About the Authors

Renée Anderson teaches in the BScN program at Thompson Rivers University. She started nursing with an RN diploma and realized that more education would open more doors in the future. That led to the completion of an undergraduate degree from University of Victoria through UCC and then a Masters of Nursing through Athabasca University where she focused her studies on nursing and adult learning and development. Her nursing background has included mostly med -surg acute care with a year of pediatrics at the start of her nursing career. She began teaching as a contract clinical instructor in 2000 and eventually added pharmacology, nursing psychomotor skills and simulation to her teaching tool kit. Her service work at TRU has included both member and leadership roles in   the program evaluation committee, curriculum committee, nursing resource committee and BScN practice lead. At the university level  she  has cochaired  and been a member of the  Teaching Practices Colloquium Committee and is currently a member of the University Tenure and Promotion Committee.





Andrea Sullivan teaches at Thompson Rivers University in the BScN program. She completed her BScN at the University of BC and her Masters of Nursing through Athabasca University, where she focused her studies on teaching and simulation in nursing education. She has over 27 years as a front line nurse in a variety of practice areas. Most of her nursing has focused on critical care, with over 17 years in Intensive care, but she has also worked in home health, community prevention services and the emergency department. She began her teaching as a contract clinical instructor for critical care and fell in love with teaching. At Thompson Rivers University she started as a contract clinical instructor in 2006, then a few years later was hired full time. She has taught clinical practice on a medical ward and also long-term care areas. She has taught a variety of courses including pharmacology, pathophysiology, health promotion, relational practice, preceptorship, lab theory and practice, and simulation. Her service work includes both a member and leadership roles on many committees, including at the university, community and School of Nursing level.  She has served as Chairperson of the BScN program for five years, and currently is the Open Learning – Nursing Program Lead.  Her current interests are simulation education and developing clinical reasoning to prepare the next generation of nurses.



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