Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Cheryl Zawaduk

Cheryl Zawaduk

Cheryl Zawaduk

Name: Dr. Cheryl Zawaduk
Position: Professor Emerita
Affiliation: Respice Adspice Prospice
Phone: 250-374-5025


Nursing Education Leadership
Curriculum Evaluation
Program Evaluation
Rural Nursing and Health
Blended Learning Environments
Population Health
Home Health Nursing
Paid Undergraduate Nurse Employment

Research Interests

Rural Undergraduate Education
Practice-Education Innovation
Nursing Education Program Inquiry
Health and Human Resource Planning


1976: Diploma Nursing (Cariboo College)
1985: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (University of Victoria)
1994: Masters of Science [Community Health & Education], (University of Portland)
2011: EdD [Educational Leadership) (Simon Fraser University)


Tate, Betty; Chapman, Marilyn; Zawaduk, Cheryl; and Callaghan, Doris (2018) Valuing Curriculum Evaluation as Scholarship: A Process of Developing a Community of Scholars,Quality Advancement in Nursing Education Vol. 4: Iss. 1, Article 1.

Simpson, Sharon D.; Jakubec, Sonya L.; Zawaduk, Cheryl; and Lyall, Cheryl (2015) "Integrating Global Citizenship through Local Teaching Practices," Quality Advancement in Nursing Education Avances en formation infirmire: Vol. 1: Iss. 2, Article 2.

Zawaduk, C. ( MN Proposal for TRU SON 2014

Zawaduk, C., Duncan, S., Mahara, MS., Tate, B, Callaghan, D., McCullough, D., Chapman, M. & Van Neste-Kenny, J. (2014), Mission possible: twenty-five years of university and college collaboration in baccalaureate nursing education, Journal of Nursing Education, 53 (10), 580-588

Zawaduk, Healey-Ogden, Farrell, Lyall, & Taylor (2014) Educator informed practice within a triadic preceptorship model, Nursing Education in Practice, 14 (2)

2014 Program Completion and Graduate Follow-Up Surveysfor Class of 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Design, Collection, Analysis, Written Report (with Lyall, Lussier, Anderson, Seibel)

07/11 It Takes a Village Rural Nursing Preceptorships as Cultural Mediation Source: Simon Fraser University, Thompson Rivers University, Interior Health Authority. Role: Principal Investigator (with EdD Supervisory Committee Dr. Fettes, Dr. MacLeod and Dr. Madoc- Jones)

2010 Williams Lake Town Hall meeting. Designed and facilitated implementation of a faculty and community consultation about TRU programming in Williams Lake using World Caf?? principles and nominal group process. Collated results and documented.

09 10 TRU School of Nursing MSN Planning: Environmental Scan: Interest Survey for Registered Nurses and 3rd and 4th year B.SC.N. Students Role: Co-investigator. (with Graduate Studies Committee)

09-10 Interior Health Authority Grant-In-Aid ($90,000). Role: Contract Review/Signatory. Design and administer criteria for research/project application and selection.

06-07 Transition to Canadian Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses (Phase 1), $20,000 BC Ministry of Economic Development, Role: Research Consultant.

05 06 Rural Undergraduate Nursing Educational Experience (Pilot Project Funded by InteriorHealth Authority, $30,000) Source: Interior Health Professional Practice Office. Role: Project Lead and Principle Investigator. Co-Investigator: S. Johansen.

01 04 Paid Undergraduate Nurse Evaluation Project Source: B.C. Health Action Plan. Role: Co-Investigator ($10,000, Ministry of Advanced Education)

2005 2006 Post-Diploma B.SC.N. Program: Coming to Know Graduate Perspectives Faculty Supervisor/Co-Investigator (with DS, UBC MSN )

Employment History

2017: TRU OL Qualifying Courses: Psychiatric/Mental Nursing Self-Evaluation Report for CRNBC Education Program Review Committee
2017: TRU OL Qualifying Courses: Perinatal Nursing Self-Evaluation Report for CRNBC Education Program Review Committee
2010-2014 Assistant Professor/Practice Placement Coordinator BScN Program
2008-2010 Interim Dean, SON TRU
2007-2008 Acting Academic/Nursing Director OL-TRU
2006-2007 Program Coordinator Return to RN Practice and Transition to Canadian Nursing (Open Learning-TRU)
2001-2006 Assistant Professor BSN Program TRU
2001-2002 Level Coord and Program Advisor BSN Yr 3-4
1998-2001 Chairperson, Nursing Program (TRU)
1993-1998 Level Coordinator and Nurse Educator, Year 3 TRU Nursing
1985-1993 Nurse Educator, Year 3 TRU Nursing
1988-1989 Program Coordinator, RPN/RN Access

Courses Taught

2012 Developed new learning activity for Nurs 4210 identified in revised CAEN
curriculum. From every-day practice decisions to healthcare delivery systems:
Continuity as fundamental
2012 Expanded Knowledge Exchange Seminar Strategy using E-Technology:
Community of Practice Seminar: creating a virtual place for professional
development to include online Communities of Practice for Mental Health,
Maternal-Child, Surgical/Medical Units, and Critical Care
2011 Nurs 4210 Nursing Practice 8: Transitions Complex
Nursing Practice (Rural Nursing Practice)
2007-2008 Lead substantial program revision of the Return To Registered Nurse
Practice Program for distance delivery via Open Learning Thompson Rivers
University including program philosophy, course outlines, learning resources, and
delivery methods. Secured recognition from CRNBC.
2006 Learning Activity: Living Rural Practice Ethics, Coming to Know Rural Health
Context, Issues and Resources, Telehealth and Rural Acute Care.
2006 Heal 401: Health Policy
2003-2006 Nurs 430: Nurses Influencing Change: Theory
2003-2006 Nurs 431: Nurses Influencing Change: Practice
2004 Nurs 318 Teaching and Learning for Prevention
2004 Nurs 350/351: Health Promotion and Community Development Practice
2002 Nurs 421: Complex Episodic Nursing Practice
2002 Nurs 338: Consolidated Practice III: Focus onHospital Based-Nursing Practice
2001-2005 Nurs 380/381: Developed Taught Community-Home Care Nursing
Certificate Program for Registered Nurses
2001 Nurs 315: Prevention
2000 Nurs 341: Nursing Inquiry
1999 Pharmacology: Knowledge for Nursing Practice. (Curriculum Development)

Professional Affiliations

TRU School of Nursing Program Advisory Committee Alumni Rep (2016-2018)
Kamloops Grasslands Probus Club Vice President (2016-2017) and President (2017-2018)