Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Vicki Holmes RN MScN

Name: Vicki Holmes RN MScN
Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 250-371-5537
Email: vholmes@tru.ca

Interests

Post Secondary Experience of Aboriginal Students
Aboriginal Health
Cultural Safety
Humanities in Nursing Education
Image of Nursing
Art in Nursing and Health Care
Equine Assisted Health

Research Interests

Post Secondary Experience of Aboriginal Students
Pedagogy and Culture
Image of Nursing

Education

1979: Diploma in Nursing University of Alberta Hospitals
1990: Bachelor of Science in Nursing University of Alberta
1995: Masters of Science in Nursing University of Western Ontario

Publications

Refereed Publications
Cash, P., Moffitt, P., Fraser, J., Grewal, S., Holmes, V., Mahara, S., Ross, C., & Nagel, D.(2013). Reflective Practice Writing reflexively to illuminate the meanings in cultural safety, Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2013.836086
Holmes, V. (2012). An analysis of Richard Princes Lake Resort Nurse: Using an image to expose and critically reflect on stereotypes in nursing. Journal of Professional Nursing. 28(6), pp 381-387.
Holmes, V. (2001). Southcentral B.C. Secwepemc Cultural Education Society: Aboriginal pre-health program. Aboriginal Nurse, 16(1), 22-26.


Non-Refereed Publications
BC Academic Health Council and Aboriginal Health and Human Resources Initiative (BCAHC) (2013). Advancing Quality Aboriginal Healthcare: An Aboriginal Practice Education Guide and Toolkit. Vancouver: Author
B.C. Academic Health Council and Aboriginal Health and Human Resources Initiative. Aboriginal Practice Education Framework. ( 2012). Vancouver: Author

Presentations
Holmes, V. & Mahara, S (2012). Approaching Culture Through Equity, Citizenship, and Respectful Relations. Collaboration for Academic Education in Nursing (CAEN). Under the Same Sky: Celebration, Colaboration, and Continuity. [Abstract].
Mahara, S., Holmes, V., Isaac, S, & Melnyk, R. (2010). Inspiring and Mentoring Tomorrow's Leaders in Aboriginal Nursing. Roundtable Session. Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) National Nurse Educators Conference [Abstract]
Moffitt, P., Cash, P., Fraser, J. Holmes, V., Mahara, S., Ross, C., Nagel, D., & Grewal, S. (2008). Illuminating Meanings of Cultural Safety: Using Writing as a Form of Inquiry. Proceedings of the Collaboration for Academic Education in Nursing (CAEN) Conference Critical Issues in Nursing Education [Abstract].
Moffitt, P., Cash, P. A., Holmes, V., Fraser, J., Grewal, S., Mahara, S., Nagel, D. & Ross, C.(2007). Becoming and belonging: Illuminating cultural safety in Canadian nursing education Proceedings of the 14th International Feminist and Critical Perspectives in Nursing Conference: Disrupting Inequalities in Health and Health Care [Abstract and Paper].
Mahara, S., Brown, J., Holmes, V. & Duncan, S. (2005). Building Partnerships that Facilitate the Recruitment and Retention of Aboriginal Nursing Students. Proceedings of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) National Nurse Educators Conference The Power of Education: Embracing Science and Compassion [Abstract].
Duncan, S., Holmes, V., Mahara, S., & Fehr, F. (2005). Development of a Culture of Scholarship in the Transition to a University School of Nursing. Proceedings of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) National Nurse Educators Conference The Power of Education. Embracing Science and Compassion [Abstract].
Mahara, S., Holmes, V., Duncan, S., & Fehr, F.
Holmes, V., & Mahara, S. (2005). Developing a Program of Scholarship: The Educational Experience of Aboriginal Nursing Students. B.C. Nurse Educators Scholarship Project Colloquium.

Employment History

2013 present Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Thompson Rivers University
2003-2012 Lecturer, School of Nursing, Thompson Rivers University
2000-2003 Faculty School of Nursing, Thompson Rivers University
1997-2000 Faculty, Division of Health and Community Studies, Grant MacEwan Community College, Edmonton, Alberta
1994-1997 Lecturer /Academic Nurse Clinician, University of Manitoba/St. Boniface General Hospital, Faculty of Nursing, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1990-1993 Clinical Nursing Instructor, Grant MacEwan Community College, Edmonton, Alberta
1979-1990 Staff Nurse, G.I./Endocrine/ Cardiology/ Nephrology/Infectious Diseases,
University of Alberta Hospitals, Edmonton, Alberta

Courses Taught

Professional Practice I: Foundations to the Discipline of Nursing
Nursing Practice I
Professional Practice II: Foundations to the Profession of Nursing
Consolidated Practice III
Nursing Practice VI
Nursing Practice VIII: Transitioning to BSN Graduate

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Nurses' Association (CNA)
College of Registered Nurses of B.C. (CRNBC)
Association of Registered Nurses of BC (ARNBC)
The Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (ANAC)
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