Curriculum Vitae

Sherri Melrose PhD, RN

COMPLETED ACADEMIC DEGREES

Degree Name Subject Area Where Completed Completion Date
PhD Educational Research University of Calgary 1998
MEd Education University of Calgary 1995
BN Nursing University of Calgary 1979

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Appointment Level Institution Dates Subject Area
Associate Professor Athabasca University 10/22/2012 – 2023 Nursing
Assistant Professor Athabasca University 09/1/2005-2012 Nursing
Instructor (sessional) Athabasca University 2001-2005 Nursing
Instructor (sessional) Mount Royal College 1995-2001 Nursing
Nurse Educator Foothills Hospital School of Nursing 1980-1995 Nursing

COURSES WRITTEN at Athabasca University

Courses Written Institution Dates
MHST 625 Personalizing Learning through Collaboration & Mentoring (authoring team) Athabasca University 2015-2016
MHST 624 Teaching in Health Disciplines (authoring team) Athabasca University 2008-2009
MHST 623 Clinical Teaching Athabasca University 2002-2003
NURS 435 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Athabasca University 2001-2002

COURSES TAUGHT/COORDINATED at Athabasca University

Courses Taught Institution Dates
NURS 324 Concepts and Theories in Nursing Practice AU 2018-2019
NURS 432 Management and Leadership in Nursing Practice AU 2015-2017
MHST 625 Collaboration in Teaching AU 2016-2022
MHST 624 Teaching in Health Disciplines AU 2009-2022
MHST 623 Clinical Teaching and Learning AU 2003-2022
MHST 611 Dissemination Strategies AU 2001-2018
NURS 435 Professional Practice in Mental Health Promotion AU 2002-2008
NURS 328 Understanding Research AU 2001-2003

GRADUATE STUDENT SUPERVISION

Role Student name/Degree sought/University Year
Thesis Supervisor Chris Wenzell MN/AU 2019-2021
Thesis Supervisor Andra Carley/MN/AU 2018-2020
Thesis Supervisor Wendy Petillion/MN/AU 2015-2017
Thesis Supervisor Kathrine Janzen/MN/AU 2008-2010
Independent Study Advisor Maureen McKay/MDE/AU 2012
Independent Study Advisor Sue Goulding/MN/AU 2011
Independent Study Advisor Shelley McEwan/MN/AU 2011
Independent Study Advisor Margot Underwood/MN/AU 2011
Independent Study Advisor Sandra McGirr/MN/AU 2010
Independent Study Advisor Patti Tracy/MN/AU 2006
Independent Study Advisor Mary Ives/MN/AU 2006

SCHOLARSHIP and RESEARCH

Books, Monographs and Chapters Authored or Edited

Melrose, S., & Moore, S. (2022). Suicide and non-suicidal self-injury. In C. Pollard, S. Jakubec and M. Halter (Eds.), Varcarolis’ Canadian foundations of psychiatric mental health nursing. North York, ON: Elsevier Canada.

Melrose, S., & Perry, B. (Eds.). (2022). Clinical teaching in Canadian nursing. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.

Melrose, S., Park, C. & Perry, B. (2021). Creative clinical teaching in health professionals. Athabasca, AB, Canada: AU Press.

Melrose, S., Park, C. & Perry, B. (2020). Centring human connections in the education of health professionals. Athabasca, AB, Canada: AU Press.

Melrose, S. (2018). Understanding and supporting professionals’ own efforts to learn in online health disciplines courses. In B. Sharpiro (Ed.), Actions of their own to learn. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Sense.

Melrose, S., Park, C. & Perry, B. (2015). Creative clinical teaching in the health professions. http://epub-fhd.athabascau.ca/clinical-teaching/

Melrose, S., Dusome, D., Simpson, J., Crocker, C., Athens, E. (2015). Supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities & mental illness: What caregivers need to know. Vancouver, British Columbia: BCcampus. Available at http://opentextbc.ca/caregivers/

Melrose, S., Park, C. & Perry, B. (2013). Teaching health professionals online: Frameworks and Strategies. Athabasca, AB, Canada: AU Press: Available at http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120234

Melrose, S., Moore, S. & Ewing, H. (2013). Chapter 5: Online interest groups for graduate students: Benefit or burden? In V. Wang (Ed.), Advanced research in adult learning and professional development: Tools, trends, and methodologies, 121-132. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Moore, S. & Melrose, S. (2013). Chapter 25: Suicide. Relevant theories and therapies for nursing practice. In M. Haase (Ed.), Foundations of psychiatric mental health nursing, Canadian edition. Toronto, ON: Elsevier Canada.

Melrose, S. & Moore, S. (2013). Chapter 3: Relevant theories and therapies for nursing practice. In M. Haase (Ed.), Foundations of psychiatric mental health nursing, Canadian edition. Toronto, ON: Elsevier Canada.

Melrose, S. (2013). Chapter 19: Inpatient care settings. In Mohr, W (Ed.), Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (8th ed., pp. 357-367). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Jones, K., Melrose, S. & Wilson-Keates, B. (2022 Forthcoming). Reflections on the experiences of Black undergraduate nursing students in Canada. Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Wenzel, C., Melrose, S., Lane, A. & Kent-Wilkinson, A. (2022). Clinical instruction in mental health nursing: Students’ perceptions of best practices.  International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 19(1), 20210147.

Carley, A., Melrose, S., Rempel, G. Diehl-Jones, W & Schwarz, B. (2021). Professional development needs of non-radiology nurses: An exploration of nurses’ experiences caring for interventional radiology patients. Journal of Radiology Nursing, 40(2), 1-6.

Melrose, S. (2018). Late life depression: Nursing actions that can help. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 55(3), 453-458.

Martyniuk, A. & Melrose, S. (2018). Understanding and supporting adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: Strategies for health professionals, an Opinion Piece. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 16(3) Article 2.

Melrose, S. (2018). Mentoring non-traditional students in clinical practicums: Building on strengths. Journal of Clinical Nursing Studies, 6(3), 39-45.

Wishart, P. & Melrose, S. (2017). Beyond inclusion: A grounded theory of belonging. National Association for the Dually Diagnosed NADD Bulletin, 20(5), 83-90.

Petillion, W., Melrose, S., Moore, SL., Nuttgens, S. (2017). Research ethics review processes: Potential teaching tools for health professions students. Journal of Medical Education and Training, 1(5), 1:026.

Melrose, S. (2017). Balancing reflection and validity in health profession students’ self-Assessment. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 16(8), 65-76.

Melrose, S. (2017). Recognizing and responding to depression in dementia. SM Journal of Psychiatry and Mental Health, 2(1), 1008.

Melrose, S. (2017). Pass/Fail and discretionary grading: A snapshot of their influences on learning. Open Journal of Nursing, 7(2), 185-192.

Melrose, S. (2017). Persistent depressive disorder or dysthymia: An overview of assessment and treatment approaches. Open Journal of Depression, 6, 1-13.

Petillion, W., Melrose, S., Moore, S. & Nuttgens, S. (2016). Graduate students’ experiences with research ethics in conducting health research. Research Ethics, 1-16.

Melrose, S. (2016). Treating seasonal affective disorder with cognitive behavioral therapy is comparable to light therapy. Evidence Based Mental Health, 19(3), e21. Invited Commentary.

Melrose, S. (2016). Post-stroke depression: How can nurses help? Canadian Nursing Home, 27(1), 5-9.

Nevers, S. & Melrose, S. (2016). Posing questions to support and challenge: A guide for mentoring staff. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 14(3),

Janzen, K. & Melrose, S. (2016) “It was worse than my son passing away.” The experience of grief in recovering crack cocaine addicted mothers who lose custody of their children. Illness, Crisis and Loss, 25(3), 232-261.

Melrose, S. (2015). Seasonal affective disorder: An overview of assessment and treatment approaches. Depression Research and Treatment. Volume 2015, Article ID 178564, 6 pages.

Melrose, S. (2013). Action research: Supporting the developmentally disabled and their caregivers. In Sage Research Methods Cases. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.

Janzen, K. & Melrose, S. (2013). When the worst imaginable becomes reality: The experience of child custody loss in mothers recovering from addictions. Janus Head, 13(1), 176-213.

Melrose, S., Wishart, P., Urness, C., Forman, B., Holub, M. & Denoudsten, A. (2013). Supporting persons with developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental illness: An action research project. Canadian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Research, 3, 32-40.

Melrose, S. (2013). Facilitating constructivist learning environments using mind maps and concept maps as advanced organizers. JPACTe Journal for the Practical Application of Constructivist Theory in Education (7(1), 1-11.

Gordon, K., Melrose, S. Janzen, K. & Miller, J. (2013). Licensed Practical Nurses becoming Registered Nurses: Conflicts and responses that can help. Clinical Nursing Studies, 1(4), 1-8.

Janzen, K., Melrose, S., Gordon, K & Miller, J. (2013). “RN means “Real” Nurse in a Post LPN-BN bridging program. Nursing Forum, 48(3), 165-173.

Melrose, S. & Wishart, P. (2013). Resisting, reaching out and re-imagining to independence: LPN’s transitioning towards BNs and beyond. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 10(1), 107-113.

Melrose, S. (2013). Relocation stress in long term care: How staff can help. Canadian Nursing Home, 24(1), 16-19.

Melrose, S. & Swettenham, S. (2012) Asynchronous online peer assistance: Telephone messages of encouragement in post licensure nursing programs. Journal of Peer Learning, 5(1), 1-5.

Gordon, K., & Melrose, S. (2013). Keeping clients safe on the night shift. Mental Health Practice, 16(5). 12-18.

Melrose, S. (2013). Developmental disabilities co-occurring with Mental illness. Knowledge Notes, KN-11, January. Alberta Addiction and Mental Health Research Partnership Program Publication. Available at http://www.mentalhealthresearch.ca/Publications/Documents/KN-11_Developmental_Disabilities_Co-occurring_with_Mental_Illness_Jan2013.pdf

Getzlaf. B, Melrose, S., Moore, S., Ewing, H., Fedorchuk, J. Troute-Wood, T. (2012). Online Interest Groups: Virtual Gathering Spaces to promote Graduate Student Interaction. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 2(4), 63-76.

Melrose, S., Miller, J., Gordon, K. & Janzen, K. (2012). Becoming socialized into a new professional role: LPN to BN student nurses’ experiences with legitimation. Nursing Research and Practice. vol. 2012, Article ID 946063, 8 pages doi: 10.1155/2012/946063

Gordon, K. & Melrose, S. (2011). Peer e-mentoring podcasts in a self-paced course. Academic Exchange Quarterly 15(3), 145-149.

Melrose, S. (2011). Perfectionism and depression: Vulnerabilities nurses need to understand. Nursing Research and Practice, vol. 2011, Article ID 858497, 7 pages doi:10.1155/2011/858497

Gordon, K. & Melrose, S. (2011). Self-Mentoring: 5 practical strategies to improve retention of long-term care nurses, Canadian Nursing Home, 22(2), 14-19.

Gordon, K. & Melrose, S. (2011). LPN to BN nurses: Introducing a new group of potential health care leaders, e-Journal of Organizational Learning and Leadership, 9(1), 121-128.

Melrose, S. & Gordon, K. (2011). Overcoming barriers to role transition during an online Post LPN to BN program. Nurse Education in Practice, 11(1), 31-35.

Melrose, S. (2010). From vocational college to university: How one group of nurses experienced the transition, Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research, 6(1), 88-97.

Melrose, S. (2010). How to uncover post-stroke depression. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, 8(4), 31-37.

Melrose, S. (2010). Paternal postpartum depression: How can nurses help? Contemporary Nurse, 34 (2), 199-210.

Ives, M. & Melrose, S. (2010). Immunizing children who fear and resist needles: Is it a problem for nurses? Nursing Forum, 45(1), 29-39.

Melrose, S. (2009). Schizophrenia: A brief review of what can nurses do and say to help, Journal of Practical Nursing, 59(2), 3-4.

Melrose, S. (2009, October). Naturalistic generalization. Encyclopedia of Case Study Research. Edited by Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos, and Elden Wiebe. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Melrose, S. (2009, January). Instructional immediacy online. In P. Rogers, G. Berg, J. Boettcher, C. Howard, L. Justice and K. Schenk (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, 2nd ed., Vol. III (pp. P1212-1215). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. Available at: http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?id=9703

Solohub, N. & Melrose, S. (2008). Challenge and opportunity in an inner-city practicum. The Canadian Nurse, 104(8), 6-8.

Melrose, S. & Gordon, K. (2008). Online Post LPN to BN students’ views of transitioning to a new nursing role. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 5(1), Article 14.
Available at: http://www.bepress.com/ijnes/vol5/iss1/art14

Adkins, B. & Melrose, S. (2007). Malawian health care workers perceptions of volunteer midwives. Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research and Practice, 6(1), 13-17.

Melrose, S. & Bergeron, K. (2007). Instructor immediacy strategies to facilitate group work in online graduate study. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 23(1), 132-148. Available at: http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet23/melrose.html

Melrose, S. & Bergeron, K. (2006). Online healthcare graduate study learners’ perceptions of instructional immediacy. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning 7(1). Available at http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/viewArticle/255/477 or http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/viewFile/255/497.

Melrose, S. (2006). Creating a psychiatric mental health portfolio: An assignment that works. Nurse Education in Practice Journal, 6, 288-294.

Melrose, S. (2006). Facilitating help-seeking through student interactions in a WebCT online graduate study program. Nursing and Health Sciences 8, 175-178.

Melrose, S. (2006). Lunch with the theorists: A clinical learning activity Nurse Educator, 31(4), 147-148.

Bergeron, K. & Melrose, S. (2006). Online graduate study health care learners’ perceptions of group work and helpful instructional behaviors. Journal of Educational Technology. 3(1) 74-80.

Melrose, S. (2006). Practical approaches in treating depression: Alleviating the debilitating symptoms of depression in LTC. Canadian Nursing Home, 16(2), 12-16.

Melrose, S. (2006). Mentoring online graduate students: Partners in scholarship. Education for Primary Care, 17(1), 57-62.

LaVallie, C., & Melrose, S. (2005). Skills for Succeeding in Online Graduate Study. Academic Quarterly 9(3), 176-181.

Lister, T. & Melrose, S. (2005, Summer). Practical teaching strategies for diabetes educators. Diabetic Quarterly, p 5.

Melrose, S., Shapiro, B. & LaVallie, C. (2005). Help-seeking experiences of health care learners in a WebCT online graduate study program. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 31(2), 5-21. Available at: http://www.cjlt.ca/content/vol31.2/melrose.html

Melrose, S. (2004). Reducing relocation stress syndrome in long term care facilities. Journal of Practical Nursing 54(4), 15-17.

Melrose, S. (2004). What works? A personal account of clinical teaching strategies in nursing. Education for Health 17 (2), 236-239.

Melrose, S. (2002). A clinical teaching guide for psychiatric mental health nursing: A qualitative outcome analysis project. The Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 9(4), 381-389.

Melrose, S. & Shapiro, B. (2001). Learning psychiatric mental health nursing: One student’s experience. Partners in Psychiatric Health Care Journal, (3)2 23-32.

Melrose, S. & Shapiro, B. (2000). A message from Simone. The Canadian Nurse (96)2, 45-46.

Melrose, S. & Shapiro, B. (1999) Students’ perceptions of their psychiatric mental health clinical nursing experience: A personal construct theory exploration The Journal of Advanced Nursing (30)6, 1451-1458.

Melrose, S. (1998). An exploration of students’ personal constructs: Implications for clinical teaching in psychiatric mental health nursing. Unpublished PhD dissertation, 1998, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Melrose, S. and Kirby, D. (1996). Mandatory practice hours. The Canadian Nurse 92(3), 51-52.

Melrose, S. & Shapiro, B. (1996). Clinical teaching in mental health nursing. In What’s new in research … a cross-country sampling of recent initiatives and works in progress. The Canadian Nurse (92)10, 20.

Non-Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Melrose, S. (2013, March 13). Supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness. CRGI SNAPSHOT – 02. http://www.mentalhealthresearch.ca/Publications/Pages/CRGISnapshots.aspx

Melrose, S. (2013, April). Supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness. CRGI Final Report. http://www.mentalhealthresearch.ca/KeyInitiatives/ResearchGrants/Seniors_PwD/Grants/Pages/FinalReports.aspx

Melrose, S. (2007, July). Compassion fatigue. Health 2007 Professional Edition, 6-7.

Melrose, S. (2003, June). Strategies for facilitating staff learning. RESOURCES Education Resources Centre for Continuing Care Newsletter (8)3, Pages 1,3.

Melrose, S. and Shapiro, B. (2001, September). Not just kid stuff – Warning signs of Violence in children. Calgary Community Publications. p.5.

Melrose, S. (2001, November). Would you like to talk about it? Recognizing the signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. Calgary Community Publications, pages 6,12,13.

Conference Presentations

Melrose, S. (2021, May 3-5 online). Assessing and evaluating non-traditional students in clinical practicums: building on strengths through mentoring: Pre-recorded Paper presented at the Responding to the Complexity of Nursing Education and Practice CASN Virtual Nursing Education Conference. CASN, Ottawa, ON.

Melrose, S. (2020, May 25 Accepted but Conference Cancelled). Assessing and evaluating non-traditional students in clinical practicums: building on strengths through mentoring: Paper accepted to be presented at the Responding to the Complexity of Nursing Education and Practice CASN Biennial Canadian Nursing Education. Westin Hotel, Calgary, AB.

Melrose, S. (2019, May 3). Depression in Dementia: Journeying Through the Fog Together. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Gerontological Nurses Older Persons Climbing Mountains: Journeys and Transitions. Calgary, AB.

Melrose, S. (2019, Feb 22). Balancing reflection and validity in students’ self-assessment: Demonstrating Authentic Interest. Paper presented at the WNRCASN Rejuvenating Nursing Education Through Relational Practice Conference. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

Melrose, S. (2018, May 7-9). Learning in Practice – Sessions Chair. Research, Scholarship and Evaluation. 7the International Nurse Education Conference (NETNEP). Banff, AB.

Melrose, S., Park, C. & Perry, B. (2018, April 28). Creating and Publishing a Pressbook: An AU Open E-Learning Resource. Paper presented at the Athabasca University Learning Conference. Athabasca University, Leduc, AB.

Melrose, S. (2018, Feb 22). Questions as an Assessment Strategy: Revitalizing a Foundational Educational Practice. Lightening Talk presented at the WNRCASN Reimagining Nursing Education: Innovations for the Future Conference. University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

Melrose, S., Park, C., Perry, B. (2018, Feb 22). Re-envisioning Clinical Teaching: A Free E-Book of Creative Strategies. Lightening Talk presented at the WNRCASN Reimagining Nursing Education: Innovations for the Future Conference. University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

Melrose, S. (2017, Oct 11). Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness: An E-Book for Recognizing and Responding to Unmet Needs. Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity. Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.

Melrose, S. (2017, Oct 9). Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Mental Illness. Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity. Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.

Melrose, S. (2017, May 11). Open Educational Resources: An E-book for Educators in the Health Professions. OER Summit, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

Melrose, S. (2016, Nov 9). OER’s For Teaching Health Professionals. Invited Table Presentation at the Open Education In and Across Disciplines Conference, Mount Royal University, Calgary AB.

Melrose, S. (2015, Oct 23). A Free Book for Caregivers of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness: Showcasing an Innovation. Paper presented at the Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses National Conference Celebrating Canadian Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Achievements, Niagara Falls, ON.

Melrose, S. (2015, Sept 30). If You Build It They Will Come: An OER Story. Presentation at the FHD Faculty Development Day, Edmonton, AB.

Melrose, S. (2015, June 20). A Free Book for Caregivers of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness: Showcasing an Innovation. Paper presented at the 16th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference: Jump on the Bandwagon! Conference, Calgary, AB.

Melrose, S. (2015, May 11). A Free Book for Caregivers of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness: Showcasing an Innovation. Paper presented at the Making a Difference Together: Showcasing Collaborations in Nursing and Health Research Conference, Winnipeg, MB.

Melrose, S. (2015, Feb 19). Strategies Experienced Clinical Teachers Implement to Mentor Adult Learners: Reform-in-action. Paper presented at the WNRCASN Nurse Educators Conference, Cranbrook, BC.

Melrose, S. (2014, Sept 3). Theory of Clinical Instruction and Mentoring in/relation to Post LPN BN Students. Presentation at the BNPC Clinical Teaching Workshop: Tips for Your Toolkit. Calgary, AB.

Melrose, S. (2014, April 30). Stories of Courage: Living with Co-occurring Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness. Paper presented at the YAI Network’s 2014 International Conference on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Designing the Future. New York, NY.

Melrose, S. (2014, March 7). Supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Paper presented at the Alberta Addiction and Mental Health Partnership Program conference Found in Translation” Sharing Alberta Research for Mental Wellness in Seniors and Persons with Disabilities. Edmonton, AB.

Melrose, S. (2014, February 20). Creating Innovative Teaching Strategies: How Understanding Educational Theory Can Help. Paper presented at the WNRCASN conference Embracing Challenges: Nursing Education in the 21st Century. Winnipeg, MB.

Melrose, S. (2013, October 4). Stories of Courage: Living with Co-occurring Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness. Paper presented at the Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses conference Mental Health Nursing…A Journey of Collaboration, Culture and Change. Kelowna, BC.

Melrose, S., Urness, C., Forman, B., Holub, M., Denoudsten, A. & Wishart, P. (2013, March 7). Supporting Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness. Poster and Poster Discussion presented at the Alberta Addiction and Mental health Partnership Program conference Found in Translation” Sharing Alberta Research for Mental Wellness in Seniors and Persons with Disabilities. Edmonton, AB.

Melrose, S. (2012, March 8). Creating a Self Managing Plan for Mental Wellness: Strengthening Quality of Life for Persons with Cognitive Disabilities and Complex Needs. Poster presented at the Alberta Addiction and Mental Health Partnership Program conference Found in Translation” Sharing Alberta Research for Mental Wellness in Seniors and Persons with Disabilities. Edmonton, AB.

Melrose, S. (2012, February 23). Fostering Online Student Collaboration: Gentle Breezes that Help Create Connections. Paper presented at the WRCASN 2012 conference Winds of Change: Diversity and Divergence. Lethbridge, AB.

Melrose, S. (2011). This Worked for Me! Podcast Messages of Encouragement from Senior to Junior Students in an Asynchronous Self Paced Online Course. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (pp. 1486-1492). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. (Oct 18).

Melrose, S. (2011, May 13). Learners’ perceptions of instructional immediacy in an online environment. Paper presented at the Retreat with Lulea University Professional Development Day. Calgary, AB.

Melrose, S. (2011, February 19). Perfectionism and depression: Are nursing instructors and our students vulnerable? Paper presented at the WRCASN 2011 conference Fostering Quality Learning Environments: Scaling the Heights of Nursing Education. Vancouver, B.C.

Melrose, S. (2010, November 3). From vocational college to university: How one group of nurses experienced the transition. Paper presented at the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research 11th annual conference: Achieving Excellence through Inquiry. Hutchinson Island, Florida.

Melrose, S. (2010, May 13). Creating a client self managing plan for mental wellness: Strengthening quality of life for persons with cognitive disabilities and mental health needs. Paper presented at the 11th Canadian Conference on Collaborative Mental Health Care: Keeping One Step Ahead: Practical Approaches to Mental Health Promotion. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Melrose, S. (2010, May 4). This worked for me! Audio messages of encouragement in an online course. Paper presented at the Canadian Association Schools of Nursing Nurse Educators conference: Traditions & Transitions: The Evolving Legacy of Nursing Education Scholarship. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Melrose, S. (2009, December 10). Supporting the transition from Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse: Lessons learned from nurses with experience in both roles. Paper presented at the Workplace Integration of New Nurses conference: Value the Past, support the Present, Secure the Future. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Melrose, S. (2009, November 6). From Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse: Easing the transition. Paper presented at the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research 10th annual conference: Bridging Educational Practice and Discipline through Research. Hutchinson Island, Florida.

Melrose, S. (2009, August 26). Easing the transition from LPN to BN: Advice from graduates of a Post LPN BN program. Paper presented at the Teaching Development Unit Conference: Teaching for and from practice: Critical conversations about education. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

Melrose, S. (2009, February 20). Ten top tips for teaching online. Paper presented at the WRCASN 2009 Conference: Teaching from Within: Supporting Nurse Educators for the Future. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

Melrose, S. (2008, February 22). Online Post LPN to BN students’ views of transitioning to a new nursing role. Paper presented at the WRCASN 2008 Conference: Caring for People, the Profession and the Earth: Interrelationships among health, healing and the environment. University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia.

Melrose, S. (2007, May 25). Online graduate study health care learners’ perceptions of instructional immediacy. Invited Speaker at the CIDER (Canadian Institute for Distance Education Research) series of Elluminate presentations. Athabasca University. Available at http://cider.athabascau.ca/CIDERSessions/sessionarchive/

Melrose, S. (2007, May 15). Online graduate study health care learners’ perceptions of instructional immediacy. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Distance Education CADE/AMTEC Conference: Connecting in the Global Village, University of Manitoba and Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Melrose, S. (2006, August 26). A clinical teaching guide for psychiatric mental health nursing: A qualitative outcome analysis project. Paper presented at 2nd Annual Education Conference: Power, Politics and Pedagogy: The Puzzle of Clinical Teaching Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

Melrose, S. (2006, May 14). Help-seeking experiences of health care learners in a WebCT online graduate study program. Paper presented at the 1st Nurse Education International Conference: Developing Collaborative Practice in Health and Social Care Education Conference, University of Salford, UK and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Melrose, S. (2006, February 25). Creating a psychiatric mental health portfolio: An assignment that works! Paper presented at the WRCAUSN 2006 Nursing Education: Shaping the Future Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Melrose, S. (2005, Sept 25). Help-seeking experiences of online graduate students. Paper presented at the CACHE (Canadian Association of Continuing Health Education) Conference, Calgary, Alberta.

Melrose, S. (2005, June 2). Creating a psychiatric mental health portfolio: An assignment activity that works! Invited Speaker at the ADETA (Alberta Distance Education Training Association) Professional Development Presentations. Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Melrose, S. (2005, May 13). Creating a psychiatric mental health portfolio: An assignment activity that works! Paper presented at the Transformational Networks, McGraw-Hill Ryerson 2005 Teaching Learning and Technology Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Melrose, S., (2005, February 18). Mentoring online graduate students. Paper presented at the WRCAUSN 2005 See the Future: Partnerships for Nursing Education Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Melrose, S., (2004, October 18). Help-seeking experiences among graduate students in an online WebCT program – Preliminary findings. Paper presented at the NAWeb 2004 Web Based Teaching and Learning Conference, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Available at http://naweb.unb.ca/04/papers/Melrose.html

Shapiro, B., Kappelman, J., Melrose, S. & Tse, S. (2003).Tools for use in observation and the interpretation of help-seeking in an elementary science classroom. Paper presented at the XXXI Annual Conference for the Study of Education Conference, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Melrose, S. (2001, February 23). Applying qualitative outcome analysis to create a clinical teaching guide for psychiatric mental health nursing. Paper presented at the 2nd Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference, The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Melrose, S. (1999, June 18). Clinical teaching in psychiatric mental health nursing — Sandra’s Story. Paper presented at the International Nursing Research Conference, Research to Practice, The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Melrose, S. (1999, February 19). An exploration of students’ personal constructs: Implications for clinical teaching in psychiatric mental health nursing. Paper presented at the 4th European Mental Health Nursing Conference, Valuing Mental Health Nursing, Royal College of Nursing, London, England, (Location: Channel Islands).

Shapiro, B. & Melrose, S. (1997, July 11), Using personal construct changes to bring learner voice into professional development and socialization experiences. Paper presented at the XIIth International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States.

Research Grants

Title of Grant Source of Funding Date
$10,000.00 Alberta Open Educational Resources OER Project titled: “Championing OER’s with Educators in the Health Professions: A Model Online Graduate Course. Campus Alberta OER Initiative 2016-2017
$15,000.00 Alberta Open Educational Resources OER Project titled: “Creative Clinical Teaching in Health Disciplines” textbook. Campus Alberta OER Initiative 2014-2015
$6,000.00 Mission Critical Research for project titled: “Mentoring Post LPN to BN Students in Clinical Practicums: Instructional Approaches That Work.” Athabasca University 2014-2015
$10,000.00 BCcampus Open Access Textbook Publishing for textbook titled: “Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and mental Illness: what Caregivers Need to Know. BCcampus Publishing 2014-2015
$2,000.00 from Collaborative Research Grant Initiative: Mental Wellness in Seniors and Persons with Disabilities for editorial support for online open access textbook project. Alberta Health Services 2014-2015
$6,000.00 Academic Research Fund for project titled: “Supporting Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness: Creating an Online Resource. Athabasca University 2013-2014
$24,975.00 from Collaborative Research Grant Initiative: Mental Wellness in Seniors and Persons with Disabilities for project titled: “Creating a Client Self Managing Plan for Mental Wellness: Strengthening Quality of Life for Persons with Cognitive Disabilities and Complex Needs.” Alberta Health Services 2011-2013
$5,938 Academic Research Fund for project titled: “This Worked for Me! Podcast Messages of Encouragement in Asynchronous Online Graduate Courses. Athabasca University 2011-2012
$28,434.00 SSHRC funding for the project titled: “From Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse: Easing the Transition.”
SSHRC 2010-2011
$1,541.64 2009 Educational Innovation Award for project titled: “This Worked for Me! Audio Messages of Encouragement in an Online Course.” Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing 2010-2011
$5,816.00 Academic Research Fund for project titled: “Post LPN to BN Students’ Perceptions of their Professional Socialization Experiences.” Athabasca University 2010-211
2007 SSHRC New Scholar funding for project titled: “From LPN to BN: How can online education ease the transition?” was not approved but was given a rating of 4A which means that if money becomes available, the project may be funded. This rating also entitled me to funds from the ARC at AU in the amount of $4000. Funds were used for the project titled: “Exploring Post-LPN to BN Learners’ Personal Constructions of the Registered Nurse Role: Phase Two. SSHRC 2007-2008
$4,432.00 Academic Research Fund for project titled: “Exploring Post-LPN to BN Learners’ Personal Constructions of the Registered Nurse Role: Phase One Athabasca University 2006-2007
$4,883.00 Mission Critical Research Fund for project titled: “Graduate Students’ Perceptions of Participation in Online Clinical Interest Groups.” Athabasca University 2006
$4,877.00 Mission Critical Research Fund for project titled: “Exploring Online Graduate Study Learners’ Perceptions of Instructional Immediacy.” Athabasca University 2005-2006
$1,900.00 Mission Critical Research Fund for project titled: “Exploring Help-Seeking Experiences Among Health Care Learners in an Online Graduate Study Program.” Athabasca University 2004-2005
$5,000.00 Educational Needs Research Project titled: “Psychiatric Technicians: An Exploration of Possibilities for Employment. Southern Alberta Institute of Technology 1998

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE

Professional Memberships

CARNA – College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta

CFMHN – Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses

Professional Qualifications

RN – Registered Nurse

Non-Academic Teaching Experience

Grant MacEwan College, Calgary AB site Nursing Refresher Program Tutor 2001-2002. Mentor Registered Nurses returning to practice

Grace Hospital, Calgary AB Childbirth Education Instructor 1986-1994. Independent contracting to develop and implement programs for expectant parents, grandparents and siblings.

Professional Experience

Foothills Hospital Calgary, AB Mental Health Worker – Psychiatry 1974 to 1980. Assessing/managing inpatient & outpatient caseload, in both the hospital and the community.

Health Sciences Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba Staff Nurse — Forensic Psychiatry 1971 to 1973. Assessing and evaluating acute forensic psychiatric patients.

AWARDS and NOMINATIONS

Dates Awards/Nominations Association
2018 Nominated for the Distinguished Academic Award Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
2017 Nominated for the Brightspace Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)
2013 Nominated for the Pat Griffin Nursing Education Research Scholar award Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN)
2011 Received the Award for Excellence in Nursing Education Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN)
2009 Received the Educational Innovation Award for project titled: “This Worked for Me! Audio Messages of Encouragement in an Online Course.” Western Northern Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN)

SERVICE TO ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY and COMMUNITY

Dates Activity Role
2020-2022

2017

Western Northern Region Canadian Association Schools of Nursing

CASN Nurse Educator Exam

President

Invited Exam Question Writer

2014-2017 Athabasca University Research Ethics Board Chair
2015-present Calgary Nursing council Member
2005-2014 CNHS Expedited Ethics Review Committee Chair
2005-2014 Athabasca University Research Ethics Board Member
2009-2010 Athabasca University Academic Council Member
2013-2014 Athabasca University Academic Learning Environment Committee Member
2005-2006 Athabasca University Education Working Group (Middle States) Member
2014-present Canadian Nurse Educator Group on Clinical Instruction Chair
2001 -2020 Western Northern Region Canadian Association Schools of Nursing Member at Large representing CNHS at AU
2015-present Calgary Community Kitchens Board of Directors Member
1995-present Community Outreach, St David’s United Church, Calgary Member
2015-2016 Calgary Nursing Council Member
2013 SIAST Psychiatric nursing degree program-evaluation Program Reviewer
2008 CRNE Blueprint Committee for 2010-2015 Cycle Member
2005 Jurisdictional Review Committee RN Exams Member
2001-2004 CARNA Nursing Education Programs Approval Board NEPAB Member

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