Thompson Rivers University

Mary Pickering, NP MScN-FNP CEP

Name: Mary Pickering, NP MScN-FNP CEP
Position: Instructor


Primary Care and Primary Health Care
Emergency and Trauma
Health Promotion and Community Engagement
Exercise Physiology
Chronic Disease Management
Critical Thinking in Teaching and Learning
Evidence-Based Practice and Applying Research to Practice
Emergency Preparedness
Physical Activity and Exposure to Nature for Health and Wellness

Research Interests

Physical activity for the prevention and management of chronic disease
Exercise prescription in primary care
Factors affecting adherence to exercise


Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner (MScN-FNP)
University of Northern British Columbia

Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours (BScN), Cum Laude
York University

Bachelor of Science Honours Program (BSc), Human Kinetics Major
University of Guelph


Nurse Practitioner: Family (NP-F)
British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANP)

Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)


Presentations: Adherence to Physical Activity for Adults with Depression: The Role of the Nurse Practitioner-An Integrative Literature Review British Columbia Nurse Practitioner Association (BCNPA) Conference, Vancouver BC, 2015 Adherence to Physical Activity for Adults with Depression Central Okanagan Association for Cardiac Health, Professional Development, Kelowna BC, 2015

Employment History

Instructor, School of Nursing, 2014-Present
Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops BC

Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Services, 2017-Present
North Shore Health Sciences Centre, Interior Health, Kamloops BC

Clinical Exercise Physiologist, 2009-Present
City of Kamloops Recreation & Cultural Services, Kamloops BC

Emergency Medical Response Team RN Volunteer, 2009-2018
Sun Peaks Resort, Sun Peaks BC

Registered Nurse: Emergency Department, 2009-2018
Royal Inland Hospital, Interior Health, Kamloops BC

Registered Nurse: Emergency Department, 2007-2009
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto ON

Courses Taught

NURS 2380: Consolidated Practice Experience
NURS 2840: Nursing Practice 4
NURS 3730: Health & Healing 5
NURS 3740: Nursing Practice 5
NURS 4210: Nursing Practice 8
Peripheral Intravenous Access Certification

Professional Affiliations

Strategic Health Alliance (SHA), a partnership between the City of Kamloops and Interior Health, Council Member

Thompson Region Division of Family Practice: Health Leadership Committee member

Nurses & Nurse Practitioners of British Columbia (NNPBC), Member

Nurse Practitioner Association of Canada (NPAC), Member

Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), Member

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Member

International Council of Nurses (ICN) NP/APN Network, Member


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