Thompson Rivers University

Andrea Sullivan

Name: Andrea Sullivan
Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 250-852-7159


Nursing Education
*Promoting excellence in clinical education
*Critical thinking and clinical reasoning
*Critical care

Nursing Practice Expertise
adult acute medical care
critical care

Leadership BScN Chairperson 2015 to present

Research Interests

Scholarly Actiivty
*Clinical nursing education
*Faculty development (mentorship and education)
*Innovative practice models


2011 to 2013: University of Calgary, EdD courses
2011: MN Athabasca University
1987: BScN University of BC


Publications Sullivan, E.A. (2012). Critical Thinking in Clinical Nurse Education. The Application of Paul's Model of Critical Thinking. Nurse Education in Practice, publication date for April 2012. Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations: May 2018 More than we bargained for ??? unintended outcomes of a simulation series intended to enhance student knowledge of respiratory concepts. Anderson, R., Jones, J., Sullivan, A. NETNEP Elsevier 7th International Nurse Educator Conference, Banff, Alberta. February 2018 Shifting Priorities: Developing prioritization skills using standardized patients. Sullivan, A. and Caputo, S. 2nd International Nursing Conference, Dulikhiel, Nepal. Presenter: Sullivan, A. May 2017 SHIFTING PRIORITIES: Developing prioritization skills for complex clients. Presenters: Sullivan, A. and Caputo, S. Western Canada Lab Educators Conference, Courtney, BC February 2017 An alternative simulation experience: the use of standardized patients in the lab. Presenters: Sullivan, A., Caputo, S. Teaching Practices Colloquium, Kamloops, BC 2016 January co-presented: Sullivan, A., Anderson, R., Walker, C. (2016). The Art of Questioning, poster presentation at Elsevier Faculty Development Conference 2016 January co-presented: Anderson, R., Sullivan,A., Walker, C. (2016). Let's Talk about Practice, poster presentation at Elsevier Faculty Development Conference May 2014 Sullivan, A. & Nordick, L. (2014).Lets make a Difference: Promoting Critical Thinking in Practicum Students. Canadian Association of Continuing Care Educators, National Conference, Vancouver, BC June 2013 Anderson, R., & Sullivan, A. Faculty Development Sessions as one strategy for Faculty Retention. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference. Cape Breton, NS. April 2011 Enacting Critical thinking across the curriculum. Collaboration for Academic Education in Nursing Conference. Courtenay BC. Presenters Laura Ford, Renee Anderson, Marilyn Gilbert, Andrea Sullivan Feb 2011 McKenzie, W., Sullivan, A., Gilbert, M., Ford, L., Anderson, R. Sparking the burn to learn within our students. TPC Teaching Practices Colloquium. Thompson Rivers University.

Employment History

Teaching employment:
2006 to present: TRU,clinical practice and theory courses
2008: Mount Royal College, emergency clinical educator
2003-2006: BCIT, critical care clinical educator

Practice employment:
2005 to present: Royal Inland Hospital, ICU and emergency
1990-to 2005: Vancouver General Hospital, Intensive Care Unit
Also I have worked in public health, community health and as a supervisor for family planning clinics.

Courses Taught

Nursing 2170 Relational Practice
Nursing 1840 Seminar and Clinical practice
Nursing 2840 Acute Surgical (Orthopedics)practice
Nursing 2830 Health and Healing 4
HLSC 2660: Pharmacology
Nursing 3840 Acute medicine practice
HLSC 3550 Advanced Pathophysiology
Nursing 3380 Consolidated Practice year 3
Nursing 4210 Final practicum
Nursing 3740 Lab Theory (Advanced skills)
Nursing 1740 Lab Theory

Professional Affiliations



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