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 & Integrated and Scoping Reviews
Focus Groups & Interviews
2019-2021: $48,000 (renewable) TRU Health Research Cluster Grants
1. PI & Lead, ARCTiC (Applied Research Collaborative on 'Transitions in Care'). $24,000
2. Collaborator, Bicultural Immersion as a Strategy to Promote a Healthy Professional Role Transition for Newly Graduated Registered Nurses: Practice-Based Nursing Research Cluster. (J. Duchscher, PI). $24,000
2019-2020: $40,000 Tri-University Partnership Disaster PR3 (Prediction, Response, Recovery, Resilience) Grant
Co-PI, Earth, Air, Water and fire (EAWF): Western Science and Traditional Knowledge Perspectives on the Nexus Between Land, Droughts, floods, Wildfires and the Health of Elders in BC.
2018-2019: $50,000 SSHRC Connection Grant
Co-Applicant/Co-PI, Building research capacity through the sharing of St'kemlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation Elders' traditional teachings about water: Inspiring Indigenous youth, community members, educators, and water policy development toward reconciliation.
2017-2019: $21,425 MSFHR C2 & Reach Grants
Co-PI, TRiP: Translating ROAR (Researching Older Adults' Repositioning) into Practice
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.
2016-2017: $10,000 TRU Research Groups and Centres Fund
PI & Director, Collaboratory for Educational Research and Development (Research Centre)
2016-2019: $12,000 CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grant
Collaborator, Copper, Water and Fish: A Tk'Emlups te Secwepemc Community-Based Health Education and Research Planning Grant. (D. Sanderson, PI)
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)
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
Hulko, W., Mirza, N., & Seeley, L. (Accepted). "I think that???s a really great idea; however, will it really happen" Older adults' views on the repositioning of primary and community care. Canadian Journal on Aging.
Mirza, N., Akhtar-Danesh, N., Noesgaard, C., Martin, L., & Byrne, C. (Accepted). Usefulness of abductive reasoning in problem-based learning: A pilot study. Nurse Educator.
Mirza, N., Manankil-Rankin, L., Prentice, D., Hagerman, L.A., & Draenos, C. (2019). 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,27(11-12), 2460-2472.
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.
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