Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Wendy McKenzie

Wendy McKenzie

Wendy McKenzie

Name: Wendy McKenzie
Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 250-377-6141


Critical Thinking
Neuroscience Nursing
Global Health
Disaster Nursing
Creative teaching to facilitate student learning

Research Interests

Disaster nursing competency integration into Schools of Nursing
Global Health


Doctorate in Education, University of Calgary (candidate)
Master of Science Degree in Nursing, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada,2007
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, BC Canada,2000
Registered Nurse Diploma, University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, BC Canada,1984
Canadian Nursing Association Certification in Neuroscience Specialty, CNN(C)
Critical Care Nurse, BC Institute of Technology, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Part 1
Canadian Forces: Certification in Aero-medical Evacuation, Nursing administration, Leadership, Advanced Medical Classification Training, Command and Staff School, plus 35 other courses
Mediation certification, Alberta Mediation Society
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, CPR/AED


Co-authored and presented a paper at NATO in Brussels, Belgium entitled, Global Deployment of Reserve Force Soldiers: A Leadership Challenge (2006)
Editor of a book, The first hundred years:The history of the Rocky Mountain Rangers,published October 2008

Employment History

Full time nursing educator Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada 2004 to present
Critical Care Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Royal Inland Hospital, 1984 2015
Nursing Officer, Canadian Forces, currently an Officer of 12 Field Ambulance Vancouver British Columbia, Canada, 1977 to 2013

Courses Taught

HLSC 2550 Pathophysiology
HLSC 2650 Pathophysiology
HLSC 3830 Global Health
Nursing 3390: CPE III (International)Thailand, Lesotho
Nursing Theory and Lab 2740
Nursing Theory and Lab 2840
Co-ordinater of the Nursing Resource Center

Professional Affiliations

Member of the TRU international committee:
Chair of the Nursing Wellness committee
Chair of the Nursing Social committee
Chair of the Nursing Education Committee for World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Nursing.
Member of the Neurological Nursing Association
Member of the Canadian Association for International Nursing (CAIN)
Member of the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH)
Curator for the Rocky Mountain Rangers Military Museum