In late November I was offered my dream job as an Assistant Professor at the University of New Brunswick in the Faculty of Nursing (I enthusiastically accepted!). I am getting ready to board the train on the tenure track and plunged right into writing my first CIHR grant as a PI. Not for the reasons … Continue reading Grant Writing Success
Last term I taught the 3rd year data analysis course for nursing students at Western. Boy, was it a ton of work! Overall, I really enjoyed the experience and learned a lot about how teaching and learning has changed since I first began university back in 2001. Currently I am teaching a graduate-level course in … Continue reading Lessons from my First Year of University Teaching
Nurses are a valuable part of our health care system and we work very hard to deliver good patient care. As a profession we sometimes get a bad rap for not being exemplars of health because some nurses are overweight. I would like to change the channel on this discussion and approach this issue from … Continue reading Thoughts about Nurses and Strength Training
I just got back from my first Academy of Management Conference and I was astonished by the emphasis on the importance and status of publishing in "A-level" management and business journals. In nursing there is not a whole lot of emphasis on this and I started to wonder why not? Is it because I'm … Continue reading Do Impact Factors Matter in Nursing?
For my first post, I thought I would share with you a little bit about what inspired me to pursue a career in nursing and academics. My career journey hasn't exactly been straight forward. When I was five years old I dreamed of being an author when I grew up. My friend Meaghan and I … Continue reading Why I am still in school…