Elsie Tan, MSN, RN

Professor of Teaching Emeritus

UBC School of Nursing
T201 - 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 2B5

Elsie Tan is a Professor of Teaching Emeritus and former Associate Director of the Undergraduate Program. She's led several initiatives and projects in the Undergraduate Program with the aim of supporting and enhancing educators role during her tenure at the School since 1992. Elsie’s nursing background is in pediatric nursing and teaches in a variety of courses. She believes in helping students manoeuvre complex environments through approaches in mindful learning and teaching, co-creating learning environments, and instilling values of engaged mindful learning in students.  


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Tan, E (2015). How to Nurse: Relational Inquiry with individuals and families in changing health and health care contexts, Hartrick Doane, G. & Varcoe, C. (2015), L Wolters Kluwer|Lippincott Wiliams & Wilkins: Philadelphia, PA.
Khan, K., McDonald, H., Baumbusch, J., Reimer Kirkham, S., Tan, E., & Anderson, J. (2007). Taking up postcolonial feminism in the field: Working through a method. Women’s Studies International Forum 30, 228-242.

Tan, Elsie (2013). A review of basic essentials for effective teaching. Nurse Education Today, 33, 224. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2012.02.007

Hayes, V.E., Hollander, M.J., Tan, E.L.C. & Cloutier, J.E. (1997). Services for children with special needs in Canada. A report prepared for the Canadian Association for Community Care and Health Canada. Victoria, British Columbia.


Supervisor eligibility: 

  • MSN – non-thesis