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Name Heather Cross
School School of Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
Program Nursing – BScN
Academic and Professional Designations
  • RN
  • MN
  • MSc
  • College of Nurses of Ontario – Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario
  • Canadian Nurses' Association
Title Professor
Level 1 Coordinator
Courses Taught
  • Level 1 Problem Based Learned
  • Level 1 Professional Practice
  • Level 1 Service Learning
  • Introduction to Concepts in Global Health

Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Medical, Surgical Pediatric and Critical Care Nursing
  • Community Capacity Development
  • Global Health
  • Youth Health and Wellbeing
  • Health Human Resource Planning
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • Clinical Nurse Educator, St. Mary's General Hospital
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Alberta Children's Hospital
  • Surgery and Critical Care, Cambridge Memorial Hospital
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications
  • Facing Ethical Situations in International Resource – Limited Healthcare Settings:  The Global Health Clinical Experience of BScN Students, Preceptors and Faculty (in process)
  • Most Significant Change Program Evaluation Study:  Student-led participatory project in which significant change stories were collected from BScN students describing events perceived as impacting their process of becoming a professional nurse (2013-2014)
  • Living at the Intersection:  Exploring the Relationship between Youth Health and Wellbeing, Place and After-School Programs in Small Urban Towns (2011-2012)


    Recent Publications

    Lauzon, A., Christie, S., Cross, H., Khan, B., & Khan, B. (2016).  Youth learning in afterschool programs:  Exploring learning outcomes for rural youth.  In V.C.X. Wang (Ed.) Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Learning Opportunities in the Digital Age, pp. 376-401. IGI Global.

    Stakeholder Reviewer, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (2016) Best Practice Guideline:  Practice Education in Nursing.

    Cross, H., & Lauzon, A.C. (2015).  Fostering rural youth wellbeing through afterschool program:  The case of Fusion Youth and Technology Centre, Ingersoll, Ontario.  Journal of Rural and Community Development, 10(1).

 Heather Cross
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