I graduated from the Royal Alexandra Hospital School of Nursing in 1988.I worked in the acute care setting (surgery) for 12 years. During this time, I had the privilege of being a preceptor/mentor for nursing students. It was also during this time that I quickly realized my desire to be a life-long learner and began to work on my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree; graduating in 1998.
I began teaching in the BSN Program, at North Island College in January 2000 - about the same time I began to engage in graduate studies. In 2006, I completed my Master of Nursing degree at Athabasca University. During this program, I focused my work on fostering student success and integration of technology into nursing education and practice (it was the dawn of the simulation era),
I love my work and the privilege of working with nursing students. I am energized by their curiosity and engagement as learners.
Over the years, my research focus has evolved to creating meaningul and comprehensive learning within the psychomotor skills lab, including human patient simulation, virtual simulation, medication calculation to support student safety, and enhancement of student learning opportunities through deliberate practice.