Thompson Rivers University

Renee Anderson RN BScN MN

Name: Renee Anderson RN BScN MN
Position: Senior Lecturer Bipartite
Phone: 250 377 6137


Nursing, Nursing Education and Health Care:
*critical thinking / clinical reasoning /decision making
*active learning
*faculty development
*practice learning
*curriculum development
*program evaluation

Nursing Practice Expertise:
*Adult acute care nursing practice
*Laboratory (psychomotor skills) learning

2018 Canadian Certified Nurse Educator
2012 CRNBC Excellence in Nursing Education Award
2012 TRU Teaching Excellence Award

Research Interests

I am in a bipartite position therefore research is not a part of my work.

My scholarly Activities include:
*Student perceptions of effective clinical teaching
*Faculty development
*Innovative practice models
*adaptation of on line text for TRU School of Nursing- Anderson, R. (2018). Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care Thompson Rivers University Edition. Retrieved


2004-2008 MN Athabasca University
1991-1993 BScN University of Victoria
1984-1987 RN Diploma Cariboo College


Presentations / Workshops Hosted: June 2019 Novice to expert: Faculty Mentorship in a School of Nursing. Andrea Sullivan & Renee Anderson. Teaching Professor Conference, New Orleans LA. April 2019 Moving Simulation ahead in the SON. (presentation). Renee Anderson. TRU School of Nursing. Journeys of Nursing Scholarship, Kamloops, BC May 2018: More than we bargained for? Surprising and unintended outcomes of a simulation series. (Poster presentation). Joanne Jones, Renee Anderson, Andrea Sullivan. NETNEP 2018 7th International Nurse Education Conference. Banff, Alberta April 2018: More than we bargained for??? the learning outcomes of a simulation intended to enhance student knowledge of respiratory concepts (presentation). Joanne Jones RN MEd, Renee Anderson RN MN, Andrea Sullivan RN MN. Thompson Rivers University School of Nursing Journeys in Nursing Scholarship. 2017 Let's Talk about Practice Workshop (TRU): Decision making. Renee Anderson & Candace Walker 2017 Improving Connections between the skills laboratory and the practice setting.Renee Anderson & Wendy McKenzie. WCHSE conference. Parksville, BC 2016 Lets Talk about Practice: Faculty Development Sessions in the School of Nursing (Poster) Elsevier Faculty Development Conference, Las Vegas Renee Anderson Andrea Sullivan Candace Walker 2016 The Art of Questioning (Poster) Elsevier Faculty Development Conference Las Vegas Andrea Sullivan Candace Walker Renee Anderson 2015 Lets talk about Practice: Decision Making, Effective Clinical Teaching (Workshop) TRU Tara Lyster Renee Anderson Steve Ross Candace Walker 2015 Effective Teaching and Learning in Nursing Practice (Presentation) Teaching Practices Colloquium Kamloops. Candace Walker Renee Anderson 2014 Lets talk about Practice: CDMs (Workshop) TRU Tara Lyster Renee Anderson 2013 Lets talk about Practice: Critical Thinking (Workshop) TRU Renee Anderson Andrea Sullivan 2013 Lets talk about Practice: CDMs, creative scheduling, innovative learning activities, Ponderosa Project, CRNBC update (workshop) TRU Renee Anderson Andrea Sullivan Michelle Funk Suzanne Farrell 2013 Faculty Development Sessions as one strategy for Faculty Retention (Presentation) Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference.Cape Breton, NS Renee Anderson Andrea Sullivan. 2013 Learning Pharmacology through a Nursing Lens (Presentation) Teaching Practices Colloquium. TRU Renee Anderson 2011 Working with Struggling Students in Practice. (workshop) TRU Renee Anderson 2012 Graduate Perspectives on Preparedness to Practice (Presentation) Journeys of Nursing Scholarship TRU Cheryl Zawaduk Renee Anderson 2012 Let's Talk about Practice (Open forum) TRU Renee Anderson Andrea Sullivan

Employment History

Nursing Education 2000-Present: Formerly University College of the Thompson Rivers University. I began teaching within sessional positions and am currently working in a full time faculty position in the BScN program of the School of Nursing.
2010 Achieved tenure status.
2013 Received Senior Lecturer status.

2015- 2019: practice lead BScN. My role was to promote excellence in practice education through faculty
support; updating practice manuals; proposing implementing and evaluating innovative practice models; coordinate student enrichment experiences; consulting around practice scheduling, coordination of CPE 3 orientation workshops

1987-2014: Nursing Practice acute care.Previously employed in acute care in a number of permanent, float and casual positions in pediatrics, medicine, surgery. Most of my time has been spent within a surgical focus including vascular, general surgery, urology and orthopedics.

Courses Taught

NURS 218 Nursing practice 3
NURS 218 Seminar
NURS 2740 Nursing practice 3 (lab / psychomotor skills)NURS 318 Nursing practice
NURS 2840 NURSING PRACTICE 4 Promoting Health and Healing
NURS 2380 Consolidated Practice Experience 2
HLSC 2660 Pharmacology for Health Professionals

Professional Affiliations

British Columbia College of Professional Nurses (BCCNP) Association of Registered Nurses of BC (ARNBC)
Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STHLE)


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