Work experience

Academic – British Columbia Institute of Technology

  • Specialty Nursing instructor – Emergency Nursing (2001-2003)
  • BSN instructor – (2003 – 2013)
  • BSN Mentorship Coordinator
  • BSN Simulation Coordinator
  • School of Heatlh Sciences – Interprofessional (IPE) and Simulation (2014- present)

Non Academic

  • Vancouver General Hospital – RN – (ICU, Emergency, Neurological)
  • Vancouver City Police – Police Nurse


  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE – SSIH, 2013-present)
  • Certificate in Simulation Education (Bryan College of Health Sciences – 2012)
  • MSN (UBC- 2006)
  • BScN (UVIC – 2001)
  • Emergency Nursing Certificate (BCIT – 1993)
  • RN (VGH SON – 1990)


Evans, C., & Harder, N. (2013). A formative approach to student remediation. Nurse Educator, 38(4), 147-151.

Evans, C., Shackell, E., Kerr-Wilson, S., Doyle, G., McCutcheon, J. & Budz, B. (2014). A faculty created strategic plan for excellence in nursing education. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 11(1), 1-11.


Current work centers on the integration of interprofessional education/collaboration and experiential learning strategies – simulation into health science curriculum and the associated faculty development and health care partnerships involved to ensure learner success.

  • Interprofessional Education
  • Patient Safety
  • Experiential Learning – Simulation
  • Lab Educators of BC


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