Maurine Parzen RN, PhD

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Maurine Parzen RN, PhD
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I have been teaching for 17 years in several nursing programs (BScN, RPN to BScN, PN, PSW) and have been strongly influenced by Mezirow's transformational learning theory and Brookfield's critical reflective teachers. I believe in being an authentic educatory who puts students at the center of my educational practice in which we become collaborative learners together. It is through meaningful relationships that learning can take place. I highly value active teaching learning modalities so continually apply these to engage learners in the classroom. My academic leadership includes being a Coordinator, Clinical Manager, Curriculum Chair, Associate Dean and Course Lead. I hold an Adjunct Professor status at the University of Toronto in which I sit on Doctoral student committees as the Health Science expert. My area of research interests are in use of technology in sustaining the caregiver role of older adults, quality of work life for PSW, and use of technology such as VR/AVR in enhancing student's understanding of pathophysiology.