Faculty & Staff


Joyce Woods

Degrees: RN, BN, BA(Spec), MEd,PhD 
Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Areas of Instruction:

N1112  -  Health Promotion with Individuals
N1111 – Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
N5114 – Transition to Independent Profession Practice
HLTH4462 – Integrative Healing Practices (for 4th year nursing option)
XIHL 10002 - Integrative Healing Practices (for Integrative Health Coach – Continuing Education)
Related Employment History:

2010                    Associate Professor                                                         MRU
Aug. 2001           Nursing Instructor                                                             MRC
1999-2000         Clinical Educator                                                               Bow View Manor
2000-2001         Director of Patient Services                                             Bow View Manor
1988-1989         Senior Occupational Health Consultant                       City of Calgary
1986-1988         Director of Nursing Education and Staff Education    Alberta Hospital Ponoka                               School of Psychiatric Nursing
1984-1986         Director of Nursing Education                                        Selkirk Mental Health School of Psychiatric Nursing
1982-1984         Clinical Nurse Educator                                                  Tri-Lake Health Centre, Killarney, Mb.
1979-1981         Continuing Care Case Coordinator                              Tri-Lake Health Center, Killarney
1977-1979         Nursing Instructor                                                             Brandon General Hospital School of Nursing
                              Coordinator and Nursing Instructor for the                Assiniboine Community College  Licensed Practical Nurse Program
Registered Nurse

  • Health Sciences Center, Winnipeg Mb.
  • Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg Mb.
  • Brandon General Hospital, Brandon, Mb.

Scholarly Interests: 

Currently working on two research projects:

1.    The Health Impact of Electronic Clinical Tools within Primary Health Care (Woods/Choi)

2.    Spirituality Deficiency in Nursing (Woods/Doetzel)

Other Interests:

  •  Environmental Community Issues (mold, chemical spills, air quality, pest management, etc).
  •  Environmental Health and Wellness
  • Children’s Environmental Health
  • Aging/Seniors Health
  • Obesogenics
  • Spirituality in Nursing
  • Chronic Disease Management

Community Service Interests:  

Environmental issues related to health especially involving children’s health
             (May 2017 - submitted a paper to the City of Calgary Council on behalf of “Healthy Calgary” to the Pesticide By- laws)

August 2017 – responded to a media request related to the health hazards of the extreme smoke in  the Calgary area from the forest fires

Volunteer:  National Music Center

Volunteer:  South Health Campus YMCA/Alberta Health Services Wellness Program

Recent Publications:  

Chapter in “Chronic Illness in Canada” impact and intervention (2014) on Alternative and Complementary Therapies


Advisory Board Member – Healthy Calgary
Advisory Board Member – Eco Village of China
Expert’s Directory – Mount Royal University (Environmental Concerns)
Workshops presented for community organizations:

  • “Am I losing My Mind” (Seniors Health)
  • “Obesogenics”
  •  “Is My Home Making Me Sick”  (Environmental Wellness)
  •  Children’s Environmental Health
  • What Can I Learn from my Bloodwork