Program list & descriptions

Nursing ( Doctorate )

The School of Nursing is committed to generating knowledge, research initiatives, professional activities, advancing the nursing profession, and enhancing nursing practice to improve health for individuals, families, community, and society. Through collaborative partnerships among educators, students, health practitioners, researchers, and policy developers, we strive to support health and social change. Our graduate education programs are based on a philosophical model that attends to coherence among and between ontological, epistemological, ethical, and practice dimensions. This model is fostered by values of openness, diversity, scholarship, and service related to human health.


Prerequisite Minimum standing

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Entry point Domestic students International students
September December 1 December 1


  • Employer reference
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of intent
  • Writing sample
  • For details, please consult the Nursing website

Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
General Office 250-721-7954 HSD A402a
Director Susan Duncan 250-721-7953 HSD A402b
Office Manager/Assistant to the Director Shelley Lietaer 250-721-7955 HSD A402a
Administrative Officer Jill Nichol 250-721-6335 HSD A402c

Undergraduate Education

Associate Director Undergraduate Education Karen Evers-Fahey 250-721-7956 HSD A474
Assistant to Associate Director Undergraduate Marius Miklea 250-472-4315 HSD A402a
Assistant, Faculty & On Campus Programs Naomi Poeschek 250-721-6333 HSD A402a
Sessional Support Coordinator Deanna Hutchings 250-721-7962 HSD A439

Undergraduate Education - Admissions & Advising

Admissions Liaison Officer/Student Advisor Paul Meier 250-472-4702 HSD A404
Assistant, Admissions & Advisiing 250-472-4361 HSD A402a

Graduate Education

Associate Director Graduate Education Anne Bruce 250-721-6463 HSD A424

Graduate Education - Admissions & Advising

Coordinator, Student Affairs Lori Klear 250-721-7961 HSD A410
Assistant, Graduate Programs Russell Hawkins 250-721-8994 HSD A402a
Assistant, Graduate Programs Heather Cumming 250-721-6315 HSD A402

Distance Education

Program Coordinator, Distance Education Cindy MacDonald 250-472-4607 HSD A406
Assistant, Distance Education Practice Post RN Diana Gicas 250-721-6470 HSD A402a
Assistant, Distance Education Doug Thompson 250-472-5208 HSD A402a

Practice Education

Practica Coordinator, Graduate Education Carolyn Hammond 250-721-6334 HSD A414
Practica Coordinator, Undergraduate Education Diane MacLeod 250-472-4608 HSD A412
Assistant, Practice Undergraduate On Campus & Graduate Elissa Boyd McGee 250-721-8502 HSD A402
Practica Coordinator, Undergraduate Post Diploma Program Deanne Buchanan 250-721-6523 HSD A430
Assistant, Practica Post Diploma Program Diana Gicas 250-721-6470 HSD A402a

Research & Scholarship

Co-Associate Director Research & Scholarship Kelli Stajduhar 250-721-7487 HSD A474
Co-Associate Director Research & Scholarship Bernie Pauly 250-472-5915 TEF 261

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