Denise Tarlier PhD, NP(F)
Primary Health Care / Primary Care
Advanced Nursing Practice / Nurse Practitioner Practice
Social Justice in Health
Faculty Clinical Practice
Health and Health Outcomes in Rural, Remote and Underserved Communities
International / Global Volunteerism
Advanced practice nurse practitioner practice
Health outcomes in underserved / vulnerable populations
Faculty Clinical Practice
Mixed methods research
2006: PhD University of British Columbia
Dissertation: Nursing Practice, Continuity of Care, and Maternal-Infant Health Outcomes in a Remote First Nations Community
2001: MSN University of British Columbia
Thesis: Voices From the Wilderness: An Interpretive Study Describing the Role and Practice of Outpost Nurses
1996: DOCHN [Diploma in Outpost & Community Health Nursing] Dalhousie University
1992: BSN University of British Columbia
1982: General Nursing Diploma British Columbia Institute of Technology
Salyers, V., Tarlier, D., Van Pelt, L., Bailles, J., Beaveridge, J., Lapadat, C., & Laxton, L. (2012). "Growing" an innovative faculty-driven management team in a distance-delivery NP education program: Thinking outside the box to meet the nursing education and health needs of northern British Columbia, Canada. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00725.x
Tarlier, DS & Browne, AJ. (2011). Remote Nursing Certified Practice: Viewing Nursing and Nurse Practitioner Practice Through a Social Justice Lens. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 43(2), 38-61.
Browne, A.J. & Tarlier, D.S. (2008) Examining the potential of nurse practitioners from a critical social justice perspective. Nursing Inquiry, 15(2), 83-93.
Tarlier, D.S., Browne, A.J, & Johnson, J.L. (2007) Influence of geographical and social distance on nursing practice and continuity of care. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 39(3), 126-148.
Tarlier, DS. (2005). Mediating the meaning of evidence through epistemological diversity. Nursing Inquiry, 12 (2), 126-134.
Tarlier, DS. (2004). Beyond caring: the moral and ethical bases of responsive nurse-patient relationships. Nursing Philosophy, 5, 230-41.
Tarlier, DS, Johnson, JL & Whyte, NB (2003). Voices from the wilderness: an interpretive study describing the role and practice of outpost nurses. Canadian Journal of Public Health 94(3), 180-184.
Cummings, G., Fraser, K. & Tarlier, DS (2003). Implementing ANP roles in acute care: an evaluation of organizational change. Journal of Nursing Administration 33(3), 139-145.
Tarlier, D.S. (2012). Chapter 26. Mediating the meaning of evidence through epistemological diversity. In P. Reed, & N. Shearer (Eds.), Perspectives on Nursing Theory (6th ed.). Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. (reprinted from Nursing Inquiry, 12(2), 126-134).
Tarlier, D.S. (2009) Chapter 17: Breasts and regional lymphatics. (adapted content for 1st Canadian edition). In C. Jarvis, A.J. Browne, J. MacDonald-Jenkins, & M. Luctkar-Flude (Eds.). Physical Examination & Health Assessment (First Canadian Edition). (Toronto: Elsevier. www.elseviercanada.com/jarvis/authors.htm)
Tarlier, D. & Andrews, M.E. (accepted). Patterns and Support of NP Faculty Clinical Practice in Canada. British Columbia Nurse Practitioner Association 7th Annual Nurse Practitioner Conference. Nurse Practitioners; Opening Doors to Health. Richmond, BC. May 30-June 1, 2012.
Tarlier, D. (2011). Envisioning Visible Faculty Practice for APNs. Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses Biennial Conference. Diversity in Advanced Practice Nursing: Boundless Horizons. Saskatoon, SK. September 28-30, 2011.
Tarlier, D. (2011). Enriching NP Practice, Education, and Scholarship Through International Volunteerism. Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses Biennial Conference. Diversity in Advanced Practice Nursing: Boundless Horizons. Saskatoon, SK.
Tarlier, D. (2011). Transforming NP Practice Through International Volunteerism. British Columbia Nurse Practitioner Association 6th Annual Nurse Practitioner Conference. Changing Health, Changing Health Care. Richmond, BC. June 15-17, 2011.
Tarlier, D.S., & Browne, A.J. (2010). Implications of "certified practices": Viewing remote area NP practice in the province of British Columbia through a critical social justice lens. Ethel Johns Forum, Vancouver, BC, February 6, 2010.
Tarlier, Denise S., Salyers, V., Bailles, J., Beaveridge, J., Lapadat, C-M., Robertson-Laxton, L., Van Pelt, L. (2010). Building a faculty-driven management team in a distance-delivery NP program: Thinking outside the box to meet northern health and education needs. CASN 2010 National Nurse Educators Conference, Winnipeg, MB, May 3-6, 2010.
2005 to present
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Thompson Rivers University
2007 to present
Family Nurse Practitioner (casual status)
Interior Health Authority
3rd Year Nursing:
Nurs 3500 (3,0,0) Health & Healing VII: Promoting Community and Societal Health
Nurs 3510 (0,3,6P) Nursing Practice V
Family Nurse Practitioner graduate courses (UNBC courses taught by agreement with TRU):
2009-2012 Nurs 608(3) Ethics, Accountability and Responsibility for Practice
2009 Nurs 606(3) Developing Nursing Knowledge
2009 Nurs 607(3) Applying Research and Evidence to Practice
2009- present: UNBC Nurse Practitioner Program Leadership Team (secondment by UNBC): As a member of the NPLT I provide leadership, support and mentoring to new NP faculty to ensure efficient and effective program operation, and to develop capacity in NP faculty.
British Columbia Nurse Practitioner Association
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Canadian Nurses Association
Current Registrations / Licenses / Certifications:
College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (registered Family Nurse Practitioner)
Colorado State Board of Nursing (licensed Family Nurse Pracitioner)
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (U.S. national certification: Family Nurse Practitioner)