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Heather (Kooiman) McMiller BA, RN, MSc(A)
Professor

Education
Advanced Certificate – Emergency Nursing Specialty with Distinction: BCIT (2016)
Master’s of Sciences Applied (Nursing): McGill University (2011)
Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology: Dordt University (2007)

Career Overview
Heather’s career has been varied from working in northern Ontario in remote First Nations communities to acute care working in emergency departments of trauma centers. Heather was drawn to working in remote First Nations communities after spending a semester in Rapid Lake, Quebec completing her Master’s research and working in the nursing station. Heather currently works in the Emergency department at the Kingston General Hospital to remain current with nursing practice.  

Heather started teaching at St Lawrence College in 2018. She has been teaching acute care nursing practice course along with clinical and labs. Heather is a proponent of experiential learning and engaging students in the learning experience. 

Teaching Portfolio
https://profheather.wixsite.com/profile

Publications

Kooiman, H., Macdonald, ME., Carnevale, F., Pineda, C., Nottaway, W., Vignola, S. (2012) Minododazin: Translating an Algonquin tradition of respect into youth well-being in Rapid Lake, Quebec. Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health. 10(1). 

Stockmeier, CA, Mahajan G, Kooiman H, Austin MC, Szewczyk B, Iyo AH, May W, Rajkowska G. (2009). Cell loss and impaired neuroplasticity in prefrontal cortex and hippocampus during major depressive disorder. Biological Psychiatry 65:173S.

Stockmeier C, Mahajan G, Kooiman H, Austin M, Szewczyk B, Iyo A, May W, Rajkowska G. (2009). Cell loss and impaired neuroplasticity in prefrontal cortex and hippocampus in major depressive disorder (MDD). Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis 69(282).