Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Tracy Christianson

Tracy Christianson

Tracy Christianson

Name: Dr Tracy Christianson
Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 250-828-5478


Community Health
Teaching & Learning
Rural Interprofessional Education
Chronic Disease Management

Research Interests

Community Health
Teaching & Learning
Rural Interprofessional Education & Practice
Primary Health Care & Chronic Disease Management


Miami University, Associate Degree in Nursing
University of British Columbia,Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Memorial University, Master of Nursing,
A.T. Still University, Doctorate of Health Education


Faculty Development: An Interprofessional Teaching and Learning Experience. Christianson, T., Halupa, C., & Bainbridge, L. (2017). Draft manuscript for Journal of Interprofessional Care.

Christianson, T. (2017). An incidental finding from an IPE faculty development intervention using a competency framework. Under review, Journal of Interprofessional Care.

Christianson, T. (2017). Faculty development for interprofessional education: An incidental finding. INTED2017 Proceedings, paper id: 229.

Christianson, T., & Hoot, T. (2017). What Makes a Successful Online Doctoral Program? INTED2017 Proceedings, abstract id: 230.

Christianson, T. (2016). Interprofessional teaching and learning: A facilitated training experience. ProQuest, A.T. Still University, ATSU10044.

Christianson, T., & Hoot. T. (2014). Best practices: An online doctoral learning experience. The Online Journal Distance Education and e-Learning, 2(4).

Drolet, J., Christianson, T., Clark, N. (2011). The BRIDGE Community Consultation Project: building rural interprofessional discussions and group experiences. Rural and Remote Health, 11(3):1676.

Christianson, T. and Moralejo, D.(2009). Assessing the Quality of Care in a Regional Viral Hepatitis Clinic in British Columbia: a Cross-sectional Study. Gastroenterology Nursing Journal, 32(5)315-324.

Faculty Development for Interprofessional Education: An Incidental Finding. Christianson, T. INTED2017, Barcelona, Spain, March, 2017.

What Makes a Successful Online Doctoral Program? Christianson, T., & Hoot, T. INTED2017 Barcelona, Spain, March, 2017.

Interprofessional Teaching and Learning: A Facilitation Training Experience. Christianson, T. Canadian Association of Continuing Health Education Conference, Vancouver, BC. 2013.

Researching culturally safe dementia care with Secwepemc Elders and front-line nurses. Hulko, W., Mahara, S., Christianson, T., Wilson, D. Shaping Health Services and Policy through Research, Kelowna BC. 2012.

Redefining the Box. Christianson, T. Special Presentation at the Rural Health Symposium, Clearwater, BC. 2009.

What Aspects of Care are Important to Clients in an Integrated Hepatitis Clinic? Christianson, T. Presentation at the Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses Annual Conference. Banff, AB. 2009.

Community-Based Participatory Action Research. Christianson, T., Clark, N., and Drolet, J. Workshop presentation at the Communities Without Boarders Conference, 108 Mile House, BC. 2008.

WorksafeBC Small Initiatives Grant $15,950 The Effect of Faculty lead Gentle Persuasive Approaches Training has on Nursing Students to Manage Responsive Behaviours. (April 2017-October 2018). Principal Investigator.

TRU Internal Research Fund for Scholarship & Scholarly Teaching Grant $4,826 TRU Research Office. 04/13- 09/14. Applicant. Interprofessional teaching and learning: A facilitator training experience.

Knowledge Translation & Planning Grant $25,000 Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Co-applicant. 03/13- 02/14. Indigeniety and Dementia Roundtable Forum.

Interprofessional Partnerships and Rural Retention Issues: Cafe Scientifique, $3,000 Canadian Institute of Health Research. Co-Applicant.

Rural Health Collaborative Team Building Award, $6,000.00 BC Rural & Remote Health Research Network, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. 02/08- 12/08. Co-Applicant. Building Collaborative Research and Inter-professional Rural Health Capacity in the Interior.

Employment History

Thompson Rivers University, School of Nursing (BSN & MN programs), Tenure Track Assistant Professor.

Thompson Rivers University, School of Nursing (HCA program), Tenure Track Lecturer.

Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Education & Social Work (Education Assistant & Community Support Program), Sessional instructor.

Thompson Rivers University, School of Nursing (BSN) Practice Coordinator and Sessional instructor

Interior Health Authority, Prevention Services

University College of the Cariboo, School of Nursing BSN Sessional Instructor

Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Centre, Endocrinology

Ministry of Health, Public Health Nursing

Cariboo College, Home Support and Residential Care, Sessional Instructor

Overlander Residential Care

Richmond General Hospital, Pediatrics and Med/Surg

University Hospital, Gerontology

Courses Taught

BSN: N438 Introduction to Community Health
BSN: N440/441 Nursing Practice in Public Health Nursing
BSN: NURS 1840 Nursing Practice 2
BSN: NURS 1170 Relational Practice
BSN: NURS 3740 Nursing Practice 5
BSN: NURS 4730 Community Health Nursing: A Canadian
BSN: NURS 4380 Nursing Practice 7
HCA: HEAL 1000 Health 2: Lifestyle & Choices
HCA: HEAL 1050 Interpersonal Communication
HCA: HEAL 1150 Personal Care & Assistance
HCA: HEAL 1300 Practice Experience in Multi/Complex Care
HCA: HEAL 1350 Caring for Individuals Experiencing
Cognitive & Mental Health Challenges
EDCS: EDCS 1660 Health Care Principles

Professional Affiliations

Member: College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
Member: College of Registered Nurses of British
Columbia,Inquiry Committee
Member: Thompson Rivers University, School of Nursing,
Master of Nursing Program, scholarship,
Curriculum;& Program Evaluation Committees
Graduate Advisor, Thompson Rivers University, School of
Nursing, Master of Nursing Program
Member: TRU Research Computing Technology Advisory
Graduate Supervisor: Thompson Rivers University,
Research & Graduate Studies
Member: Interior Health (West) Ethics Committee
Member: Board of Directors, Thompson Nicola Family
Resource Society
Member: A.T. Still University, Doctorate of Education
Curriculum Committee
Member: Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher
Member: BC Psychogeriatric Association
Member: Canadian Research Network for Care in the
Member: Canadian Gerontology Nurses Association
Editorial Reviewer: Perspectives Journal-Canadian
Gerontology Nurses Association
Rater: McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE)
System, Health Information Research Unit-
McMaster University