Dr. Maureen Ryan

Dr. Maureen Ryan
Position
Teaching Professor (tenured), Associate Dean Academic - Faculty of Human & Social Development
School of Nursing
Contact
Office: HSD A102a
Credentials

RN, BN, MN, PhD

Area of expertise

Nursing Education Scholarship; Indigenous Health and Well-being; Community Health; Participatory Action Research; Critical Social theory

I am a daughter, sister, cousin, mother, friend, and nurse education scholar who shares a history with Mi’kmaq and Irish immigrants who settled along the Miramichi River in New Brunswick.  I acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose relationships with the land remain unbroken to this day. As a visitor to this land, I commit to actions and practices that uphold Indigenous self-determination; as a nurse educator I seek to interrupt Indigenous specific racism across all education and health care institutions.

I acknowledge the privilege I have been granted to settle, work, and raise a family on this land. 

I am currently on leave from the School of Nursing to assume the role of Associate Dean, Academic for the Faculty of Human and Social Development. Over the next 5 years I will be assisting the Dean in the administration and promotion of the faculty’s commitment to decolonizing, anti-racist and anti-oppressive leadership in the pursuit of fair and equitable teaching, research and practice by contributing to on- going development and implementation of the faculty’s strategic vision, in concert with the University’s strategic priorities.

As the Associate Dean key strategic responsibilities include,

  • supporting the faculty in advancing new inclusive, respectful academic programs or initiatives, and promoting and coordinating the development of innovative curricula that includes a range of perspectives and supports students’ intercultural understanding and competency
  • alongside the Indigenous Strategic lead collectively support and advance Indigenous scholarship, decolonized curricula and pedagogies and cultural humility within our academic and with the partners and communities we serve
  • working closely with the Associate Dean Research in developing and deepening linkages between teaching/learning and research within the faculty, and
  • fostering cross-Faculty collaboration on curriculum, academic programs, and pedagogical initiatives

Alongside varied administrative duties such as Chairing HSD level curriculum committees I also provide service across a range of duties to the University of Victoria.  For example, I am the Teaching Stream Mentor for the University of Victoria Joint Mentorship program. I also participate as a faculty member on the University of Victoria Equity Action Plan Reflection and Challenge Committee.

Research

My approach to research follows two complementary paths; that of critical participatory action research and/or following the oeuvre of Michel Foucault archaeology and genealogy of knowledge or stated another way, critically engaging with effective histories of present day truths.  I believe that truth as a social, political and material reality is not discovered by research rather engaging in participatory research creates space to appreciate the ways ‘truths’ shape the everyday experience.

Teaching

I strongly believe that the University can be a place to critically reflect on all that shapes the world within which our students live, and through reading, dialogue, writing, all forms of creative experience both professors and students are privileged, granted a privilege to engage in acts that celebrate diversity, reconcile histories, promote social justice and collaborate with others to create a better place of being for future generations. 

I purposefully teach from ‘theory to practice’ and back again taking up the notion of holism as a bridging concept between nursing and indigenous knowledges.

Awards

  • 2019 Teaching Stream Faculty Scholarship Award

  • 2018 Teaching Stream Faculty Scholarship Award

  • 2017 Teaching Stream Faculty Scholarship Award

  • 2016 Center for Interprofessional Clinical Simulation Impact Award

  • 2016 Teaching Stream-Faculty Scholarship Award, Learning Teaching Center University of Victoria

  • 2015 Teaching-Stream Faculty Scholarship Award, Learning Teaching Center University of Victoria

  • 2015 Vice President Academic and Provost Single Year Award

  • 2014 Teaching-Stream Faculty Scholarship Award, Learning Teaching Center University of Victoria

  • 2013 Teaching-Stream Faculty Scholarship Award, Learning Teaching Center University of Victoria

  • 2012 Senior Instructor Scholarship Award, Learning Teaching Center University of Victoria

Publications

  • Campbell, S.H., MacPhee, M., & Ryan, M. (2018). Chapter 5: Innovative Approaches to Simulation-Based Faculty Development. In S.H. Campbell & K. Daley (eds) Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators: Making it REAL (3rd Ed). (pp.37-46). New York, N.Y.: Springer Publishing Company, Inc.

  • Ryan, M. & Holland, M. (2018). Chapter 22 Preparing prelicensure nursing students for clinical practice in pediatric acute care settings and interprofessional in situ simulations. In S.H. Campbell & K. Daley (eds) Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators: Making it REAL (3rd Ed). (pp.265-272). New York, N.Y.: Springer Publishing Company, Inc.

  • Bishop, J., Ryan, M., Holland, M. & Carrick, E. (2018). Chapter 48 Interprofessional Team Simulation Pediatric Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) in respiratory failure due to severe bronchiolitis. In S.H. Campbell & K. Daley (eds) Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators: Making it REAL (3rd Ed). (pp.571-584). New York, N.Y.: Springer Publishing Company, Inc.

  • Ryan, M., Macdonald, A., Farrell, B & Abbey, D. (2018). Chapter 39 Interdisciplinary Education in Simulation: Bridging the gap between academic and career competencies. In S.H. Campbell & K. Daley (eds) Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators: Making it REAL (3rd Ed). (pp.457-468). New York, N.Y.: Springer Publishing Company, Inc.

  • MacKinnon, K., Marcellus, L., Rivers, J., Gordon, C., Ryan, M and Butcher, D. (2016).  Student and educator experiences of maternal child simulation-based learning: a systematic review of qualitative evidence.  JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, (in press)

  • MacKinnon, K., Marcellus, L., Rivers, J., Gordon, C., Ryan, M and Butcher, D. (2015).  Student and educator experiences of maternal child simulation-based learning: protocol for a systematic review of qualitative evidence.  JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 13(1), 14-26.

  • Ryan, M., Walker, M., Scaia, M., and Smith, V. (2013). (un)disciplining the nurse writer: doctoral students’ perspective on writing capacity. Nursing Inquiry (in press)

  • MacNeil, J. & Ryan, M. (2013).  Enacting global health in the nursing classroom. Nurse Education Today, (in press)

  • Ryan, M., Yeung, R., Bass, M., Kapil, M., Slater, S. & Creedon, K. (2012). Developing research capacity among graduate students in an interdisciplinary environment. Higher Education Research and Development, 31(4), 557-569.

Projects

Current
  • 2020 Instilling service-based learning through the BSN program” PI: Maureen Ryan (U Vic) and Co-investigator: Nancy Clark (U Vic). Community-engaged learning grant University of Victoria $5000
  • 2020 “Reawakening a caring culture in health care: Nurses leading transformation in health systems.  PI: Hills, M & Hollins, L.  Co-investigators: Carrol, S., Duncan, S. Ryan, M., Nedzelski, D. & Wignall, A.  Vancouver Foundation Field of Interest Systems Change Development Grant. $20,000
Completed
  • “Patient Simulation Interprofessional Education Pathway Program”.  (2016-2017) PI:  Maureen Ryan (U Vic) Darin Abbey (CICSL).  Co-investigators: Anna McDonald (CICSL), Sara Burdens (UBC-IMP), Christie Diamond (IH) Diane Sawchuk (IH).  Island Health Research Development Fund $9800.
  • “Instilling simulation pedagogy through the BSN Curriculum”.  (2016-2017).  PI: Maureen Ryan (U Vic).  Coinvestigators:  Young, L. (UVic); Abbey, D. (CICSL); Converse, Mary (U Vic) Dompierre, K. (Camosun College); Hebrig, S. (Camosun College); McDonald, C (Camosun).  Learning Teaching Center UVic ICCR Grant $5500.
  • “Safe Patient Handover Communication Curriculum:  Implementing a Method for Operationalizing Good Handover Practices Amongst Interprofessional Student Teams in an Emergency-Based Patient Care Simulation” (2016-2017). PI: Maureen Ryan (U Vic).  Co investigators: Farrell, B (UBC Medicine); MacDonald, A (Island Health-Center for Interprofessional Clinical Simulation Learning). UBC Medicine $45,000.
  • Self, peer and faculty evaluation of students’ health communication skills: a pilot study of nursing students in British Columbia using the Health Communication Assessment Tool (HCAT) in simulation modules”(2016-2017).  PI: Suzanne Campbell (UBC Nursing) Co-investigators: Bontinen, K (Douglas College); duManoir, C (UBCO); Haley, A (UFV); Jackson, L (UFV); Kirk, L (Douglas College); Lim, X (UBC); Marcellus, L (UVic); Murdoch, N (UBCO); Ryan, M (UVic); Wong, S (BCIT). UBC Medicine $7500.00.
  • “Safe Patient Handover Communication Curriculum” (2014-2016) PI:  Elspeth MacDougall (UBC) & Marcellus, L (UVic).  Co-investigators Hill, W (UBC); Marck, P (UBCO); Clark, J (UBCO); Campbell, S (UBC); Ryan, M (UVic); Reid, C (UBCO); Wong, S (BCIT). TLEF UBC $45,000.00.