Thompson Rivers University

Wendy McKenzie

Name: Wendy McKenzie
Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 250-377-6141


Critical Thinking
Neuroscience Nursing
Global Health
Disaster Nursing
Creative teaching to facilitate student learning

Research Interests

Disaster nursing competency integration into Schools of Nursing
Global Health


Doctorate in Education Leadership, University of Calgary (2018)
Master of Science Degree in Nursing, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada,2007
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, BC Canada,2000
Registered Nurse Diploma, University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, BC Canada,1984
Canadian Nursing Association Certification in Neuroscience Specialty, CNN(C)
Critical Care Nurse, BC Institute of Technology, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Part 1
Canadian Forces: Certification in Aero-medical Evacuation, Nursing administration, Leadership, Advanced Medical Classification Training, Command and Staff School, plus 35 other courses
Mediation certification, Alberta Mediation Society
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, CPR/AED


Bell, S.A., Hutton, A., McKenzie, W. & Veneema, T. (2015, April). Use of competencies in disaster global response: An Integrative Review. Presentation at 19th World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine Congress, Capetown, South Africa, 20-24 April 2015. McKenzie, W., Healy-Morrow, I(2006).Global Deployment of Reserve Soldiers: A Leadership Challenge.Human Dimensions in Military Operations, Military Leaders Strategies for Addressing Stress and Psychological Support (pp.13-1-13-8) Meeting Proceedings RTO-MP-HFM-134, Paper 13 Neuilly-sur-France RTO ( Bezeau, V, McKenzie, W., Bendfeld, D., Hanna, D., Mitchell, W (2008). The first hundred years: The History of the Rocky Mountain Rangers, local publication

Employment History

Full time nursing educator Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada 2004 to present
Critical Care Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Royal Inland Hospital, 1984-2015
Retired Nursing Officer, Major, Canadian Armed Forces,12 Field Ambulance Vancouver British Columbia, Canada, 1977 to 2013

Courses Taught

HLSC 2550 Pathophysiology
HLSC 2650 Pathophysiology
HLSC 3830 Global Health
Nursing 3390: International CPE III (International)Thailand, Lesotho
Nursing Theory and Lab 2740
Nursing Theory and Lab 2840
Co-ordinater of the Nursing Resource Center

Professional Affiliations

Chair of the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Nursing.
Curator for the Rocky Mountain Rangers Military Museum
President, 886(Overlander) Wing, Royal Canadian Airforce Association


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