Noeman Mirza, RN, PhD
Dr. Noeman Mirza, RN, PhD
Position: Assistant Professor
InterestsAbductive 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 InterestsResearch Methodology Expertise:
Quasi-Experiments & Intervention Studies
Concept Analyses & Integrative Reviews
Focus Groups & Interviews
2017-2018: $10,000 MSFHR, Reach Award
Co-PI, Disseminating findings from the Researching Older Adults' Repositioning (ROAR) study through innovative means.
2017-2018: $11,425 MSFHR, Convening and Collaborating (C2) Grant
Co-PI, 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.
*Emma Schultz, Research Assistant (BSW Student)
*Marta Lefsrud, Research Assistant & BSW Practicum Student
2016-2017: $15,000 Interior Health Evidence Informed Practice (EVIP) Grant
Co-PI, 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 BSW Practicum Student (2016)
*Marina Troke, Research Assistant (BScN Student)
2016-2017: $10,000 TRU Research Groups and Centres Fund
PI & Director, Collaboratory for Educational Research and Development (Research Centre)
*$1,500 Pilot Project Fund: Co-PI, Impact of interprofessional collaboration on nursing and respiratory therapy students' diagnostic and intervention accuracy in simulation.
*$1,500 Pilot Project Fund: Co-PI, Nursing students' perspectives of a simulated situation involving medical assistance in dying (MAiD).
*$1,500 Pilot Project Fund: Co-PI, Development and Pilot-Testing of the Indigenous Cultural Competence Assessment Tool.
2016-2017: $4,861 TRU Internal Research Fund
PI, Effects of multi-session abductive reasoning training on hypothesis generation abilities of BScN students: A pilot study.
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
PI, 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
PI, 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
EducationPhD McMaster University
Thesis: Effects of abductive reasoning training on hypothesis generation abilities of baccalaureate nursing students.
Promoted to PhD without having to complete MScN due to excellent academic achievement (GPA 11/12)
BScN McMaster University
Dean's Honour List
Mirza, N., Manankil-Rankin, L., Prentice, D., Hagerman, L.A., & Draenos, C. (Submitted). Practice readiness of new nursing graduates: A concept analysis. Nurse Education in Practice.
Jangland, E., Mirza, N., Conroy, T., Merriman, C., Suzui, E., Nishimura, A., & Ewens, A. (2018). Nursing Students' understanding of the Fundamentals of Care: A cross-sectional study in five countries. Journal of Clinical Nursing, (Special Issue Fundamental Care)
Mirza, N., Akhtar-Danesh, N., Noesgaard, C., Martin, L., & Byrne, C. (2017). Transforming problem-based learning through abductive reasoning. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education, 3(2), Article 2.
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:
Hulko, W., Mirza, N., & Seeley, L. (2018). Researching Older Adults' Repositioning (ROAR): Evidence to inform the restructuring of primary and community care for older adults with complex health challenges. Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) National Conference. Winnipeg, MB.
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.
2016: Caregiving strategies for older adults with delirium, dementia and depression. Best Practice Guidelines, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Employment History2015-Present: Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Thompson Rivers University
2016-Present: Director, Collaboratory for Educational Research and Development (Research Centre), Thompson Rivers University
Courses TaughtGraduate Teaching:
2017: Course Developer. School of Nursing, Thompson Rivers University
*Research in Healthcare (HLTH 6000).
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)
2016-Present: 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
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
2015-Present: Graduate Studies Committee
2015-Present: Curriculum Committee
2016-Present: Indigenous Health Nursing Committee
2017-Present: Research Ethics Board
2017: Internal Research Fund Adjudication Committee
Regional & National:
2015-Present: Western and North-Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
2012-2015: Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association
2012-2015: Nursing Research Interest Group
2012-2014: Provincial Nurse Educator Interest Group
2015-Present: Education Research Group, International Learning Collaborative