Publications from WNRCASN Members

The following publications, research, and presentations have been submitted by WNRCASN institutions.  Members may contact their MALs for details on how to add or update publications on this site.

Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST)

Scott Barss, K. (2012a). T.R.U.S.T.:  An affirming model for inclusive spiritual care.  Journal of Holistic Nursing, 30(1), 24-34.  doi: 10.1177/0898010111418118.   

Scott Barss, K. (2012b).  Building bridges: An interpretive phenomenological analysis  of nurse educators’  clinical experience using the     T.R.U.S.T. model for inclusive spiritual care.  International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 9(1). ISSN (Online) 1548-923X.  doi: 10.1515/1548-923X.2389


Scholarly Activity at Thompson Rivers University

Drolet, J., Clark, N., & Christianson, T. (2011). The BRIDGE Project:Building rural inter-professional discussions and group experiences: A
community consultation in British Columbia, Canada.  Journal of Ruraland Remote Health, 1676. Available from:

Dubouloz, C-J., King, J., Ashe, B., Paterson, B., Chevrier, J., & Moldoveanu, M. (2010). The process of transformation in rehabilitation: What does it look like? International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation., 17(11), 604 - 615.

Dubouloz, CJ, King, J., Paterson, B., Ashe, B., Chevrier, J., & Moldoveanu, M.(2010). A model of the process of transformation in primary care for people living with chronic illnesses.  Chronic Illness, 6,  282-293.

Holtslander, L., Kornder, N., Letourneau, N., Turner, H., & Paterson, B. Poster: Identifying the Needs of Parents of Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes to Aid in the Creation of an Online Support Intervention. 2010 CDA/CSEM Professional Conference and Annual Meetings, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Mahara, S., Duncan, S., Whyte, N., & Brown, J. (In press). It takes a community to raise a nurse: educating for culturally safe practice with Aboriginal peoples. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship.

Paterson, B. L. (2011). Editorial: New visions, new challenges in self-care of chronic illness. Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness, 3(2), 75-76.

Paterson, B. L. (In press). Meta-synthesis. Meta- Synthesizing qualitative research, (K. Hannes & C. Lockwood, Eds.) London: Wiley Blackwell Pub.

Tarlier, DS & Browne, AJ. (In press). Remote nursing certified practice: viewing nursing and nurse practitioner practice through a social justice lens. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research.

Tarlier, D. (accepted). Transforming NP Practice Through International Volunteerism. British Columbia Nurse Practitioner Association 6th Annual Nurse Practitioner Conference. June 15-17, 2011.
Tarlier, D. (accepted). Envisioning “Visible” Faculty Practice for APNs.  Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses Biennial Conference. September 28-30, 2011.

Tarlier, D. (accepted). Enriching NP Practice, Education, and Scholarship Through International Volunteerism. Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses Biennial Conference. September 28-30, 2011.

Salyers, V., Tarlier, DS., Van Pelt, L., et al. (In press). “Growing” an innovative faculty-driven management team in a distance-delivery NP education program: Thinking outside the box to meet the nursing education and health needs of northern British Columbia, Canada. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.


Medicine Hat College

Current Research:

Melchior, F., Hellman, D., & Robinson, T. The Spanish influenza pandemic (1918-1919): Experiences of rural Canadians in the prairie west.

Sedgewick, M., & Crooks, K. An analysis of the experience of the rural registered nurse entering practice. (Awarded $10,000 from Alberta Rural Development Network.)

Jubelius, M., Fritz, S., & Robinson, T. Nursing student perceptions of hi-fidelity patient simulations: Pre and post experience. Awarded $400 from the Medicine Hat College Institutional Research Fund.

Recent Publications:

Anderson, H., Fortin, D., Linder, I., Utley, K., Bonte-Ely, S., (in review). Simulation in nursing education. Nursing Education Perspectives.

Boschma, G., Grypma, S., & Melchior, F. (2008). Reflections on Researcher Subjectivity and Identity in Nursing History. In S. Lewenson & E. Herrmann (Eds.), Capturing nursing history: A guide to historical methods in research (pp. 99-121). New York: Springer.

Crooks, K. (in press). Rural nursing: A relational phenomenon. In A. Bushy & D. Molinari (Eds.),  Rural nursing: Transition to practice. Springer.

Flaming, D., Barrett-Smith, L., Brown, N., & Corcoran, J. (2009). “Ethics? But it’s only quality improvement!” Health Care Quarterly 12(2), 44-49.


North Island College


Cash, C., & Tate, B. (2008). Creating a community of scholars: Using a community development approach to foster scholarship with nursing faculty. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 5(1).

Kantor, S. A. (2010). Pedagogical change in nursing education: One instructor’s experience. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(7), 414-417.

Kenny, R.F., Park, C., Van Neste-Kenny, J.M.C., Burton, P.A. & Meiers, J. (2009). Using Mobile Learning to Enhance the Quality of Nursing Practice Education. In M. Ally (Ed.), Empowering Learners and Educators with Mobile Learning. Athabasca, AB: Athabasca University Press

Malinsky, L., DuBois, R., & Jacquest, D. (2010) Building scholarship capacity and transforming nurse educators’ practice through institutional ethnography. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship , 7 (1).

Rankin, J., Malinsky, L., Tate, B., & Elana, L. (2010).  Contesting our taken-for-granted understanding of student evaluation: Insights from a team of institutional ethnographers. Journal of Nursing Education, 49 (6), 333-339.

Purkis, M.E., Herringer, B., Stevenson, L., Styles, L., Van Neste-Kenny, J. (2009).  Conditions underpinning success in joint service-education workforce planning. Human Resources for Health, 7(17) (25 Feb 2009)

Kenny, R.F., Park, C.L, Van Neste-Kenny, J.M.C., Burton, P.A., and Meiers, J. (2009). Mobile Learning in Nursing Practice Education: Applying Koole's FRAME model. Journal of Distance Education, 23(3), 75 – 96. Available:

Purkis, M.E., Herringer, B., Stevenson, L., Styles, L., Van Neste-Kenny, J. (2009).  Conditions underpinning success in joint service-education workforce planning. Human Resources for Health, 7(17) (25 Feb 2009)


Kenny, R.F., Park, C.L., Burton, P.A., Meiers, J. & Van Neste-Kenny, J.M.C. (2007, May). Mobile learning to enhance nursing practice education. Paper presented at the joint annual meeting of the Canadian Association for Distance Education and the Association for Media and Technology in Education in Canada, Winnipeg, MB.

Kenny, R.F., Park, C.L., Van Neste-Kenny, J.M.C., & Burton, P.A. (2010, October). Mobile Self-Efficacy in Canadian Nursing Education Programs. Paper presented at mLearn 2010, the 9th World Conference on Mobile Learning, Valletta, Malta (paper accepted).

Park, C.L., Van Neste-Kenny, M.C., Burton, P.A. & Kenny, R.F. (2009, May). The use of mobile technology as a link to students during indirect clinical supervision. Presentation at the second International Conference of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education. Ottawa, ON.

Park, C.L., Meiers, J., Van Neste-Kenny, J.M.C., Burton, P.A., & Kenny, R.F. (2007, August).Using mobile learning to improve the quality of nursing practice education. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Nursing Education Conference, Negotiating Techno-Turbulence in Nursing Education and Practice, Calgary, AB.  

Publications in Proceedings of Conference

Kenny, R.F., Park, C.L., Van Neste-Kenny, J.M.C., & Burton, P.A. (2010, in press). Mobile Self-Efficacy in Canadian Nursing Education Programs. Proceedings of mLearn 2010, the 9th World Conference on Mobile Learning, Valletta, Malta (paper accepted).


Trinity Western University

Accepted Abstracts

Pankratz, D., Meyerhoff, H. (2011, February). Health promotion in elementary schools with baccalaureate nurs-ing students provides collaborative learning experience. WRCASN Conference – Fostering Quality Learning Envi-ronments: Scaling the heights of nursing education‖, February 17 – 19th, Vancouver, BC.

Reimer-Kirkham, S. (2011, January 26). Intersectionality: Religion as more than etc. Invited presentation, In-tersectionality Scholar Reading Group, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C.


Ratner, P. A., & Sawatzky, R. (in press; to be published March 2011). Approaches to the measurement of gender. In J. Oliffe & L. Greaves (Eds.), Designing gender, sex, and health research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Grypma, S. & Wu, N. (in press). China confidential: Methodological and ethical challenges in global nursing histori-ography. Nursing History Review, 10.

Grypma, S. (in press). When we were (almost) Chinese: Identity and the internment of Canadian ‗mish-kid‘ nurses in China, 1941-1945, 3(86). Histoire sociale – Social History.

Grypma, S. (in press). Book review: Caregiving on the periphery: Historical perspectives on nursing and midwifery in Canada. Journal of Medicine and Allied Sciences.

Grypma, S. (2011). Media review: Cultures of health: a historical anthology. Nursing History Review, 19, 198-209

Grypma, S. (2011). In Retrospect: (Re) searching for hidden treasure. Journal of Christian Nursing, 28 (1) 8

Wytenbroek, L., & Grypma, S. (2011). Review essay: Nursing in Newfoundland. Nursing History Review, 19, 214-6

Grypma, S. (2010). In Retrospect: What ever happened to missionary nursing? Journal of Christian Nursing, 27 (4) 288

Brandon University


Chachula, K., Smith, M., & Hyndman, K. (2019). Practical nurses' lived experience of returning to school. Nurse Educator, 44(1), 53-57. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000543

Rohatinsky, N., Chachula, K., Sedgwick, M., Press, M., Compton, R., & Lane, B. (2018). Comparison of nursing student and instructor preferences for block and non-block clinical models. Nurse Educator, 43(4), E1-EE6. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000458

Rohatinsky, N., Chachula, K., Compton, R., Sedgwick, M., Press, M., & Lane, B. (2017). Nursing Student Preference for Block versus Nonblock Clinical Models. Journal of Nursing Education, 56(3), 152-157. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20170222-06

Chachula, K., Myrick, F., & Yonge, O. (2015). Letting go: How newly graduated registered nurses in Western Canada decide to exit the nursing profession. Nurse Education Today, 35, 912-918. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2015.02.024