Christine Brownell, MN, RN

Academic Title: Associate Professor


Office: Y363
phone: 403.440.7745


MN, University of Calgary
RN, University of Calgary
CPMHN(C), Canadian Nursing Association
GNC(C), Canadian Nursing Association

In her career as an acute care inpatient mental health nurse, Christine had the opportunity to help people identify, stabilize, manage, and learn new ways of coping and recovery while navigating obstacles in their health management. During this time, Christine also started working with students, igniting her passion in teaching. In 2005, Christine became a full time faculty member at Mount Royal University, School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Being fully aware that multiple ways of knowing and connection to nature is paramount in her own personal growth, work with others, and her role as a nursing educator, Christine completed her Shamanic Coaching and Practitioner Certification with the Institute of Shamanic Medicine with Gael Carter and Marilyn Keffer (whose teaching lineage goes back to Estcheemah, Mayan Zero Chief); Level III Reiki Master training with Sandra Richardson and Char Niemi (whose teaching lineage goes back to Usui, Japanese Reiki Master); and becoming a Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning (FEEL) certified practitioner. Christine uses the pronouns she/her/hers.

Areas of Instruction:

  • Health Promotion
  • Mental Health
  • Leadership
  • Wellness
  • Gerontology

Selected Presentations:

Campus Naloxone Trainer/Facilitator

Campus Working Mind Trainer/Facilitator

Campus Inquiring Mind Trainer/Facilitator

Stepping Up Faculty Mentour

Academic Indigenous Advisory Committee (AIAC)