|Your Name||Wendy Azzopardi|
|School||Health & Life Sciences and Community Services|
|Program||Nursing - BScN (McMaster)|
|Academic and Professional Designations (including credentials and professional associations)||
BScN McMaster University
MSc(N) University of Toronto
College of Nurses of Ontario
|Title (e.g. Professor, Chair, Researcher, etc.)||Professor|
N3X04 Guided Nursing Practice
N3Y04 Guided Nursing Practice
HTHSCI4NR3 Nursing Research
COLLAB2T03 Aging in Place
COLLAB1AS3 Aging in Society
|Areas of Expertise & Interest||
Mental Health Nursing
Older Adult Care
Campus Mental Health
|Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities||I have worked as a mental health nurse prior to my role as a college faculty member. My areas of expertise in practice are related to mental health and include: mood disorders, acute care, dual diagnosis (developmental delay and mental illness) and older adult. I have also worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Hospital Educator in the mental health setting.|
|Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications||
Hamilton Wilson, J., Azzopardi, W., Sager, S., Gould, B., Archie, S., Conroy, S., & Deegan, P. (2009) A narrative study of the experiences of nursing students who have participated in the hearing voices that are distressing simulation. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. 6(1).
Sager, S., , Azzopardi, W., & Cross, H. (2008) Faculty Toolkits. Journal of Nursing Education. 47(12).
Hamilton Wilson, J., Azzopardi, W., & Conroy, S. (2012) Experiences of nursing students, advanced police students and community mental health professionals who participated in the Hearing Voices simulation. 5th International Stigma Conference, Ottawa.
Journal of Mental Health and Addiction Nursing 2016
|Additional Information for your BIO Summary||I am currently working as a professor of Nursing at Conestoga College, teaching in the Collaborative BScN, Registered Practical Nursing, and Personal Support Worker Program with a focus on adult mental health, older adult mental health, and adult development and aging. I have completed a SPARK fellowship with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (2015-2016), focused on campus mental health and the development and use of infographics as a tool to promote mental health literacy and reduce stigma across the college campus during student-led events.|