Thompson Rivers University

Tracy Christianson

Name: Dr Tracy Christianson
Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 250-828-5478


Community Health
Teaching & Learning
Rural Interprofessional Education
Chronic Disease Management

Research Interests

Community Health
Teaching & Learning
Rural Interprofessional Education & Practice
Primary Health Care & Chronic Disease Management


Miami University, Associate Degree in Nursing
University of British Columbia,Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Memorial University, Master of Nursing,
A.T. Still University, Doctorate of Health Education
Canadian Nurse Educator Institute, Canadian Certified Nurse Educator


JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (Last 5 years only) Christianson, T., Bainbridge, L., & Halupa, C. (2018). A pilot study on interprofessional education: how prepared are faculty to teach?, Professional Development in Education, DOI: 10.1080/19415257.2018.1474490 Christianson, T. (2016). Interprofessional teaching and learning: A facilitated training experience. ProQuest, A.T. Still University, ATSU10044. Christianson, T Hoot, T. (2014). Best Practices: An Online Doctoral Learning Experience. The Online Journal Distance Education and e-Learning, 2(4): 92-102. CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS: Christianson, T., Morris, K., & Hoot, T. (2018). The effect of faculty-lead Gentle Persuasive Approaches training has on nursing students to manage responsive behaviours. Proceedings of 48th World Congress on Advance Nursing Research, vol 3, pg 75 doi: 10.4172/2573-0347-C2-020. Christianson, T. (2017). Faculty development for interprofessional education: An incidental finding. INTED 2017 Proceedings, pg. 401-407, doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.0229 Christianson, T., & Hoot, T. (2017). What makes a successful online doctoral Program? INTED 2017 Proccedings. Pg. 408, doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.0230 REPORTS Christianson, T. (2018). Regional Alliance for Rural Health Community Engagement Report: South Okanagan. Christianson, T. & Scott, T. (2017). The Proposed Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse to Support Services for Child maltreatment & Sexual Violence across the Lifespan within Interior Health. Report to the Senior Executive Team, Interior Health. PRESENTATIONS The effect of faculty lead Gentle Persuasive Approaches training has on nursing students to manage responsive behaviours. Morris, K., Christianson, T., Hoot T. CGNA Calgary, AB. May, 2019. Engaging rural BC youth in community & arts-based participatory research. Fournier, B., & Christianson, T. BC Studies Conference, Kamloops, BC., May 2019. The effect of faculty-lead Gentle Persuasvie Approaches training has on nursing students to manage responsive behaviours. 48th World Congress on Advance Nursing Research. Christianson, T., Hoot, T., Morris, K. Dublin Ireland, June 2018. An incidental finding from an IPE faculty development intervention using a competency framework. Christianson, T INTED2017(International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia Spain March 2017. What Makes a Successful Online Doctoral Program? Christianson, T. & Hoot, T. INTED2017, Valencia Spain, March 2017. AWARDS SSHRC Insight Development Grant $66,494 June 2018. What can we learn from rural youth? A Community-Based Participatory Research Study. Co-Applicant with PI, Dr. B. Fournier. CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grant Institute Community Support $7049 Roundtable for the Planning of Research related to the Older patient in Residential Care (05/18-05/19) Principal Applicant. TRU Internal Research Grant $4,996 Bicultural Immersion During an Undergraduate BScN Program: The Influence on Professional Role Transition (02/18-10/19P) Co-applicant, Principal applicant J. Duscscher. RHSRNbc Collaborative Team Building Award $5000. Building a Collaborative Research Team to address the Health and Wellbeing of Rural and Remote Communities in south central BC through consultation and engagement (10/17-10/19) Principal Applicant. Small Initiatives Grant $15,950 The Effect of Faculty lead Gentle Persuasive Approaches Training has on Nursing Students to Manage Responsive Behaviours. (April 2017-October 2018). Principal Investigator.

Employment History

Thompson Rivers University, School of Nursing (BSN & MN programs), Tenure Track Assistant Professor.

Thompson Rivers University, School of Nursing (HCA program), Tenure Track Lecturer.

Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Education & Social Work (Education Assistant & Community Support Program), Sessional instructor.

Thompson Rivers University, School of Nursing (BSN) Practice Coordinator and Sessional instructor

Interior Health Authority, Prevention Services

University College of the Cariboo, School of Nursing BSN Sessional Instructor

Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Centre, Endocrinology

Ministry of Health, Public Health Nursing

Cariboo College, Home Support and Residential Care, Sessional Instructor

Overlander Residential Care

Richmond General Hospital, Pediatrics and Med/Surg

University Hospital, Gerontology

Courses Taught

BSN: N3500 Health Promotion and Community Development
BSN: N438 Introduction to Community Health
BSN: N440/441 Nursing Practice in Public Health Nursing
BSN: NURS 1840 Nursing Practice 2
BSN: NURS 1170 Relational Practice
BSN: NURS 3740 Nursing Practice 5
BSN: NURS 4730 Community Health Nursing: A Canadian
BSN: NURS 4380 Nursing Practice 7
HCA: HEAL 1000 Health 2: Lifestyle & Choices
HCA: HEAL 1050 Interpersonal Communication
HCA: HEAL 1150 Personal Care & Assistance
HCA: HEAL 1300 Practice Experience in Multi/Complex Care
HCA: HEAL 1350 Caring for Individuals Experiencing
Cognitive & Mental Health Challenges
EDCS: EDCS 1660 Health Care Principles

Professional Affiliations

Member: British Columbia College of Nursing
Professionals (BCCNP)
Member: BCCNP, Inquiry Committee
Member: Thompson Rivers University, School of Nursing,
Master of Nursing Program, scholarship,
Curriculum;& Program Evaluation Committees
Graduate Advisor, Thompson Rivers University, School of
Nursing, Master of Nursing
Governor Thompson Rivers University Board of Governors,
Faculty representative
Member: Audit Committee
BoG Rep: TRU Foundation Board of Directors
Member: TRU Research Computing Technology Advisory
Graduate Supervisor: Thompson Rivers University,
Research & Graduate Studies
Member: Board of Directors, Thompson Nicola Family
Resource Society, Secretary
Reviewer: Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Accreditation Program
Member: A.T. Still University, Doctorate of Education
Curriculum Committee
Member: Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher
Member: Canadian Research Network for Care in the
Member: Canadian Gerontology Nurses Association
Editor: International Journal of Community Heath Nursing
International Journal of Evidence Based Nursing
International Journal of Geriatric Nursing
Editorial Reviewer: Perspectives Journal-Canadian
Gerontology Nurses Association
Rater: McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE)
System, Health Information Research Unit-
McMaster University


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