Assistant Professor of Teaching
T275 Koerner Pavilion
2211 Wesbrook Mall
V6T 2B5 Canada
As an Assistant Professor of Teaching, Dr. Bailey teaches in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, as well as in the undergraduate nursing elective courses. She is the BSN Academic Advisor, and also serves as the coordinator for the undergraduate elective courses offered by the School of Nursing.
In the United States, Dr. Bailey is a board-certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with over a decade of clinical experience and a particular interest in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Here in British Columbia, she is a Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC). In addition to her work in mental health, Dr. Bailey has practiced pediatric nursing in acute, primary care, and long-term rehabilitative settings. She is also interested in using contemplative practices such as meditation to support compassionate nursing practice and education.
DNP, Northeastern University
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (Pediatric Primary Care) – Northeastern University
MS (Nursing), Boston College
AB, Brown University
Boston College Graduate Student Nurses Association, Graduate Faculty Teaching & Mentorship Award, 2016
Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing, Member
American Psychological Nurses Association, Member
My teaching is grounded in a few core beliefs. First, I believe that excellent teaching and learning happen when teachers and students feel part of a connected community and are mutually invested in knowledge exchange. Being connected to their teachers and to one another sets the stage for students to dig deeper, take intellectual risk, and support one another’s learning. Genuinely inviting questions and student contributions during class and creating opportunities for peer-to-peer connections through small group work and large group reflective assignments are a few ways I build rapport and connection in my classes. Because I believe deep learning and a spirit of inquiry are enhanced by open, authentic communication I strive to bring my whole self into the classroom. I communicate my enthusiasm for nursing with students by sharing clinical experiences, role modeling curiosity, and bringing a sense of humor whenever possible. I also believe that active learning strategies support higher-level engagement with course content and meaningful application of theoretical knowledge into clinical contexts. I use numerous active learning strategies, in particular case-based learning, interactive polling/questions, mind mapping, role plays, etc.
NURS 180 – Stress and Strategies to Promote Wellbeing
NURS 303 – Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing: People Living with Mental Health Challenges & Their Families
NURS 310 – Basic Principles of Pharmacology for Nursing Practice
NURS 346 – Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing: Infants, Children, Youth and Their Families
NURS 504 – Research & Evidence-Based Practice
NURS 508 – Pathophysiological Processes for Nurse Practitioners
NURS 541 – Clinical Nursing Education
NURS 590 – Directed Studies in Nursing