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Colleen Battista, RN, BScN, MN


  • MN (Advanced Practice Leadership), 2007, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
  • Provincial Instructor Diploma (Post Secondary Education), 2004,Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, BC
  • BScN (Post-R.N. Program-Distance Ed), 2001, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • Nursing - 3 Year Diploma Program, 1985, Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON

Career Overview

Professor Battista’s nursing practice background has been in acute care; most recently the emergency department, but has also included med/surg, pediatrics, cardiology and oncology. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International (Honor Society of Nursing) – Xi Eta Chapter and the RNAO Research Interest group. Her MN project focused on early recognition of delirium in acute care. Her current area of interests include Ethics, Simulation in nursing education, Research, Gerontology particularly Delirium in acute care.

Although her scholarship in the past has included; reviewing textbooks for publication (Lewis, Brunner [medsurg texts] etc.), several presentations at conferences and a few small funded projects (Evaluation of Snoezelen); since 2010 (when she started at SLC), her scholarship has been centered on the continued development of the BScN program. 

Current Scholarship Activities

  • Evaluation project in collaboration with EOHU to switch to an academic liaison led student experience (pilot fall 2014).
  • Examining the embedded practice of overstocking supplies in an acute care hospital setting in collaboration with CCH (in progress).
  • Reviewing/editing Evolve NSO (Nursing Skills Online) modules to update/include current Canadian references.
  • Peer review (in progress) for a study on test anxiety in BScN students at SLC.