Tanya Park, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing

Pronouns: She/her

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing
Email
tanya.park@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-9109
Address
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9

Overview

About

Degrees

  • PhD, James Cook University, Australia (2011)
  • Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching, James Cook University, Australia (2006)
  • Masters in Midwifery, University of Southern Queensland, Australia (2005)
  • Post Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing, James Cook University (1998)
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science, James Cook University (1996)

In July 2014 I moved to Edmonton from Australia to join the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta.

My nursing practice includes both clinical and academic experiences. My clinical experiences include private and public settings (in rural, remote and urban centres) in general nursing, mental health nursing, and midwifery settings including crisis, community and emergency mental health services. My academic experience started in 2005 when I joined the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition at James Cook University, Queensland. I have had the opportunity to teach with both undergraduate and postgraduate students. I have held a variety of teaching and administration roles in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition at JCU including Tutor, Subject Coordinator, Clinical Director, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Deputy Head of School.

In 2011 I completed a PhD investigating the effects of a healthy lifestyle program on weight gain for people with serious mental illness. This study resulted in two additional studies investigating the experience of weight gain from the perspective of the person and the family.

My research and teaching interests reflect my clinical background and include mental health nursing, women's health, issues affecting the mentally ill, particularly living well with schizophrenia across the lifespan and nursing student experiences like simulation & clinical placement. 


Research

My current research includes projects that inform the research program; Living well with schizophrenia across the lifespan.

I currently supervise Honors, Masters and PhD students in Canada and Australia, in the areas of women's health, mental health, and education issues for nursing and nursing students. 


Courses

NURS 327 - Mental Health and Wellness in Nursing

This course in mental health provides opportunities to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes to promote wellness, through safe, ethical nursing practice, in a variety of contexts. The focus will be mental well-being throughout the lifespan. Learning experiences will provide students an understanding of the mental health nursing process. Course includes 192 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224 (or NURS 307), and NURS 225 (or NURS 308).

Fall Term 2021
NURS 425 - Nursing Leadership in a Focus Area

This leadership experience provides opportunity to consolidate prior learning and develop confidence and competence as students prepare to transition to the role of the Registered Nurse. The focus is on collaboration with interprofessional teams, systems thinking, and healthcare system change. Students evaluate the influence of evidence, policy and legislation on decision-making in complex health systems using a relational practice lens. Students demonstrate and enhance their own relational capacity as leaders and innovators for 21st Century Canadian healthcare. Fieldwork includes 300 clinical hours total. Prerequisites: All courses in the program except NURS 422 and NURS 485. Corequisite: NURS 422.

Winter Term 2022
NURS 437 - Mental Health and Wellness in Nursing

This course in mental health provides opportunities to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes to promote wellness, through safe, ethical nursing practice, in a variety of contexts. The focus will be on mental well-being throughout the lifespan. Learning experiences will provide students an understanding of the mental health nursing process. Course includes 192 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program. Prerequisites: NURS 344 (or NURS 307), NURS 345 (or NURS 308), and NURS 416. Corequisite: NURS 431.

Fall Term 2021
NURS 556 - Teaching in Nursing Practice

Students will explore theories of learning and the related implications for effective educational endeavors in various contexts of nursing practice. The course will facilitate how learning outcomes in nursing practice are influenced by the orientation, characteristics, and actions of those who teach and learn, as well as the resources and constraints within each context where the teaching and learning processes occur.

Fall Term 2021
NURS 597 - Understanding Complex Systems

Explore the complex nature of nursing practice in the context of evolving healthcare systems, including fiscal, policy and regulatory environments. Emphasis is placed on models of care delivery, relationships within and between systems, and issues of health inequity, gender, culture, and bias.

Winter Term 2022

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Scholarly Activities

Other - Associate Editor

International Journal of Mental Health Nursing - Wiley Online Library

IF 3.503


International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

Publications

Domestic violence and immigrant women: a glimpse behind a veiled door.
Author(s): T Park, A Mullins, N Zahir, B Salami, G Lasiuk, K Hegadoren
Publication Date: 1/28/2021
Publication: Violence Against Women
External Link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1077801220984174
A Methodological Review of Quality of Life Scales Used in Schizophrenia Authors Tanya Park, Samia Hirani Publication date 2020/12/17 Source Journal of Nursing Measurement
Author(s): Tanya Park, Samia Hirani
Publication Date: 12/17/2020
Publication: Journal of Nursing Measurement
External Link: https://connect.springerpub.com/content/sgrjnm/early/2020/12/17/jnm-d-18-00053.abstract
Working at the intersection of palliative end-of-life and mental health care: provider perspectives
Author(s): Tanya Park, Kathy Hegadoren, Bernadette Workun
Publication Date: 8/18/2020
Publication: Journal Journal of Palliative Care
External Link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0825859720951360
Methodological challenges faced in doing research with vulnerable women: Reflections from fieldwork experiences
Author(s): Onouma Thummapol, Tanya Park, Margot Jackson, Sylvia Barton
Publication Date: 5/2/2019
Publication: International Journal of Qualitative Methods
External Link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1609406919843022
An educational program for mental health nurses and community health workers from Pacific Island countries: Results from a pilot study
Author(s): Usher K, Park T, Trueman S, Redman-MacLaren M, Casella E, Woods C
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Issues in Mental Health Nursing

Conducting a grounded theory study in a language other than English: procedures for ensuring the integrity of translation
Author(s): Nurjannah I, Mills J, Park T, Usher K
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: AGE Open

Supporting Australian Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal nursing students using mentoring circles: an action research study
Author(s): Mills J, Felton-Busch C, Park T, Maza K, Mills F, Ghee M, Hitchins M, Chamberlain-Salaun J, Neuendorff N
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Higher Education Research & Development