Faculty & Staff


Heather MacLean

Degrees: RN, BN, MN

Heather MacLean obtained her RN diploma from the Halifax Infirmary School of Nursing in 1985 and Bachelor of Nursing Degree from Dalhousie University in 1988.

As a Registered Nurse, Heather has practiced in adult health, on both medical and surgical units, with the majority of her experience being in cardiovascular-thoracic surgery, open heart surgery and medical cardiology. Before coming to Mount Royal, Heather worked at Foothills Medical Centre as a Clinical Nurse Educator in cardiology. She remains an active participant in the local chapter of the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nursing and continues to practice in cardiology.

Heather obtained her Master’s of Nursing from the University of Calgary in 2008 where she focused on facilitating the transition of newly graduated nurses into practice.

She has a strong interest in implementing simulation within the nursing program. Simulations remains the current area of focus for her research.

Service includes ongoing membership with: the Committee for Simulation Implementation; Office of Student Conduct; Tenure Committee; Simulation Research Working Group; and WNRCASN (Member at Large).