Elsie Tan, MSN, RN

Professor of Teaching; Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs

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

A faculty member since 1992, Ms. Tan has a background in pediatric nursing but also teaches a variety of courses within the nursing program. Her primary interest and focus is nursing education and facilitation, with a focus on mindful learning and teaching. Co-creating learning environments and instilling values of engaged mindful learning in students are essential when helping students manoeuvre complex environments. Ms. Tan is active in exploring, guiding, and supporting interprofessional education initiatives and innovations in UBC’s health profession programs.


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Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed

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 eligibiity: 

  • MSN – non-thesis