Thompson Rivers University

Krista Lussier RN, MSN

Name: Krista Lussier RN, MSN
Position: Teaching Professor, Bipartite
Phone: 250-377-6198


I teach primarily in the areas of maternal/child health. I have clinical experience in both neonatal and pediatric intensive care as well as in Womens and Maternal health. My interests focus on New Faculty Support, Faculty Development, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Teaching with Technology.

Research Interests

I am in a non Research Bipartite position but my scholarship interests are technology in teaching.


2006: MSN University of British Columbia
Major Paper: The Transition From Clinician to Educator: Is Mentoring the Answer?
1997: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Alberta

Awards or Distinctions:

2016 Thompson Rivers University Chairperson Leadership Award
2015 Association of Registered Nurse of British Columbia Award for Excellence in Nursing Education
2012 Thompson Rivers University Teaching Excellence Award


Selected National and International Presentations from the last 5 years: Upcoming Accepted: Looney, M., & Lussier, K. (2018). Non-Adversarial Stewardship: 50 Grievances To 0 With One Conversation. Poster Presentation. Leadership in Higher Education Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 18-20, 2018 Lussier, K. (2018). Weathering Technology Integration in a School of Nursing: What???s the Forecast? Oral Presentation. EdMedia, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 25-29, 2018. Lussier, K. (2018). What is the Status of Informatics Competencies in the Curriculum? Are We Preparing Graduates for Practice? Poster Presentation. Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA) &BC Nursing Informatics Specialty Group (BCNISG), Vancouver, BC May 25-26, 2018. Lussier, K., & Lyster, T (2018). To Use of Not to Use: Are Faculty Members Integrating Technology in Their Classrooms in Higher Education. Oral Presentation. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Washington, D.C. March 26-30, 2018. Lussier, K., & Lyster, T (2017). The Higher Education Digital Disconnect. Oral Presentation. BCNET, Vancouver, British Columbia Lussier, K., & Lyster, T (2017). Transforming Culture Through Pok??mon Go! Poster Presentation. Society for Information Technology in Education (SITE), Austin, Texas Lussier, K., & Mackay, B. (2016). Is Your Academic Governance Structure Supporting the Technological Shift Needed in Higher Education Today? Oral Presentation. International Conference on Education, Research, and Innovation. (ICERI), Seville, Spain Lussier, K., Lyster, T., & Mackay, B. (2016). Integrating Technology: Faculty Expectations. Poster Presentation. CANHEIT-HPCS Edmonton, Alberta. Lussier, K., Lyster, T., & Mackay, B. (2016). Meeting the Needs of Faculty and ITS: Transforming the Relationship. Oral Presentation. BCNET, Vancouver, British Columbia. Lussier, K., Read, S., & Smith, B. (2016). Mentoring the Department Chair: Creating a Community of Support. Oral Presentation. Academic Chairpersons Conference, Charleston, South Carolina. Lussier, K. (2015). The Juxtaposition of Implementing A Social Media Policy While Encouraging Its Use In A School of Nursing. Oral Presentation. E-Learn 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii Lussier, K. (2015).Using Facebook to Teach about the Professional Image of Nursing. Oral Presentation. Society for Information Technology in Education (SITE) Las Vegas, Nevada Lussier, K., & Lyster, T. (2014). The Flipped Classroom in Healthcare. Oral Presentation. Continuing Care Educators Conference. Vancouver, Canada Lussier, K. (2014). Flipping Clinical Practice In a Nursing Program. Oral Presentation. SITE Conference (Society for Information Technology in Education). Jacksonville, Florida

Employment History

07/2018-present.Teaching Professor, Bipartite Faculty Member Thompson Rivers University: Kamloops, British Columbia.
10/2012-11/2015.Chairperson BScN Program, Thompson Rivers University: Kamloops, British Columbia.
05/2012-2018.Senior Lecturer, Tenured Bipartite Faculty Member Thompson Rivers University: Kamloops, British Columbia.
07/2006-06/2012. Lecturer, Tenure Track Bipartite Position-Thompson Rivers University: Kamloops, British Columbia.
08/2004-06/2006. Sessional Nursing Instructor/Term Certain, University College of the Cariboo/Thompson Rivers University: Kamloops, British Columbia.
Casual Staff Nurse Post-Op Care, Kamloops Surgical Centre, 2003 to 2007
Casual Staff Nurse Maternity/Special Care Nursery Royal Inland Hospital, 2003 to 2006
Staff Nurse Level III NICU Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children Honolulu, Hawaii 1999 to 2003
Staff Nurse Level II-III NICU Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton, Alberta, 1997 to 1999

Courses Taught

Current Teaching:
Nursing 1170: Relational Practice I
Nursing 2740: Nursing Practice III
Nursing 1830: Growth and Development
Nursing 2840: Nursing Practice IV

Professional Affiliations

British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
Western North-Western Regional Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Western Region (WNRCASN) Member


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