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Kathryn Ewers

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​Kathryn Ewers
Faculty of Applied & Professional Studies - School of Nursing, Assistant Professor
office: A201-L
email: kathryne@nipissingu.ca
ext: 4039


Kathryn Ewers is an advanced practice nursing education leader with several years teaching and curriculum development skills established in university, college and hospital settings in both Canada and the United States. Throughout her extensive teaching career she has utilized several teaching methodologies including: lecture, self-directed facilitated modular learning, interactive workshops, case based teaching, blended learning formats, Socratic methodology, and problem based learning and most recently online learning. As an experienced clinical teacher, she has taught diverse groups of students in a variety of clinical settings. She is licensed to practice nursing in both the province of Ontario, Canada and the state of Florida, in the United States of America.

Her curriculum development skills include curriculum coordination, curricular revision of self- directed modules, online course development, educational course and workshop design accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing and development of an innovative Collaborative Curricular Model. This model was implemented in South Florida as a way to improve evidenced based wound care in a hospital setting. She has several conference poster publications and presentations related to evidence-based nursing and curricular models in both the US and Canada.

Her academic and continuing education credentials reflect her commitment to life-long learning and professional development. They include a Bachelor of Arts, a Masters of Education, a Masters of Nursing in Clinical Education, and Professional Legal Nurse Consultant designation. She is presently pursuing doctoral studies in education.

Her research interests have focused on educational change, organizational knowledge transfer strategies for fostering an evidence-based nursing practice culture, and the development and evaluation of innovative, collaborative educational models. Her doctoral research interest is the development and evaluation of innovative nursing curricular models.

Honours 2006 Awarded:
“Outstanding Nursing Practice Award” Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Beta Tau Chapter, University of Miami School of Nursing.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:
Association of Professional Legal Nurse Consultants
Canadian Nurses Association
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Nipissing Chapter
President Nursing License, Florida Board of Nursing Nursing License
College of Nurses of Ontario, Canada


Nursing Diploma, Nightingale Campus, George Brown College, Toronto;
BA, York University, Toronto;
MEd., University of Toronto;
MSN, University of Miami, Florida;
PhD Student, Nipissing University, North Bay, ON

Areas of Specialization:

Curriculum Design Continuing Professional Education Professional Legal Nurse Consultant Certification

Research Interests:

Nursing Curriculum and Evaluation Models Case Based Learning Preceptor Education


Ewers K., & Carter, L., (2014) Engaging Undergraduate Nursing Students in Evaluation of an Innovative Program Model. Integrated and Engaged Learning Conference, Wilfred Laurier University, May, 2014.

Ewers K., Coker. CT., Bajnok I., and Denker AL. (2008). A collaborative curricular model for implementing evidence-based nursing in a critical care setting. Crit Care Nurs Clin of N Am, 42

Ewers K. (2007). Best practice and Evidence-Based Practice- What's the difference . In C. H. Consultants, Field Guide for Relationship Based Care. Creative Healthcare Management Consultants.

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