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Curriculum Vitae

Sandra Secord
Business Address:
Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
205 Humber College Blvd.
Toronto, On, M9W 5LT
Relevant Professional Data
Professor and Coordinator UNB Humber BN Program
Teaching and Learning consultant (NILES) Network for Excellence and Leadership in
Education at Sheridan (Current).
Teach part time in the nursing and PSW programs (current)
Coordinator for part time Practical Nursing (2009-2013) and Personal Support Worker
programs (current).
Classroom and clinical instructor for BScN, practical nursing and PSW.
Dedicated to creating a dynamic teaching and learning environment and motivating
students to become their personal best.
Created and implemented curriculum (content and protocols) for clinical none
existed prior.
Created the clinical lead position and was Clinical Lead (2008-2012)
Passionate about teaching and learning with a commitment to ongoing professional
Recent participant Assessment Strategies Incorporated (ASI) Item Writing for
Canadian Practical Nursing Registration Exam.
Reviewed multiple nursing texts for Pearson Inc.
Extensive past experience in student advising - academic and clinical.
Committee member AIS Experiential Learning task force and Scholarship of Teaching
and Learning task force
Experienced in Obstetrical simulation with low and high fidelity simulators.
Research experience in simulation.
Past member of Curriculum Innovation Committee McMaster University.
Experience in multiple delivery models of curriculum within multiple programs
BScN Nursing, RPN Bridging to BScN, Practical Nursing, PSW, General Education,
Athletic Therapy.
Completed multiple courses on using patient simulation as an education technique.
Graduate studies work in concepts related to the caring perspective in nursing
Knowledgeable educator, team member with 10 years experience in health care
instruction with students of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Extensive professional background in long term care, maternal-child,
medical/Surgical, emergency and operating room nursing.

Undergraduate with a concentration in gerontology.

Committed to ongoing professional development and currency in health and nursing

Citizenship: Canadian
Educational Background:
Certificate in Adult Training and Development (ongoing) University of Toronto
Certificate for RNs in Perinatal Nursing
CPR level C and Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certifications
Breast Feeding Certification - Level 1
College Educator Development Program Certificate (2008)
Masters in Nursing (2003)
University of Athabasca
Bachelor of Nursing Science (1993)
Concentration in Gerontics
University of Ottawa (Magnum cum laude)
Certificate in Health Care Administration
University of Saskatchewan
Diploma Registered Nurse (1976)
Kelsey Institute, Saskatchewan
Current Status:
Professor and Coordinator
Professional Organizations:
College of Nurses of Ontario
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
Canadian Gerontological Nurses Association
Canadian Perinatal Nurses Association
Provincial Nurse Educators Interest Group member
College of Nurses of Ontario Academic Sector Advisory Group
Regional Representative for Provincial Nurse Educators Interest Group RNAO (2009-2010)
Employment History:
Humber College: Bachelor of Nursing Program, full time faculty

Sheridan College: Teaching and Learning Consultant; part time teacher in Practical Nursing and
Personal Support Worker programs (Spring 2011 present)
Sheridan College: Faculty of Health Sciences (2008-2011)
Conestoga College Collaborative BScN Program full time faculty (2 August, 2005- 2008)
Sheridan College (Practical Nurse program full time faculty), Oakville, On. 2003 to 2005)
Professor, Clinical Placement Coordinator and Academic Counselor
Sheridan College (RN Refresher Program), (2000 2003)
Sheridan College (Personal Support Worker PSW), (1997-September 2003)
Georgian College (PSW), Barry, On. (1995-1996)
Cold Lake Hospital Alberta (Obstetrical, OR, Emergency) (1988-1995)
Canadian Forces Career Counselor, Military Career Counselor, (MCC), (1987-1988)
National Defense Medical Center (Medical Surgical Nurse) (1982-1987)
Saskatoon City Hospital (Operating Room Training Nurse), (1980-1982)
Saskatoon City Hospital (Emergency Room Nurse), (1977-1980)
University of Saskatchewan Hospital (Neonatal Intensive Care), (1976-1977)
Areas of Interest:
Innovation in Teaching and Learning
Gerontology; Obstetrical Nursing; Mental Health Nursing; Medical Surgical Nursing
Curriculum Development
Faculty & Program Development
Nursing Education and Simulation; Innovative practices in Teaching and Learning
Courses Taught:
(2013-current) UNB Humber BN program
(2010-2013) Faculty Development NILES Teaching and Learning Academy 1, 2 and 3.
Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning part time teachers.
(2009-present) Practical Nursing and Personal Support Worker curriculum multiple subjects
(2005 2009) BScN Nursing: Experience in Problem Based Learning and Clinical Instructor for
Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4.
(2003- 2005) Practical Nursing: Medical Surgical Nursing, Physical Assessment, Medical
Clinical. General Education Courses.
(2001-2003) RN Refresher: Medical Surgical Nursing, Professional Issues and Trends, Medical
Surgical Clinical.
Administrative Responsibilities:
Coordinator UNB Humber BN Alternative Entry Stream
Coordinator of part time PSW program (current)
Clinical Lead for Practical Nursing Program
Course designer Multiple faculty and nursing courses (current)
CNO Program Standards Liaise CNO Advisory Committee
Student advisor for full time practical nursing and PSW programs
Student advisor Part time Practical Nursing (current)
Instructor and Student advisor PN Clinical
Experiential Learning Task Force member (2009)

Conference and Seminars attendance

Western University Sigma Theta Tau Conference presenter The Advocacy Project
CMU and Humber College Speaker Series: Meeting the Needs of an Ethnically Diverse Student
Population (2011)
Great Teaching Seminar (Spring 2010)
Western Regional Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Conference (Spring 2010)
ASI Testing Strategies and Item Writing for the Canadian Practical Nursing Registration Exam
(2011 and scheduled to participate in 2012)
PSW Advisory Committee annual event (2010 to present)
Halton RNAO Chapter Meetings (2009 to present)
Evidence Based Nursing practice Workshop McMaster University (2010)
METI Practical Nursing Curriculum and Simulation (2011)
Level 1 Breast Feeding Course for Health Professionals (2010)
METI Facilitating Learning with Simulation Conference (2009)
Think Locally Act Locally BPGs organizer (Fall 2009)
7th Annual Global Health Research Conference University of Toronto HPE Conference (2009)
Provincial Nurse Educators Interest Group: Sharing Visions of Practice and possibility (2009)
Other Responsibilities
Annual IPE SHS day participant and coordinator for 2015
Pearson Text book reviewer Nursing Fundamentals, Health Assessment (2010 to current)
College of Nurses Nurse Educators Advisory Group (2010 - 2011)
Focus group participant - multiple events Using technology in nursing education (2009 to
Registered Nurses of Ontario - Nursing Educators interest Group regional rep for central and
southern Ontario (2008-2011)
Teaching and Learning Academy volunteer (Spring 2010)
Brown Bag Research Committee (2008-2010)
Simulation research design group participant for Nursing/PSW (2008-2009)
Committee member for NSERC College and Community Innovation Program Proposal (20082009)
McMaster University Curriculum Innovation Committee (2005-2008)
Research Projects
The Health Advocacy Project (current)
Provincial Nurse Educator Group: Research Conference Organizer (Fall 2010)
Project member for Simulation research on student perceptions (2006-2008)
Research: Simulation learning outcomes (2008- present)
Community Involvement
March of Dimes annual canvasser
Burlington Breast Cancer Support - Outreach Early Breast Cancer Detection