Degrees: BN, MN
Lisa Semple received her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Calgary in 1986 and began her career as a staff nurse the Alberta Children's Hospital caring primarily for hospitalized children with cystic fibrosis, asthma and diabetes.
She developed a special interest in the needs of children with complex chronic illness and the family experience. This led to the focus of her graduate studies in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary.
After completion of her Master Degree in Nursing, she served for three years as the Clinical Resource Nurse in the Developmental preschool out-patient clinic (ACH) working with children diagnosed with developmental delays, and autism.
Between the years 1998 and 2009, Lisa Semple was fortunate to be involved in the care of children with cystic fibrosis. Her work in the out-patient clinic at the Alberta children’s Hospital was varied and enriching, and one of the highlights of her nursing career. Along with the day to day activities of caring for children and their families, she participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening Pilot Project, and served as the chairperson for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Nurses' Interest Group and presented at national and international conferences.
She began her teaching career in the mid 1990s as a sessional instructor and subsequently worked with small groups in the clinical setting, as well as individual work with senior nursing students. Lisa Semple joined the School of Nursing at Mount Royal University in 2009.