Kathy Moreland

NameKathy Moreland
School School of Life and Health Sciences
ProgramBScN Program
Academic and Professional Designations
  • MScN - University of Windsor '98 - focus on adaptation to illness, stress and coping, phenomenology, complementary therapies
  • BScN - University of Windsor '82
  • Registered Nurse Ontario (current)
  • Registered Nurse Michigan (current)
  • Nurse Practitioner Michigan (1996-2001)
  • Healing Touch Program certification (1995-2018)
  • Lifetime member Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Title Professor of Nursing (full time)
Courses Taught

N4K10 – Level IV professional practice

  • guide, supervise and mentor students in complex and diverse settings for senior nursing students who are enacting the role of RN as they prepare for graduation
  • communicate with and guide preceptors to help promote student performance
  • encourage application and understanding of specific and broad healthcare concepts through ongoing discussions with students (interprofessional practice, codes of conduct, team building, conflict management, clinical reasoning, standards of practice, preparation for NCLEX exam, what it is to be a professional, broader issues that impact care).

N4J07 - Level IV professional practice (same as above)

N3SS3 - Level III Patient care-based facilitation in classroom

  • facilitate and instruct students' ability to apply deepening knowledge of core nursing and interprofessional health care content and concepts (pathophysiology, evidence informed decision making, pharmacology, psychology, ethics, standards of practice), to individuals, families and communities with focus on maternal/child practice, psychiatry, sepsis, domestic violence.

 N3TT3 - Level III Patient care-based facilitation in classroom

  • same as above with focus on oncology/ are, cardiology, diabetes, renal failure

 N3X04 - applied professional practice course

  • guide, supervise and mentor clinical practice in complex and diverse settings
  • facilitate clinical lab skill development and communication skills
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Adult Med/Surg practice - particular focus on clinical reasoning, oncology and palliative care
  • Complementary Therapies - particular focus on impact of energy-based therapies on outcomes of interest in nursing
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - active local, provincial, and national advocate for the issues and needs of children and adults with FASD
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • 16 years as staff nurse, coordinator, nurse educator and manager in oncology/palliative care settings in southern Ontario
  • 6 years as acute care nurse practitioner in hematology/oncology in Michigan and southern Ontario
  • Summer camp nurse for 4 years working with children/youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications
  • Chapter 4 Healing Touch Research - Healing Touch Resource Guide by Dorothea Hover Kramer ed.
  • Numerous articles in Energy Magazine (online journal published by Healing Touch Program)
  • Lived Experience of Receiving Healing Touch for Women Receiving Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer, Masters Dissertation, 1998
Additional InformationKathy has been a faculty member at the college since January 2003, after a rewarding and varied career in oncology nursing in Ontario and Michigan. She loves helping students find their passion and become lifelong learners while preparing them for their future career. In her spare time she is an avid political advocate for the rights of those living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. A popular international speaker, she is also active in many complementary therapy organizations helping others become good consumers of complementary therapy research.