Thompson Rivers University

Laura Ford

Name: RN, BScN, MN Laura Ford
Position: Coordinator Simulation Center
Phone: (250) 377-6066


Practice education; primarily in adult acute care
Student attainment of psychomotor skills and praxis
Facilitating critical thinking skills particularly around the integration of critical thinking and the practical application of psychomotor skills in the clinical setting
Simulation in nursing education to enhance practice experience
Student engagement
Teaching and learning

Research Interests

Student engagement
Simulation in nursing education
Psychomotor skill aquisition


RN Cariboo College
BScN University of Victoria
MN Athabasca University

Employment History

2003-present: TRU; SON: Senior Lecturer, Coordinator Simulation Center
2009-present: TRUOLFA: NURS 3641, 3643, 3651 Return to Registered Nursing
2003-2007: Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops; casual med/surg
Home and Community Care; Kamloops
1988-2003: Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, med/sug
1986-1988: Burns Lake and District General Hospital; General duty
1985-1986: Dawson Creek and District Hospital; med/surg

Courses Taught

NURS 1840: Lab Theory and Lab Practice
NURS 2740: Lab Theory and Lab Practice
NURS 2840: Lab Theory and Lab Practice
NURS 3740: Lab Theory and Lab Practice

Professional Affiliations

Lab Educators of BC
Lab Educators of Alberta
TRU Faculty Association; Equivalent Workload Committee


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