Thompson Rivers University

Tara Lyster, RN, BScN, MN

Name: Tara Lyster, RN, BScN, MN
Position: Associate Teaching Professor
Phone: 250 377 6056


Nursing and Health Care
*Pediatric Nursing
*Curriculum Development
*Post Secondary Education
*Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning
*End of Life Care
*Palliative Approach

Nursing Practice Expetise:
*Adult Acute Care

Research Interests

Research and Scholarly Activity
*Leadership Development
*Curriculum Development
*Practice Education
*Use of technology


Masters in Nursing 2014 Athabasca University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1996 University of Victoria


Lyster, T., & Jakubec, S.L. (2019) Learning Collaborative Practice Through an Interprofessional Team Partnership Activity. Journal of Nursing Education 58(20) 121. Presentations Lyster, T., & Hoot, T. (2019). Curriculum Journey: From Revision to Practice Oral Presentation at WRCASN, Edmonton, AB. Lussier, K., & Lyster, T. (2018). Data Privacy and Security: Are Faculty Members Missing the Mark? Oral Presentation. E-Learn 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada. Lussier, K., & Lyster, T. (2018). To Use or Not to Use: Are Faculty Members Integrating Technology in Their Classrooms in Higher Education. Oral Presentation at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Washington, D.C. Lyster, T. (2018). Interprofessional Collaboration: Learning Through Engagement with the Interprofessional Team. Poster Presentation at WRCASN, Calgary, AB. Lussier, K., & Lyster, T (2017). The Higher Education Digital Disconnect. Oral Presentation at BCNET, Vancouver, BC. Lussier, K., & Lyster, T (2017). Transforming Culture Through Pok??mon Go! Poster Presentation at Society for Information Technology in Education (SITE), Austin, TX. Lussier, K., Lyster, T., & Mackay, B. (2016). Integrating Technology: Faculty Expectations. Poster Presentation at CANHEIT-HPCS, Edmonton, AB. Lussier, K., Mackay, B. & Lyster, T. (April, 2016). Meeting the Needs of Faculty and IT: Transforming the Relationship. Presentation. BCNET Annual Higher Education IT Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia. Lyster, T. & Sanders, T. (Novemeber, 2015). Constant Chaos Utilizing Change Theory in Baccalaureate Nursing Leadership Education. Poster Presentation. STTI Biennial Convention. Las Vegas, Nevada. Lyster, T., Anderson, R., Ross, S., & Walker, C. (September, 2015). Lets Talk About Practice. Workshop Thompson Rivers University. Kamloops B.C. Lyster, T. & Anderson, R. (December 2014). Lets Talk About Practice; CDM. Workshop Thompson Rivers University Continuing Care Educators Conference. Vancouver, Canada: Invited Presentation: The Flipped Classroom in Healthcare. Co-presented: Krista Lussier & Tara Lyster Thompson Rivers University Canada.

Employment History

Nursing Education 2013 to Present
Thompson Rivers University Nursing Faculty

Nursing Practice
Royal Inland Hospital May 2014 to July 2015
Staff Nurse 4N

HealthLink BC March 2007 to June 2013
Shift leader Nursing Services

Langley Memorial Hospital September 2005 to March 2007
Staff Nurse Pediatric Surgical Float Pool

B.C. Childrens Hospital July 1999 to September 2005
Staff Nurse Oncology, Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplant

St. Vincents Hospital April 1997 to July 1999
Staff Nurse Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care

Courses Taught

Nursing 4300- Professional Practice V
Nursing 2740- Nursing Practice 3
Nursing 2840- Nursing Practice 4
Nursing 4210- Nursing Practice 8
Health Science 2650- Pathophysiology IV
Nursing 4830- Nursing Practice 7
Nursing 2740-Nursing Practice 3- Lab Theory and Practice
Nursing 4210- Nursing Practice 8
Nursing 1840-Nursing Practice 2- Lab Theory and Practice

Professional Affiliations



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