Thompson Rivers University

Sheila Blackstock RN,MScN,COHN,PhD

Name: Dr. Sheila Blackstock RN,MScN,COHN,PhD
Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 2503715532


Nursing and Health Care:

* Indigenous Health
* Occupational Health Nursing
* Quality Workplace Environments
* Horizontal Violence in Nursing

Nursing Practice and Expertise:

* Occupational Health Nursing
* Aboriginal Health Nursing

Supervisor designation for thesis committees
Graduate Nursing Program faculty
First Nations Health Authority Board of Director
In Plain Site Provincial Task Force Team
Open Learning Governance Member
Kamloops Aurora Rotary Member

Research Interests

Indigenous health, workplace bullying behaviours, decolonization of workplace structures and processes and community/occupational health.


PhD 2021 University of Alberta
Dissertation: Incivility Experiences of New Graduate Nurses

MScN University of Northern British Columbia 2012
Thesis: Addressing Quality of Worklife: Examining Horizontal Workplace Bullying Behaviors in Nursing.

BScN University of Victoria 2006
Victoria, BC

COHN British Columbia Institute of Technology 1997
Burnaby, BC
Diploma Advanced Specialty in Occupational Health Nursing

R.N. Diploma College of New Caledonia, 1987
Prince George, BC


McCormick,R., Archie, D., Green, H., Rifffel, L, Airini, Blackstock S., Bourque-Bearsking, L., Butler Walker, J.E., Clark, N., Delormier, T., Fraser, L., Gone, J.P., Goodwill, A.O., Haddad, P.S., Hutchinson,, P.J., Johnson, S., Patterson, S.E., Sanderson, D., Sliversten, N., Smith, G. & Smith, L.T. Ombaashi: Indigenous Mentorship Network Program-National/International Co-Ordinating Centre, $ 1, 000,000.00 Grant 2017-2022.

Mizira, N., Blackstock, S.& Sanderson, D.Collaboratory for Educational Research and Development Pilot Project Fund Co-Principal Investigator, Development and Pilot-Testing of the Indigenous Cultural Competence Assessment Tool. 2016-2017: $1,500

Blackstock, S.Y. (2017) Shifting the academic lens: Development of an interdisciplinary health nursing course. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice ,2017 7(1).*

Blackstock,S. (2016). Interdisciplinary Indigenous Health, third year university elective.*

Connolly, M. (Producer). (2015, December 17). Blackstock, S. Workplace bullying is forcing new nurses out of the field. CBC Edmonton AM radio interview retrieved from

Sarkonak, J. (2015, November 25). Blackstock, S. Research indicates that bullying is common in the nursing workplace. Gateway retrieved from

Blackstock, S., Harlos, K., MacLeod, M., & Hardy, C. (2014). The impact of organizational factors on horizontal bullying and turnover intentions in the nursing workplace. Journal of Nursing Management. *

Blackstock, S. (2012). Addressing Quality of Worklife: Examining Horizontal Workplace Bullying Behaviors in Nursing. Thesis, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, Canada.


Blackstock, S., Sanderson, D., & Mirza, N. Development of an Indigenous Cultural Competence Assessment Tool (ICCAT): A simulated pilot study involving a local Indigenous care situation. Poster Presentation Journey of Scholarship June 13, 2017, Kamloops, BC, Canada.

Blackstock, S. (2016). Horizontal bullying in the nursing workplace. Cardiovascular Nursing, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A., * Keynote Presentation.

Blackstock, S (2012). Third International Conference on Violence in the Health Care Sector, Richmond, BC * Poster presentation.

Harlos, K., Blackstock, S., MacLeod, M., & Hardy, C. (2012). Roles stressors as a consequence of horizontal workplace bullying. Western Academy of Management Conference. Sante Fe, New Mexico.


Blackstock, S. (2017). Indigenous Nursing Practice Immersion: A Novice Indigenous Nursing Faculty Member's Journey Home through a Two-Eyed Seeing Approach. Dr. Olive Yonge Teaching and Learning Scholarship Day, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Presentation.*

Blackstock, S., Bourque, K. Duncan, S., Giffin, L., Jones, L., Katernick, B., Mahara, S., Maidment, K., Ross, S., Sage, J., Sanderson, D., Saunders, T., & Weninger, C. (2016). Enacting a respectful response to the truth and reconciliation commission-calls to action. Oral Presentation: Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (A.N.A.C.) National Training Forum-Authentic Indigenous Health & Wellness Partnerships: Reclaimative Leading Practices. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. *

Blackstock, S., Bourque, K., Bourque-Bearskin, L., Duncan, S., Jones, J., Mahara, S.,Moller, E., Sanderson, D., Sanders, T. (2016). Shifting our Lens: Learning from Indigenous Communities. Oral Presentation: Interior Health, Building Intersections: Developing Intercultural Connections and Practical Solutions for Improving Health. Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. *

Blackstock, S (2012). Quality of Worklife. Northern Research Days, Prince George BC.*

Employment History

Presentations International/National Continued:

Murnaghan, D., Blackstock, S., Sanderson, D., & Bourque-Bearskin, L. Catalyzing Indigenous Nursing Leadership Education through Curriculum and Graduate Planning. Global Alliance for Leadership in Nursing Education and Science (GAINES) Presentation, Florida, March 2017.*

Murnaghan, D., Blackstock, S., Sanderson, D., Bearskin, L.B. Nurses at the Forefront of Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Indigenization: A Canadian School of Nursing Experience.ICN 2017 Abstract submission.*

Blackstock, S., & Mahara, S. WRCASN Abstract submission accepted: Coming to the Fire: Curriculum development with Indigenous Peoples.*

Blackstock, S., Bearskin, L, Sanderson, D., Sanders, S., & Jones, L. Sustaining Indigenous Knowledge in Nursing Education: Transformational Collaborative Practice.WRCASN, 2017.*

Mizira, N., Noyes, H., Cinel, J., Blackstock, S., McKenzie, W., & Burgess, K. . Developing Simulated Patient Scenarios: A Review of Validity and Reliability Reporting in Nursing and Allied Health. WRCASN, 2017.*

Courses Taught

Nursing 3170 Relational Practice
Nursing 4730 Community Health Nursing
Nursing 2740/2840, Nursing Practice
Nursing 3510, Nursing Practice
Nursing 3380, Nursing Practice
Nursing 4380, Nursing Practice
Nursing 4210, Nursing Practice
HLTH 3300, Interdisciplinary Indigenous Health
Nursing Ethics
Women's Health/ BC Women's Hospital

Course Development:
HLTH 3300 Interdisciplinary Indigenous Health TRU University elective.
NURS 3360 CPE 3 Indigenous Nursing Practice Immersion

Professional Affiliations

1997- Present College of Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia
1990- Present Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada
1997- Present Occupational Health Nurses Association of British Columbia
2016-Present International Conferences in Community Health Nursing Research
2017-Present Mu Sigma chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) for academic achievement and scholarship in nursing.
2015- Present WNRCASN


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