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Dr. Sally Dampier RN, BScN, MMedSc, SRM, DNP
Why I Become a Teacher
In the baccalaureate nursing program students learn and transition through a transformative approach facilitated by the creation of environments that engage them as active, self-directed and diverse learners. Through knowledge of self, others and contexts, students engage in relational practice to care for others. Students commit to core nursing values such as caring, integrity, respect, compassion and social justice, as the foundation of professional nursing practice. Enjoy your journey as a student nurse, knowing that you will make a difference to the patients and families you care for.
My Educational Background & Qualifications:
- Doctorate Nursing Practice (DNP), St. Catherine University, USA, 2012
- Master Medical Science: Primary Health Care (MMedSc(N)), University of Nottingham, England, 1992
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), Lakehead University, Canada, 1976
- State Registered Midwife (SRM), Edinburgh, Scotland, 1979
- Registered Sick Children’s Nurse, Sheffield University (RSCN), England, 1997
Awards & Recognition:
Sutherland, L., Dampier, S., Sevean, P. & Seeley, J. (2013, May). Professional
Comportment: Nurses, Patients and Family Survey. Nursing Leadership Vol 26 (2) 44-58.
- Dampier, S. (2012). Participatory Care Model Following Discharge for Children and Families Living in Rural and Remote Settings. St. Catherine’s University.
- Sevean, Pat, Sally Dampier, Michelle Spadoni, Shane Strickland, and Susan Pilatzke. “Patients and families experiences with video telehealth in rural/remote communities in Northern Canada.” Journal of Clinical Nursing 18 (September 2009): 2573-2579.
- Sevean P., Dampier S., Spadoni M., Strickland S. (2008) Bridging the Distance: Educating Nurses for Telehealth Practice Journal of Continuing Nursing Education Vol. 39, 9; p. 413 [refereed]
Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings
- Cooney, T., Dampier, S. & Gallagher, C. (2013) Emerging Technologies: Delivering a BScN Program to Rural and Remote Areas. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOLT) Raleigh, NC, USA paper [referred]
- Manankil-Rankin, L., Sevean, P., Child. L., Bentley Poole. L., Dampier. S., Poole. K. & Martín. L. Transitioning into Practice Capstone Experience for BScN students International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOLT) Raleigh, NC, USA paper [referred] (2013)
- Sutherland, L., Dampier, S., Sevean, P. & Seeley, J. (2012, May). Professional Comportment: Nurses, Patients and Family Survey. NLN Conference. Toronto, ON. March
- Dampier, S. (2012, October). Participatory Care Model Following Discharge for Children and Families Living in Rural and Remote Settings. Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Thunder Bay, ON. [paper]
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- S. Filice, S. & Dampier, S. (2016). Community Health Assessment and Analysis as Experiential Learning for Competencies in Undergraduate Education. Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) Blue Print for Action Conference. St. John’s NL. paper [referred]
- S. Filice, S. Dampier, K. Halverson, C. Campbell and M. Pehkonen. (2016). Home Visiting Simulation to Increase Knowledge, Skills and Experience in Undergraduate Education. Biennial Canadian Nursing Education Conference CASN. Toronto, ON poster [referred]
- Dampier, S. & Filice, S. (2016) Community Health Assessment and Analysis as Experiential Learning for Competencies in Undergraduate Education. Biennial Canadian Nursing Education Conference CASN. Toronto, ON paper [referred]
- Spadoni, M., Sevean, P. & Dampier, S. (2016). Relational Inquiry a pedagogical scaffolding—fostering compassionate nursing praxis. The International Association for Human Caring and The Society of Rogerian Scholars Conference: Advancing Unitary and Caring Science for Nursing Praxis Conference. Boston, Mass, USA paper [referred]
My Relevant Experience in the Field
I began my own nursing career in Canada, with a short spell up north in Moose Factory on Hudson Bay, before heading off to Scotland to study Midwifery, staying 26 years. In Britain, I continued my studies in Neonate Intensive Care, Nursing Education, Children’s Nursing and a Master of Medical Science Primary Health Care (Nursing). My teaching and research interests include leadership, scholarship and nursing history, with a recent Doctorate in Nursing Practice that led me to further research in child health. I currently serve on the executive of the Registered Nurses of Ontario (RNAO) Provincial Nurse Educator Interest Group (PNEIG), the Editorial Board of Nurse Researcher and as a member of the Canadian Association Schools of Nursing (CASN) Accreditation Team.
My insight, or words of advice regarding Nursing
The mission of the BScN program is to lead nursing education and scholarship in the promotion of health. Graduates of the nursing program are leaders and advocates for health in northwestern Ontario and beyond.
My insight & words of advice regarding career opportunities in this field of study
Nursing is a profession that blends science with care and compassion. Nurses are clinicians, researchers, educators and advocates that support individuals, families, communities and populations. Nurses are needed everywhere and work in such varied settings such as acute care, community, health units and long-term care.