Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Kathryn Banks, PhD, MSN, BN, RN

Kathryn Banks, PhD, MSN, BN, RN

Kathryn Banks, PhD, MSN, BN, RN

Name: Kathryn Banks, PhD, MSN, BN, RN
Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 250-828-5476
Email: kbanks@tru.ca

Interests

My clinical background has focused on working with families and women's health issues. I started my nursing career as a pediatric nurse. Since then I have worked in a variety of clinical roles with women during the childbearing period (prenatal care, diagnosis of fetal issues, postnatal care, street drug and alcohol abuse, youth clinic nurse, sexual assault nurse examiner, telephone triage nurse, community health nurse in remote nursing stations and health centers in First Nations and Inuit communities). I use my clinical knowledge to inform my teaching and program of research. I am passionate about nursing and feel privileged to support students to develop their potential as nurses.

Research Interests

Women's Health Issues across the Lifespan
Maternal-Child Health
Vulnerable Families
Intimate Partner Violence
Nursing Leadership
Research Ethics Boards

Education

PhD in Nursing Degree (2012)
University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing
Edmonton, Alberta

Master of Science in Nursing Degree (1993)
The University of British Columbia, School of Nursing
Vancouver, British Columbia

Bachelor of Nursing Degree (1986)
Dalhousie University, School of Nursing
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Diploma in Nursing (1981)
Yarmouth Regional Hospital School of Nursing
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Publications

PUBLICATIONS
Banks, K. & Cole, L. (2002). Drugged and sexually assaulted. Canadian Nurse, 98(3), 16-20.

MacLeod, M.L.P., Kulig, J., Stewart, N.J., Pitblado, J.R., Banks, K., D'Arcy, C., Forbes, D., Lazure, G., Martin-Misener, R., Medves, J., Morgan, D., Morton, A.M., Remus, G., Smith, B., Thomlinson, E., Voght, C., Zimmer, L., & Bentham, D. (2004). The Nature of Nursing Practice in Rural and Remote Canada (Research Report). The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. Ottawa, ON.

MacLeod, M.L.P., Misener, R.M., Banks, K., Morton, A. M., Voght, C., & Bentham, D. (2008). I'm a different kind of nurse: Advice from nurses in rural and remote Canada. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 21(3), 40-53.

Misener, R.M., MacLeod, M.L.P., Banks, K., Morton, A. M., Voght, C., & Bentham, D. (2008). There's rural and then there's rural: Advice from nurses providing primary healthcare in northern remote communities. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 21(3), 54-63

PRESENTATIONS
Paper 21th Annual Western Perinatal Research Meeting, Banff, AB, February 14-16, 2013
Intimate Partner Violence during Pregnancy, Understanding the Tension between Making a Decision to Stay or Leave and Becoming a Mother from the Woman's Perspective

Paper Western Northwestern Region Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN) Conference in Edmonton, AB, February 21-23, 2013
Helping Students to Incorporate the Social Determinants of Health When Working with Vulnerable Populations

Paper International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHN)
Transforming Community Health: The Nursing Impact, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 13- 14, 2013
Exploring the Tension between Making a Decision to Stay or Leave and Becoming a Mother for Women who Experience Intimate Partner Violence during Pregnancy

Paper 3rd National Conference Canadian Association of Perinatal & Women's Health Nurses, Evolving Through the Mist of Change, Niagara Falls, Ontario, November 21-23, 2013
Understanding the Tension between Making a Decision to Stay or Leave and Becoming a Mother for Women who Experience Intimate Partner Violence during Pregnancy

Paper UNBC Northwest Campus Public Presentation, Terrace, BC, October 08, 2014
Challenges for Women who Experience Intimate Partner Violence during Pregnancy

Poster International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHN)
Changing Populations, Changing Needs: Directions and Models for Community Orientated Community Primary Care, Canterbury, England, September 14-15, 2016
Learning about Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in the Context of a Middle Eastern Country

Employment History

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Thompson Rivers University
School of Nursing
Assistant Professor, January 2017 (present position)
Kamloops, British Columbia

University of Calgary in Qatar
College of Nursing
Doha, Qatar

University of Northern British Columbia, Nursing Program
Northwest Regional Campus
Assistant Professor & Acting-Undergraduate Program Coordinator,
Terrace, British Columbia

University of Northern British Columbia, Nursing Program
Assistant Professor
Prince George, British Columbia

University of Victoria, School of Nursing
Sessional Instructor
Langara Campus, Vancouver, British Columbia

Courses Taught

Nursing 1830 Health & Healing 2: Health Indicators Across the Lifespan (81 students) Winter 2017
Nursing 2740/2840 Nursing Practice IV: Maternal Child Health (6 students for 84.5 hours) Winter 2017

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing (CASN)
Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women's Health Nurses (CAPWHN)
International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR)
International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, (Member Scholar)

Canadian Nurses Association
Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (associate)
College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (non-practicing)
UK Nursing & Midwifery Council Registered Nurse Adult
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