Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Noeman Mirza, RN, PhD

Noeman Mirza, RN, PhD

Noeman Mirza, RN, PhD

Name: Dr. Noeman Mirza, RN, PhD
Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 250-371-5536
Email: nmirza@tru.ca

Interests

Abductive reasoning in nursing education
Interprofessional clinical reasoning in simulation
Complex continuing care and chronic disease management
Practice readiness of new nursing graduates
Impact of healthcare restructuring on rural and remote aging
Use of animations in teaching and learning
Facilitators and barriers to knowledge translation

Research Interests

Research Methodology Expertise:

Quantitative Methodology
Quasi-Experiments & Intervention Studies
Concept Analyses & Integrative Reviews
Focus Groups & Interviews

Funded Research:

2017-2018: $11,425 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), Convening and Collaborating (C2) Grant
Principal Investigator, Engaging the Researching Older Adults' Repositioning (ROAR) study participants in the interpretation and dissemination of older adults' views on primary and community care in BC's Central Interior.

2016-2017: $15,000 Interior Health Evidence Informed Practice (EVIP) Grant
Co-Principal Investigator, Researching Older Adults' Repositioning (ROAR): An exploratory study on older adults' views on health care restructuring in BC's central interior.
*Allan Bishop, Research Assistant (BSW Student) & CIHR Undergraduate Health Professional Student Award ($4,251) Trainee
*Elizabeth Brown, Community-Based Researcher (2017) & Final Practicum BSW Student (2016)
*Marina Troke, Research Assistant (BScN Student)

2016-2017: $10,000 TRU Research Groups and Centres Fund
Principal Investigator, Collaboratory for Educational Research and Development (Research Centre)

2016-2017: $4,861 TRU Internal Research Fund
Principal Investigator, Effects of multi-session abductive reasoning training on hypothesis generation abilities of BScN students: A pilot study.

2016-2017: $1,500 Collaboratory for Educational Research and Development Pilot Project Fund
Co-Principal Investigator, Impact of interprofessional collaboration on nursing and respiratory therapy students' diagnostic and intervention accuracy in simulation.

2016-2017: $1,500 Collaboratory for Educational Research and Development Pilot Project Fund
Co-Principal Investigator, Nursing students' perspectives of a simulated situation involving medical assistance in dying (MAiD).

2016-2017: $1,500 Collaboratory for Educational Research and Development Pilot Project Fund
Co-Principal Investigator, Development and Pilot-Testing of the Indigenous Cultural Competence Assessment Tool.

2016-2017: $3,000 TRU Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Fund
Research Mentor/Supervisor, Mia Dzinic (Third-year BScN student)

2013-2015: $11,500 McMaster University & RNAO Nursing Research Interest Group, Doctoral Research Award
Principal Investigator, Effects of abductive reasoning training on hypothesis generation abilities of first and second-year BScN students.

2011-2012: $18,000 Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, Best Practice Guideline Implementation Fellowship
Clinical Fellow, Exploration of facilitators and barriers to nurses' uptake of best practices aimed at preventing falls and fall-related injuries among older adults living with complex chronic illnesses and disabilities.

2005-2006: $4,251 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Health Professional Student Research Award
Principal Investigator, Effectiveness of two faith-based drop-in outreach programs in meeting the needs of persons with low socioeconomic status (homeless and poor) living in downtown Hamilton

Unfunded Research:

2015-2017: International Learning Collaborative (ILC), Did not apply for funding.
Co-Principal Investigator, Nursing students' understanding of fundamentals of care.

2006-2007: Ontario Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Student research project.
Principal Investigator, Students' comfort with webcam invigilation of online exams.

Education

2015: PhD, McMaster University
Thesis: Effects of abductive reasoning training on hypothesis generation abilities of baccalaureate nursing students.
GPA 4.0 (Promoted to PhD without having to complete MScN due to excellent academic achievement)

2006: BScN, McMaster University
Dean's Honour List

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journals:

Akhtar-Danesh, N., & Mirza, N. (2017). Relation between manual rotation and abductive reasoning in Q-methodology. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 5(3), 198-204.

Mirza, N. (2015). Effects of abductive reasoning training on hypothesis generation abilities of first and second year baccalaureate nursing students (Doctoral dissertation). Hamilton, ON: McMaster University.

Mirza, N., Akhtar-Danesh, N., Staples, E., Martin, L., & Noesgaard, C. (2014). Comparative analysis of external validity reporting in non-randomized intervention studies. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 46(4), 47-64.

Mirza, N., Akhtar-Danesh, N., Noesgaard, C., Martin, L., & Staples, E. (2014). A concept analysis of abductive reasoning. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(9), 1980-1994.

Mirza, N., & Staples, E. (2010). Webcam as a new invigilation method: Students' comfort and potential for cheating. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(2), 116-119.

Recent Conference Presentations:

Merriman, C., Jangland, S., Mirza, N., Conroy, T., Suzui, E., Nishimura, A., & Ewens, A. (2017). What are the care needs of the patient? Nursing students' understanding of fundamentals of care: A study in five countries. RCN International Nursing Research Conference. Oxford, UK.

Mirza, N. (2017). Using animations to promote nursing students' reasoning abilities. Regional WNRCASN Conference. Victoria, BC.

Mirza, N., Noyes, H., & McKenzie, W. (2017). A pilot study on the impact of interprofessional collaboration on nursing and respiratory therapy students' diagnostic and intervention accuracy in a simulated care situation with increased complexity. Regional WNRCASN Conference. Victoria, BC.

Akhtar-Danesh, N., & Mirza, N. (2016). Is there a relationship between abductive reasoning and manual rotation in Q-methodology? Annual Conference: International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity. New Orleans, LA.

Mirza, N. (2016). Abductive reasoning: A teaching and learning strategy to enhance complex thinking. National CASN Conference. Toronto, ON.

Mirza, N. (2016). Effects of abductive reasoning training on hypothesis generation of BScN students. Regional WNRCASN Conference. Saskatoon, SK.

Mirza, N. (2016). Effects of abductive reasoning training on hypothesis generation of BScN students. Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI.

Mirza, N. (2013). Preventing fall-related injuries among older adults living with chronic disease. Biennial CGNA Conference. Vancouver, BC.

Mirza, N. (2012). Lessons learned from RNAO's knowledge translation fellowship initiative. Natinoal CASN Conference. Toronto, ON.

Reviewer:

2016: Caregiving strategies for older adults with delirium, dementia and depression. Best Practice Guidelines, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)

Employment History

Research:

2016-Present: Director, Collaboratory for Educational Research and Development (Research Centre), Thompson Rivers University

Education:

2015-Present: Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Thompson Rivers University
2012-2015: Lab Instructor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
2009-2014: Clinical Instructor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
2008-2011: Teaching Assistant, School of Nursing, McMaster University

Practice:

2013-Present: Registered Nurse, University Health Network, Toronto, ON
2006-Present: Registered Nurse, Sinai Health System, Toronto, ON

Courses Taught

Graduate Teaching:

Present: Course Developer. School of Nursing, Thompson Rivers University
*Research in Healthcare (HLTH 6000).

Undergraduate Teaching:

2015-Present: Assistant Professor. School of Nursing, Thompson Rivers University
*Nursing Practice: Promoting Health & Healing (NURS 2740)
*Professional Practice: Foundations to the Discipline of Nursing (NURS 1700)

2012-2015: Lab Instructor. Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
*Theory and Technique: Injection Administration

2009-2014: Clinical Instructor. Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
*Lifespan: Older Persons and their Families (NUR 360)

2008-2011: Teaching Assistant. School of Nursing, McMaster University
*Advanced Nursing Concepts (NURSING 4P04 & 4Q04)
*Research Appraisal & Utilization (HTH SCI 3C04)
*Introduction to Social Determinants of Health (HTH SCI 2RR3)
*Introduction to Nursing and Health (NURSING 1F03 & 1G03)

Guest Lectures:

2016 & 2107: Knowledge Translation: Moving Research to Practice, School of Nursing, Thompson Rivers University
Course: Professional Practice: Nursing Research (3rd year)

2016: Human Rights and Persecution, School of Nursing, Thompson Rivers University
Course: Health and healing: Global health perspectives (3rd year)

2014: Knowledge Translation and Fall Prevention, Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Course: Lifespan: Older persons and their families

Consultations:

2011-2012: Nursing Advisory Council, Sinai Health System, Toronto, ON
Topic 1: Facilitators and barriers to the implementation of best practices
Topic 2: Relational empowerment: Empowering nurses for practice change

2011-2012: Interprofessional Student Lunch & Learn Sessions, Sinai Health System , Toronto, ON
Topic 1: Safety huddles: The key to preventing falls among frail elderly patients
Topic 2: Knowledge translation: Best practice implementation and nurse empowerment

2011: Grand Clinical Rounds, Sinai Health System, Toronto, ON
Topic: Preventing fall-related injuries among older adults living with chronic disease

2011: Falls Steering Committee, Sinai Health System, Toronto, ON
Topic: Exploration of daily safety huddles: Initial findings

2009: Think Tank: Brainstorming Session for Academic, Research and Practice Leaders, School of Nursing, McMaster University
Topic: Facilitating brainstorming sessions through collaborative concept mapping

Professional Affiliations

Department:

2015-Present: Member, Graduate Studies Committee
2015-Present: Member, Curriculum Committee
2016-Present: Member, Indigenous Health Nursing Committee

University:

2017-Present: Member, Research Ethics Board
2017-Present: Member, Internal Research Fund Adjudication Committee

Research Centres:

2016-Present: Steering Committee Member, Centre on Aging and Society (Research Centre), Thompson Rivers University

Regional & National:

2015-Present: Member, Western and North-Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
2012-2015: Member, Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association
2012-2015: Member, Nursing Research Interest Group
2012-2014: Member, Provincial Nurse Educator Interest Group

International:

2015-Present: Member, Education Research Group, International Learning Collaborative
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