhning attributes it to a very
Shelly Luhning, Nursing faculty, Saskatoon
positive work environment, great support, and undoubtedly also from colleagues, family and friends. “The sky is the limit whatever we do,” Luhning smiles.
Respect and support key ingredients for SIAST Nursing faculty
espectful and supportive” are descriptors that Terri Burrell would use to describe the working environment as a member of SIAST’s nursing faculty in Regina. Burrell says the support of faculty and students is second to none and she appreciates the atmosphere every day as she balances the needs of a young family and working full time. She has been with SIAST since 2009. “Without a doubt, I feel respected and supported in everything I do here,” she describes.
Unquestionably, those workplace values continue to motivate her to do even more for the organization and the nursing profession. She currently teaches lab and clinical. “I enjoy both aspects of this opportunity,” she notes. “It is especially inspiring when I witness student success.” She looks forward to seeing the first cohort of graduates from the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program enter into their careers, as a way of evaluating her own success as an educator.
Terri Burrell, Nursing faculty, Regina
“So much has evolved over the past few years as the program has gotten established,” Burrell describes, attributing the growth to everyone’s ideas being heard, reflected upon and integrated wherever possible.
Feds fund 3D research to analyze body movements A
research project to determine how 3D muscle-movement-tracking technology can be refined and customized has received $25,000 funding from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The research will be jointly undertaken by the SIAST Nursing Division and a Canadian health management company (ISIS Health Informatics) enabling SIAST nursing students to participate in testing hardware and software that track and analyze body movements. Students will perform two clinical tasks, such as intravenous line insertion or an injection, that require coordination, dexterity, speed, fine-motor movement or other psychomotor skills. Dr. Lyle Grant, coordinator of SIAST’s Institute for Nursing Scholarship says the portable technology potentially enables SIAST to offer higher-fidelity learning opportunities in a much more cost effective manner, independent of a centralized lab. “Its application ultimately enhances safety and comfort to patients by allowing students to practice ‘invasive skills’ in a lifelike manner and receive very realistic feedback,” he said. Health-care workers have some of the highest rates of musculoskeletal injuries of all Canadian workers. These injuries relate to repetitive on-the-job tasks and inadvertent poor body mechanic positioning during required activities of bending and lifting. Interest in this training device is expected from health care authorities and workers’ compensation boards in Canada as the technology is extended to tracking a multitude of body mechanics movements. Dr. Netha Dyck, dean of Nursing is proud of SIAST’s leadership in the use of simulation learning in Canada. She applauds the Nursing Division’s research team and SIAST’s Office of Applied Research and Innovation for working together to secure the grant through NSERC’s College and Community Innovation program.
Its application ultimately enhances safety and comfort to patients by allowing students to practise ‘invasive skills’ in a lifelike manner and receive very realistic feedback.
Dr. Lyle Grant, coordinator, Institute for Nursing Scholarship “We continuously strive to enhance our virtual education capacity,” she said. The Institute for Nursing Scholarship (INS) supports and promotes scholarly activity within the SIAST Nursing Division. Its primary role is supporting faculty in developing and advancing scholarship. This includes assisting faculty in formulating research proposals, applying for funding, conducting and managing research projects and writing up and publishing results. The INS remains instrumental in promoting collaborative applied research projects connecting SIAST Nursing Division with industry and other institutional and professional practice partners. “The ISIS project is an example of an industry partnership,” said Grant. “The INS and SIAST Nursing Division have also recently received funding from the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses as part of a commitment to help increase the practice evidence available to licensed practical nurses.” Grant added that the INS helps coordinate and connect faculty to scholarship resources like surveying, data manage-
ment, project planning, data analysis software, and statisticians, transcriptionists, copy editors, and other scholars. “These are some of the essential services for conducting and increasing productivity in applied research,” Grant noted. Dean Dyck commended these research efforts in moving SIAST forward. “Such partnerships have been demonstrated as significant steps to building applied research capacity and confidence in faculty members necessary to fostering growth in applied research,” Dyck noted. “These collaborations increase the profile of SIAST and lead to increasing rates of opportunities for applied research.” The INS continues to build upon strategies to better connect the applied research expertise of SIAST Nursing Division to the communities we serve, ultimately aimed at improving rural community wellness in Saskatchewan. The INS also works closely with the SIAST Office of Applied Research and Innovation in efforts to enhance scholarly capacity at SIAST.
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Joleen Klassen, program head, Critical Care Nursing
Critical Care Nursing program expands to meet growing needs “L aunching an advanced certificate for the new Critical Care Nursing program has been a real team effort and as a result, I feel proud,” said Joleen Klassen. A registered nurse, Klassen took the Basic Critical Care Nursing program in 2002 and worked in cardiac intensive care and intensive care, followed by teaching experiences at SIAST and an advisory role within the Ministry of Health. When she came to SIAST as program head for the Critical Care Nursing program, it was like coming full circle. She saw it as an opportunity to give back and offer consistent education by enhancing the program and expanding
it beyond Regina and Saskatoon and throughout the province. Klassen describes the program as distance-based with modules available online and most of the education completed as close to the home setting as possible. The extensive consultation with nurses and managers from the health regions helped to shape the vision for the program. Critical care nurses with urban and rural perspectives and clinical and academic expertise developed the new program. Students are engaged through a variety of learning activities—course readings, discussion board interaction, video integration, case studies, simula-
tion, and preceptor clinical practice education with hands-on experience. Each concept builds on the next and adds value to support nurses to provide quality patient and family-centred care, ultimately for best patient outcomes. “It’s an exciting and intensive program with both full-time and part-time intakes to accommodate students,” she adds. The first cohort of students from North Battleford and Prince Albert began their part-time studies in January and the program will eventually expand to all health care regions in the province with critical care beds. Klassen is quick to give kudos to the continued on page 7
Rites of passage
Psychiatric Nursing program pinning ceremony largest ever
(l to r) Paige Bertwistle, Psychiatric Nursing diploma graduate; Sussan Falodun, Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing student; Jeanine Juhlin, Psychiatric Nursing diploma graduate
mense, and attributes the achievement to a great group effort—both by students and faculty. “I always get overwhelmed when I introduce the class at graduation time and see how they have developed into competent professionals,” Myers said. “This pinning ceremony was especially exciting with the record number of graduates.” She compliments her team of faculty including those who worked closely with the students during their clinical practice education in North Battleford, Yorkton, Moose Jaw and Prince Albert following their first year in Regina.
“It is an intense and challenging program,” Myers emphasizes. “The pin represents their dedication and high level of competence achieved as a graduates of the program.” Graduates are prepared with the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to work within an increasingly complex mental health system. Graduates of the Psychiatric Nursing diploma program are eligible to apply for SIAST's Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing degree completion program. A class of 28 is currently working towards their own pinning ceremony in 2015.
Critical Care Nursing program... continued the nursing division leadership team
and Regina, and rural Saskatchewan intensive care units has created standard education for registered nurses employed in ICUs across Saskatchewan,” said McWatters. “This standard education has created the opportunity to enhance patient care and safety through continuity of care. The Critical Care Nursing program will further address recruitment and retention issues in rural ICU settings.” The program follows the standards set by the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses and the competencies listed by the Canadian Nurses Association. The following is a link to the SIAST promotional critical care nursing program video, highlighting the program and partnerships in our province. http://youtu.be/nNLjhp_qIHM.
he Psychiatric Nursing program has recently celebrated its largest graduating class with 33 students. Equally impressive is that most of the graduates have found employment in the field of psychiatric nursing in communities throughout the province. Sue Myers, program head, attributes the success of the graduates to the strong practice education component in the program which prepares the students for their future roles as graduates and consequently offers employment opportunities. Myers says the sense of accomplishment with this pinning ceremony is im-
team she has worked with to bring about changes, notably Regina and Saskatoon health region liaisons for being so instrumental throughout the development of the program. She also gave kudos to her SIAST colleagues Andrea Walker, Courtney Dingle, Erin Haas, Janet Johnson, Heidi Kirk, Laura Lewicki, Sharon Misfeldt, Renée Regimbal, Jocelyn Schwartz and everyone behind the scenes who assisted in publishing, administration, registration services, learning technologies, helpdesk, and many others. Klassen is especially grateful for the leadership and guidance of Dean Netha Dyck, Associate Dean Cindy Smith, and
throughout the process. “I am so happy to be working at SIAST and to be part of the nursing division leadership team,” she says. “The nursing division believes in shared vision, collaborative decision making, open communication, team building and team work, effective program and resource management, quality improvement and innovation, and best practices. These are all leadership practices I value and believe in, and I feel that’s what the program demonstrates.” Pat McWatters, nurse manager ICU/Dialysis/COPS of Battlefords Union Hospital agrees. “The provincial partnership between SIAST, the tertiary hospitals in Saskatoon
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Harm reduction social media campaign
Psychiatric Nursing student participates in national campaign P
articipating as a member of a national social media campaign to bring about awareness and involvement of health-care professionals in harm reduction has been consistent with Ezra James’ passion for his career aspiration as a psychiatric nurse. “Harm Reduction = Nursing Care Campaign” is a new initiative of bringing about awareness and involvement of health-care professionals in harm reduction. The use of Facebook www.facebook.com/Nurses4HarmReduction was seen as an effective way of getting the messages out. It is being led by three Canadian nursing organizations: Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care (CANAC), Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) in support of harm reduction. James is a second year student of the Psychiatric Nursing program and a student member of CANAC, originally from Regina but currently doing year 2 of the Psychiatric Nursing program in Prince Albert. He said the campaign’s approaches recognize the need for risk reduction, health and safety promotion, and prevention of death and disability. “We can all make a difference in the work we do,” says James. “Each community has different needs. Working hard to meet those needs is something I believe in as an individual and member of society.” The campaign is based on principles intended to treat all individuals with respect, dignity and in a non-judgmental manner, regardless of their health conditions, their behaviours, and their practices. “I am interested in doing whatever I can to help with the challenges of harm reduction,” said James. His background includes roles with public health and addictions. He compliments SIAST for providing a relevant Psychiatric Nursing program
Ezra James, second year, Psychiatric Nursing student
that he says is being delivered by hard working and dedicated faculty to students who are actively engaged. He would recommend it to anyone who is interested in a career of working with people. “The program has been a life-changing experience,” James says. “It has expanded my horizons, enhanced my critical thinking ability and has given me greater capacity for self-reflection.”
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Research and collaboration
Different clinical education models focus of research C
linical education research, that started as a pilot project with a sample population at one site, has now expanded into something that Madeline Press and Roslyn Compton hope will someday make a professional difference internationally. Press’ and Compton’s dreams and research aspirations have been intertwined in many ways. Both are nursing faculty members, both are PhD candidates and both have a huge capacity for leading-edge work. They bring a great combined perspective. Press is from Saskatchewan. Compton came to Canada from Australia and still returns there regularly to practise in the profession. Their research focuses on how clinical practice is integrated best into a nurse’s formal education. Specifically, it will determine some of the relative merits of clinical requirements being intermixed within the study period, or delivered in more of a block format. “Our research helps answer important questions of pedagogy and practicality for nursing programs,” Press describes. “This clinical project demonstrates the importance of applied research to answering questions that consider the realities of clinical placement challenges while maintaining an emphasis on pedagogy, student outcomes, and other pragmatics.” “It also demonstrates how an idea was incubated at SIAST and enjoys increasing support and interest from various places in Canada,” Compton adds. Dr. Lyle Grant, coordinator, Institute for Nursing Scholarship, SIAST Nursing Division agrees. “It is a success story of networking, collaboration, interdisciplinary study, and scholarship of discovery.” Press notes they have engaged partners from outside SIAST including University of Saskatchewan and University of Lethbridge, and they are beginning to see growing interest in other provinces as well.
Nursing faculty members Roslyn Compton (left) and Madeline Press (right) are taking on some important research efforts for clinical education research.
“We hope to be presenting this research internationally in a year’s time,” Press describes. Compton agrees, noting the first two phases of the research have looked at student perceptions of block versus nonblock clinical education models. “We felt it was important to provide informed evidence to support the allocation of clinical placement hours within the curricula,” she notes. “In phase three, we will be including faculty perceptions as well.” Both credit SIAST with establishing an environment that supports research and helps them to build networks across academic institutions, thus moving the SIAST applied research interests forward. “Dean Netha Dyck has been very encouraging and is a proponent of research, allowing for the time requirements for the work to be done,” Press describes. Compton reiterates that sense of
SIAST’s culture and values. “SIAST encourages us to look at our practice in a holistic way, making what we do even more relevant,” she says.
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Scholarship of application Faculty
• Eli Ahlquist, Carole Houston and Dale Lipp won the SIAST Innovation Award for their development of the Perioperative Nursing Program InstruMentor™ Mobile Application in November 2013. • Lana Bennett received the SALPN Mentorship Award in 2013. • Elsie Duff received the CNA Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013. • Dr. Lynn Miller received the Halifax Ambassador Award from the Halifax Ambassador Program in 2013.
• Dr. Lynn Miller received the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Institute of Regulatory Excellence Fellowship Award in October 2013. • Cindy Smith received the Chair Academy’s Idahlynn Karre Exemplary Leader award in March 2014. • Karen Ullyott received the SIAST Woodland Campus Outstanding Service Award in November 2013.
Students • Deejai Mountford, year 2 student, Psychiatric Nursing, received the first Willy Hodgson Bursary.
Dr. Larry Rosia (SIAST President & CEO) and Karen Ullyott (Practical Nursing)
Recognizing excellence Achievement of master’s degree
Achievement of bachelor’s degree
• Mary Brannen, Master of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan • Terri Burrell, Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Educator, University of North Dakota • Michelle Pavloff, Master of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
• Jamie Louiseize, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
Achievement of doctorate • Dr. Lyle Grant, Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, University of British Columbia
New designations • Nolan Horbach received the Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSP) designation.
Faculty certificate program graduates Joanne Folstad Marla Fraser Allison Hall Bernice Hemmingson-Noesgaard Debbie Hill Lucia New
Long service recognition 10 years of service Catherine Ardelan Roni Clubb Gaylene Sorochuk
20 years of service Carrie Allen Marcie Allen
Sandy Kozowy Sheri Lennox
30 years of service Aida Brenneman
Eli Ahlquist (Perioperative Nursing), Dale Lipp (Learning Technologies), Carole Houston (Perioperative Nursing), Dr. Larry Rosia (SIAST President & CEO)
Carol Blenkin Terry Boll Carleen Desautel Cindy Eckart Penny Edwards
Linda McLeod Jocelyn Schwartz Darlene Scott Lynn Surtees
Sharon Ahenakew, Aboriginal nursing student advisor, SIAST Kelsey Campus
Nolan Horbach, program head, CPR/First Aid and Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner
Joleen Klassen, program head, Critical Care Nursing and Nursing Re-entry Stacey Shand, interprofessional education coordinator (photo unavailable)
Basic Critical Care Nursing
Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner
Practical Nursing, SIAST Woodland Campus
SCBScN/NEPS, SIAST Wascana Campus
Courtney Dingle Heidi Kirk
Jeff Ashby Lois McVicar
Kimberley Lavoie Lori Myskiw
Continuing Education Courses and Programs
Orientation to Nursing in Canada for Internationally Educated Nurses
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Priya Bandara Corinne Charko Elise Clow Sarah Fox-Smith Erin Haas Ashley Hoffort Aimee Macknak Loreli Palandri Shannon Warren
Elsie Duff Frankie Verville
CPR/First Aid/ Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner
Arnold Esguerra Linda Sachkowski
Lacey Bennett Duc Hoang
Practical Nursing, SIAST Kelsey Campus
SCBScN/NEPS, SIAST Kelsey Campus
Sara Patenaude Meena Thakurdeen Rae Turton
Tarah Eagle Sheila Kiryk Alice Salter Kim Thiessen Deanna Wegwitz Dawn Winterhalt
Nursing Re-entry Andrea Walker
Simulation Learning Centre Karen Costello Kara Delveaux Shawnna Koch Brenda Janzen Matthew McIlmoyl Michelle Pavloff Cathy Yourk
Signy Klebeck, faculty, NEPS/SCBScN SIAST Kelsey Campus, was installed as the new president of the Saskatchewan Registered Nursesâ€™ Association.
Maureen Klenk, faculty, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, became president of the Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses.
Karen Ullyott, program head, Practical Nursing SIAST Woodland Campus, was appointed to the SRNA Legislation and Bylaws Committee.
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SCHOLARLY WORK Scholarship of integration
Ahlquist, E. & Riehl, G. (2013, February). Managing lateral violence in the workplace. Oral presentation to Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) Nursing Division Faculty and Staff Professional Development Day, Saskatoon and Regina Campuses. Ahlquist, E. (2013, February). Mobile learning – Development of technology enhanced resources. Oral presentation to Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) Nursing Division Faculty and Staff Professional Development Day, Saskatoon and Regina Campuses. Ahlquist, E. (2013, February). Accelerated Perioperative Nursing- Pilot Project [PowerPoint slides]. Paper presented at the Western & North-Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN) 2013 Conference, Edmonton, Ab. Ahlquist, E. & Riehl, G. (2013, April). Managing lateral violence and its impact on the team: Nurses and students [PowerPoint slides]. Paper presented at the 2013 Health Care Quality Summit, Regina, Canada. Ahlquist, E. (2013, April). Accelerated Perioperative Nursing- Pilot Project [PowerPoint slides]. Paper presented at the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada National Conference, Ottawa, On. Ahlquist, E., Clark, C. & Schroeder, C. (2013, May). Embracing Mobile Learning in Perioperative Nursing Education [PowerPoint slides]. Paper presented at the 2013 Biennial Teaching and Learning with the Power of Technology (TLt) conference, Saskatoon, SK. Ahlquist, E. & Riehl, G. (2013, November). Managing Lateral Violence and its Impact on the Team [PowerPoint slides]. Workshop presented to employees at Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region, La Ronge, SK. Ahlquist, E. & Houston, C. (2014, February). Embracing mobile learning in nursing education. Oral presentation at the Western North-western Region Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN) Conference, Winnipeg, MB. Bennett, R., Burkholder, K., Bruce, J., Currie, E., Labossière, D., McDonagh, M., McIsaac, B., MacKenzie, K. & McKinnon, S. (2013). CNPE Exam Committee: Best Practice Means We Do Not Stay the Course! Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nursing, Biennial Conference, oral presentation. Halifax, October 2-4, 2013.
Biasotto, D. & Jesse, M. (2013). The ethical dilemma of social media in nursing education. 13th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Practical Nurse Educators. Oral presentation. Fredericton, NB, October 7-9, 2013.
Duff, E., Bruce, J., Ens, B., & Miller, L. (2014, February). To Twitter or Not to Twitter in Nursing Education. Presentation at the Western North-western Region Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN) Conference, Winnipeg, MB.
Bruce, J., & Klenk, M. (2013). NP faculty recruitment and retention: Building a win-win situation. Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nursing, Biennial Conference, Oral presentation. Halifax, October 2-4, 2013.
Duff, E. (2014, February). Linking Empowerment theory to Nurse Practitioner role and patient safety competence. Oral presentation at the Western North-western Region Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN) Conference, Winnipeg, MB.
Bruce, J., Miller, L., & Klenk, M. (2013). A Success Story: Using Electronic Portfolios in Nurse Practitioner. Oral presentation. Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 2-4, 2013. Bruce, J. & Klenk, M. (2014, February). NP faculty recruitment and retention: Building a win-win situation. Oral presentation at the Western North-western Region Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN) Conference, Winnipeg, MB. Burla, T. & Teetaert, J. (2013, June). Simulation: What Is It And How Do I Use It? Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), Las Vegas, NV. Burrell, T. (2014, February). Creating a positive nurse preceptorship experience. Oral presentation at the Western North-western Region Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN) Conference, Winnipeg, MB. Clarke-Arnault, V. (2013, February). Leadership in aboriginal nursing education. Oral presentation at the Western North-western Region Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN) conference, Edmonton, AB. Dow, B. & Riehl, G. (2013, March). Are you SKexperienced?, [PowerPoint slides]. Paper presented at the CANAC 4th Western Canadian Nursing Symposium, Vancouver, BC. Duff, E. (2014, February). Making the connection: Nurse Practitioner curriculum revolutionized. Oral presentation at the Western North-western Region Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN) Conference, Winnipeg, MB. Duff, E. & Nicolson, R. (2014, February). ZOTERO – Outstanding Tool to Enhance Nursing Research & Organize Scholarly Activities. Oral presentation at the Western North-western Region Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN) Conference, Winnipeg, MB.
Duff, E. & Bruce, J. (2013). Nurse Practitioner curriculum: The link between the strong model of advanced practice and Canadian Nurse Practitioner competencies. Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nursing, Biennial Conference, Poster presentation. Halifax, October 2-4, 2013. Duff, E. (2013). Presenter: Nurse Practitioner Competence: The Relation to Empowerment & Patient Safety. Nurse Practitioner Association of Manitoba 2013 Conference, Winnipeg, MB. Duff, E. (2013). Presenter: Nurse Practitioner Competence: The Relation to Empowerment & Patient Safety. Poster. Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses 2013 Conference, Halifax, MB, October 2-4, 2013. Duff, E. & Nicolson, R. (2013). ZOTERO – Outstanding Tool to Enhance Research and Organize sources. Presented at the Manitoba Association for Distributed Learning and Training (MADLaT). Winnipeg, MB. Duff, E. (2013). Nurse Practitioner Competence: The Relation to Empowerment and Patient Safety. Presented at the Manitoba Centre for Nursing & Health Research & Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Research Conference. Winnipeg, MB. Duff, E., Dawyduk, B., Dika, C., Johnston, L., & Christie, S. (2013). Nurse Practitioner Association of Manitoba: A Collaborating Partner. Presented at the Manitoba Centre for Nursing & Health Research & Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Research Conference, Winnipeg, MB. Dyck, N. & Gregory, d. (2013, June). The SCBScN Program: Achievements and opportunities. Presented to the SCBScN Undergraduate Nursing Council, Saskatoon, SK. Dyck, N. (2013, May). Effective leadership: The relationship between the dean and program head at SIAST. Presented to the New Program Head Orientation, Saskatoon, SK. Dyck, N., Gregory, d., Gartner, J., Myers, S., & Bruce, J. (2013, April). Preceptorships in nursing education: Challenges and opportunities. Presented to the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses Annual General Meeting, Regina, SK. >>
SCHOLARLY WORK Dyck, N., Gartner, J., & McGartland, S. (2013, March). Preceptorships in nursing education: Challenges and opportunities. Presented to the Provincial Nursing Council, Regina, SK. Dyck, N., Gregory, d., & Smith, C. (2013, February). An overview of nursing education programs. Presented to the SRNA Council, Regina, SK. Grant, L.G. (2013). The impact of smoke free policies on inpatient psychiatric units: An ethnographic study. Live video-cast oral presentation at Applied Research Grand Rounds Speaker Series, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), Saskatoon and Regina campuses. Grant, L.G. (2013, February). Workshop on understanding and reviewing research methods in evaluating grant applications. Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) Applied Science: Applied Research Review Committee, Regina, SK. Grant, L.G. & Brown, J. (2013, May). Understanding and navigating Research Ethics Board (REB) approvals at Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science & Technology (SIAST). (oral presentation). Saskatchewan Institute of Science and Technology (SIAST) Applied Science Grand Rounds Speaker Series. Live video links to campuses in Saskatoon, Regina, and Prince Albert, SK. Grant, L.G. & Ha, Chau (2013, February). Becoming more systematic in your literature search. Oral presentation to Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) Nursing Division Faculty and Staff Professional Development Day, Saskatoon and Regina campuses. Grant, L.G., Oliffe, J.L., Johnson, J.L., Bottorff, J. (2013). Healthcare professionals implementing smoke-free policies at inpatient psychiatric units: An ethnographic study. 19th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference. Poster presentation. October 27-29, 2013, Halifax, NS. Hipfner, C., Hoffart, C., MacLean, C., Myers, S., White, K., Barrett, P., Carter, L., Salyers, V. (2013, February). Meaningful ELearning (MEL): Phase 2 of an international, collaborative, multi-institutional research project. Presentation and poster presentation at Western Region North Canadian Schools of Nursing, Edmonton, AB. Hipfner, C., Hoffart, C., MacLean, C., Myers, S., White, K., Barrett, P., Carter, L., Salyers, V. (2013, March). Meaningful E-Learning (MEL): Preliminary Results of the MEL, an international, collaborative, multi- institutional research project. Grand Rounds for the Institute of Nursing Scholarship, SIAST.
Hipfner, C., Hoffart, C., MacLean, C., Myers, S., White, K., Barrett, P., Carter, L., Salyers, V. (2013, May). Meaningful E-Learning (MEL): Moving to Results. Presentation and poster presentation for Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada World Congress, Winnipeg, MB. Hipfner, C., Hoffart, C., MacLean, C., Myers, S., White, K., Salyers, V., Carter, L., & Barrett, P. (2013). Informing effective, meaningful, and sustainable e-Learning strategies using student and instructor perspectives. 19th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference. Oral presentation. October 2729, 2013, Halifax, NS.
Hoffart, C., Gettle, D., Bennett, L., & Alston, C. (2014, March). A Tri-Mentorship Partnership to Support Students and Faculty [Seminar session and presentation]. Oral presentation at the International Mentoring Association 2014 International Conference, Gilbert, AZ. Hunt, S.E. (2013, June). Patients’ perceptions of the quality of care provided by second year baccalaureate nursing students in the inpatient oncology unit at a community hospital. Poster presentation at 2013 Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region: Research Showcase, Regina, SK. Hunt, S. (2013, October). Oncology patients’ perceptions of the quality of care provided by second year baccalaureate nursing students. 19th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference. Poster presentation. October 2729, 2013, Halifax, NS. Linassi, G., & Zip, P. (2013, April, May). Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury and Resulting Sexual Rehabilitation Implications for Health Care Providers. Presentations at Saskatoon City Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. Miller, L., Bruce, J., & Klenk, M. (2014, February). E-portfolios: Promoting self-reflection in Nurse Practitioner education. Oral presentation at the Western North-western Region Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN) Conference, Winnipeg, MB. Miller, L., Bruce, J., & Klenk, M. (2013). Nurse Practitioners - Leaders in Interprofessional Collaborative Care. Poster presentation at SIAST: IPE Event. Miller, L. (2013). Improving Provider Adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Diabetes in Collaborative Practice: A Quality Improvement Model. Abstract submitted for Sigma Theta Tau - Phi Epsilon Chapter - Virtual Research Exhibition. Miller, L. (2013). Technology and Education: Promoting the Virtual Classroom for Advanced Practice Nursing. Keynote presentation for Sigma Theta Tau - Phi Epsilon Chapter Annual Meeting.
Myers, S., Hoffart, C., MacLean, C., White, K., & Hipfner, C. (2013, February). Meaningful E-learning (MEL): An international collaborative, multi-institutional research project. Oral presentation at the Western North-western Region Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN) conference, Edmonton, AB. Myers, S., Hoffart, C., MacLean, C., White, K., Hipfner, C. (2013, February). Meaningful electronic learning – The MEL project: Moving to results. Live video-cast oral presentation at Applied Research Grand Rounds Speaker Series, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), Saskatoon and Regina Campuses.
Pettit, S. & Sparling, L. (2013, May). Nursing communication skills can be taught online. Poster presentation at Partners in Education and Integration of Internationally Educated Nurses conference, Banff, AB. Press, M. (2013, April). Pilot Study Nursing Students’ Perceptions of the Learning Environment in Two Different Clinical Education Models. Live video-cast oral presentation at Applied Research Grand Rounds Speaker Series, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), Saskatoon and Regina Campuses. Press, M., Perry, R., Compton, R., & Rohatinsky, N. (2013, June). Pilot study: Nursing students’ perceptions of the learning environment in two different clinical education models. Poster presented at the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Conference on Collaborative Synergy: Teams, Scholarship and Capacity Building in Nursing Research, Vancouver, BC. Riehl, G. (2013, April). Don’t myth the facts on HIV [PowerPoint slides]. Paper presented at the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada 23rd National Conference & International Federation of Perioperative Nurses Conference, ON. Riehl, G. (2013, October). The Platinum Rule and Harm Reduction. [PowerPoint slides]. Paper presented at Religions and Social Innovation: An International Conference at the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, ON. Riehl, G. (2013, October). Restoring Balance through Cultural Safety and the Medicine Wheel. [PowerPoint slides]. Oral Presentation at the 2013 National Conference for Mental Health Nursing, Kelowna, BC. Riehl, G. (2013, November). Ad Hoc Expert Working National Advisory Groups are Awesome, Seriously… [PowerPoint slides]. Paper presented at the Prairies HIV Conference, Culture and the Continuum of HIV Care, Saskatoon, SK.
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Roberts, D., Faucher, L. & Tapp, G. (April, 2013). The Serendipity of Perioperative Certification. Presentation at the International Alliance for Perioperative Best Practice: ORNAC 23rd National & International Conference with IFPN.
Hoffart, C., Gettle, D., Bennett, L., & Alston, C. (2014, March). A Tri-Mentorship Partnership to Support Students and Faculty. Paper and abstract published in Conference Proceedings at the International Mentoring Association 2014 International Conference, Gilbert, AZ.
Rohatinsky, N., Press, M., Compton, R., & Sedgwick, M. (2014, February). Students’ perceptions of block and non-block clinical: Preliminary findings across two provinces. Oral presentation at the Western Northwestern Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing conference, Winnipeg, Canada. Retrieved from www.rrc.ca/files/file/ nursing/Presentationschedule.pdf
Hoffart, C., Kuster-Orban, C., Spooner, C., Neudorf, K. (2013). Intraprofessional Practice Education Using a Community Partnership Model. Journal of Nursing Education, 52 (2), 104-107.
Salyers, V., Carter, L., Myers, S., Barrett, P., Hipfner, C., Hoffart, C., MacLean, C., & White, K. (2013, May). Meaningful E-Learning (MEL): Update of a multi-institutional study. Presentation at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Conference. Ottawa, ON.
Liberman, S. (2013). Collaborative integrated care: The basis of nursing practice the key to poverty elimination. Saskatchewan RN Association (SRNA) Newsbulletin. 15(1), 22.
Jamault, V. & Duff, E. (2013). Adolescent concussions. The Nurse Practitioner, 38(2), 16–22. doi:10.1097/01.NPR.0000425825.82811.ae
Liberman, S. (2013). Therapeutic use of self. Saskatchewan RN Association (SRNA) Newsbulletin. 15(1), 24.
Moyer, K.J. Nursing Management: Lower Respiratory Problems. Chapter contributor in: Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada; Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems. 3rd Ed. Mosby Elsevier, to be published in 2013. Carter, L., Salyers, V., Myers, S., Hipfner, C., Hoffart, C., MacLean, C., White, K., Matus, T., Forssman, V., & Barrett, P. (2013, Dec). Qualitative Insights from a Canadian Multi-Institutional Research Study: In Search of Meaningful E-Learning. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. (In press) Salyers, V., Carter, L., Myers, S., & Barrett, P. (2013, November) The Search for Meaningful e-Learning at Canadian Universities: A Multi-Institutional Research Study. Journal of Online Teaching & Learning. (In press)
Salyers, V., Carter. L., Matus, T., Myers, S., & Barrett, P. (2013, November). Meaningful e-learning (MEL): The students and faculty have spoken: Results from a national study. Presentation at the Mount Royal University 2013 Symposium on the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Banff, AB. Scott, D. J., Hubbard Murdock, N., Larson, K., Mack-Klinger, S., & Wirth, C. (2013, June). Problem based learning continues to transcend barriers. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference, Cape Breton University, Sydney NS. Scott Barss, K. (2013). Contemplative conversation: Opening to Care of the Spirit. Loma Linda University School of Nursing Spiritual Care Workshop, Nov. 5, 2013. Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. (Invited Facilitator) Scott Barss, K. (2013). Care of the soul for the soul who cares. Prairie Jubilee Program Bi Annual Retreat, Oct.18-20. St. Benedict’s Retreat Centre, Winnipeg, MB. (Invited Facilitator) Smith, C. (November, 2013). Dean’s Panel on Interprofessional Education: At a Crossroads. IPE Forum, Saskatoon, SK. Sookocheff, J. (2013). A clinical teaching strategy: The postpartum teaching assignment. Oral presentation at Canadian Association of Practical Nurse Educators (CAPNE) Conference, Oct. 7-9, 2013. Fredericton, New Brunswick.
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Press, M., Compton, R., Rohatinsky, N., Sedgwick, M. Phase III: Nursing students’ perceptions of the learning environment in two different clinical education models. Funded by Western Northwestern Region Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN) Research Award: $5,000. Ahlquist, E. InstruMentor™ Perioperative Nursing Surgical Instrument Recognition App. Funded by SIAST Applied Research Program Grant: $6,000. Ahlquist, E. InstruMentor™ Perioperative Nursing Surgical Instrument Recognition App. Funded by SIAST Nursing Division Internal Grants Competition: $2,500.
Grant, L.G., Ullyott, K, Temple, B. (co-principal investigators), Gold, H, Hayward, G., Neumeier, M, Salter, A. (co-investigators). A study of how Licensed Practical Nurses Access and Use Evidence in Practice. Funded by the SIAST Applied Research Program Grant: $6,000.
Grant, L.G., Cherkov , V. (U of S) (co-principal investigators), Press, M., Ha, C. (co-investigator). Enhancing Cultures of Safety and Safety Engagement in the Saskatchewan Mining Industry: A Collaborative and Multi-Disciplinary Inquiry. Funded by the International Minerals Innovation Institute: $703,773.
Temple, B., O’Connell, B, Grant, L.G., & Nickerson, N. Effective emergency room interventions to reduce admission of patients with dementia: A systematic review. Funded by the University of Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research: $5,000. O’Connell, B., Temple, B., Enns, C., Goodwin, B., Grant, L.G., Greenslade, Loreley, & Nickerson, N. Effective education models for student nurses on clinical placements: A systematic review. Funded by the University of Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research: $5,000.
Press, M., Compton, R., Perry, R., Rohatinsky, N., & Sedgwick, M. (co-principal investigators). Phase II: Nursing students’ perceptions of the learning environment in two different clinical education models. Funded by the SIAST Nursing Division Internal Grants Competition: $2,500.
Anvari, V., Grant, L.G., Paterson, G., Lepnurm, R. (co-principal investigators), Atapour, M., Osgood, N., Harder, E., Fathing, P. (co-investigators). Moving 3D moment tracking technologies to clinical practice education applications. Funded by NSERC: $25,000. Ahlquist, E., Grant, L.G., Smith, C., & Regan, S. (co-principal investigators). A study examining factors impacting Saskatchewan operating room outcomes. Funded by ORNAC – Cardinal Health Research Grant: $5,000. Ahlquist, E., Grant, L.G., Smith, C., & Regan, S. (co-principal investigators), A study examining factors impacting Saskatchewan operating room outcomes and teams. Funded by SALPN: $26,105.
Scholarship of service Faculty Dr. Lyle G. Grant, coordinator, Institute for Nursing Scholarship, was appointed and acted as an External Evaluator for the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia. 2014. Dr. Lyle G. Grant, coordinator, Institute for Nursing Scholarship, continues as a journal referee for Qualitative Health Research, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, and Health Education. Dr. Lyle G. Grant, coordinator, Institute for Nursing Scholarship, refereed abstract submissions for the Graduate Nursing Student Symposium, University of British Columbia, School of Nursing Dr. Lyle G. Grant, coordinator, Institute for Nursing Scholarship, was appointed to the SIAST Research Ethics Board. Maureen Klenk, faculty, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, was appointed to the Provincial Stakeholder Advisory Group for the ED Waits and Patient Flow Initiative.
Noreen Kolback, faculty, Practical Nursing, SIAST Kelsey Campus, was recognized at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building for her ten years of service as a Victim Services volunteer.
Lorna Weisbrod, program coordinator, NEPS/SCBScN, SIAST Wascana Campus, was re-appointed as chair of the SIAST Applied Research Review Committee.
Lori Labatte, faculty, NEPS/SCBScN, SIAST Wascana Campus, was selected by the SIAST President’s Office as the SIAST faculty representative at the ACCC conference in Penticton, BC.
Darlene Scott, IPE coordinator, was a peer abstract reviewer for the Collaborating Across Borders IV Interprofessional Collaboration conference.
Judy Wagner, faculty, NEPS/SCBScN, SIAST Wascana Campus, was invited by the Canadian Nurses Association to write exam questions for the Occupational Health and Safety Specialty Certification. Frankie Verville, faculty, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, was invited by the Canadian Nurses Association to write items for the CNA certification exam. Sandi Pettit, program head, Orientation to Nursing in Canada for IENs, Diabetes Education programs and IEN Assessment Centre, was appointed to the SIAST Diversity Leadership Council for a two-year term.
Sue Myers, program head, Psychiatric Nursing and Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing programs, acted as an external evaluator for the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia in 2014.
Students Devon Stelwagen, Practical Nursing student, was appointed president of the SIAST Wascana Campus Students’ Association for 2013-14.
On the cover: Psychiatric Nursing students, Jeanine Jublin (right) and Paige Bertwistle (left)
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