Faculty Profile - Martha Russell

Martha Russell

Martha Russell

Coordinator, Faculty


Master of Nursing, Nurse Educator option, (University of Victoria, 2012)
Registered Nurse


Subjects: Nursing
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4041 | Location PNT - 217

Martha is learning centre coordinator and nursing instructor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at North Island College.  A graduate of the BSN program at NIC, she practiced as an RN in the maternal/child unit of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox before coming to work for NIC in the fall of 2010.  Martha's academic interests include exploring the role of simulation in nursing education, promoting nursing professional practice and supporting scholarly writing in nursing students. Martha serves as the faculty representative for the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) tudent representative program at NIC, and oversees the BSN peer tutor program.  Martha enjoys a stunning bike ride to work through the mature forests close to the college.

Master of Nursing, Nurse Educator option, (University of Victoria, 2012)
Registered Nurse


Bachelor of Science in Nursing, (North Island College,2009)


NUR-105 Health and Healing I: Living Health

NUR-114 Nursing Practice II: Coming to Know the Client

NUR-115 Health and Healing II: Health Indicators

NUR-206 Health And Healing III: Health Challenges/Healing Initiatives

NUR-213 Professional Practice III: Nursing Ethics

NUR-214 Nursing Practice IV: Promoting Health and Healing

Russell, M. (2013). Teaching civility to undergraduate nursing students using a virtue ethics-based curriculum. Journal of Nursing Education, 53(6), 313-319.

  • February 2016, Saskatoon.  Western Northern Region of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN) Education Innovation Award for "Using an Unfolding Case Method to Teach Psychomotor Skills in the Nursing Learning Centre: A Shift in Pedagogy" (with Jan Meiers, RN MN).

  • June 2015, Atlanta. International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Annual Conference. Presentation "Using an Unfolding Case Study as Contextual Learning: Supporting Novice Students to 'Think like a Nurse'" (with Jan Meiers, RN MN).

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