Selkirk College, Attn: Nicole Brown
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC, V1N 4L3, Canada
I have had the pleasure of teaching in the BSN program at Selkirk College for the past seven years. Previous to that, I taught in the BSN programs at the College of the Rockies and the University of Victoria. I currently teach in all four years of the nursing program which keeps me on my toes and deeply immersed in the leveling of our curriculum across the four years of our program. I graduated with Honours from the University of Western Ontario with a BScN undergraduate degree in 2001. I completed my Masters in Public Health with a specialization in Nursing (Hons) in 2007. My background is in mental health and addictions and I worked for ten years in acute and community based mental health settings across the life span prior to becoming an educator. My research and life interests include understanding how we communicate and are in relationship with each other, concepts of social justice in health care practice, advocacy and global perspectives of health. I am interested in asking questions and supporting students to think deeply about how they are situated in the health care system and how we always have the opportunity to advocate more strongly, practice with more presence, and support our clients to always be the experts in their own health care journey. I feel very blessed to live, learn and teach in the Kootenays!