Gail Crockford, MSN, RN

Gail Crockford, MSN, RN

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Y465
Phone: 403.440.6078

MSN, Univeristy of British Columbia
BN, BEd, Eastern Washington University
BN, University of Alberta

I gravitated toward the teaching and nursing profession because I am inspired to help people discover their educational and health care goals and then find innovative and individualized ways to meet them. I began my career as a high school science teacher in the USA and also taught overseas in Japan. Later, I obtained my BN and worked as a nurse in Labour & Delivery, Home Care, Health and Community Services, and Long-term Care. After 10 years of working as a nurse, I started my MSN and began working as a nursing instructor. Combining both my careers in education and nursing has been very rewarding. Working in both the education and nursing fields for 20 years now, I still believe there are always areas for growth as we reflect and respond to changes in our community. It is with great gratitude that I come to MRU to assist in supporting our students.

Area of Instruction:
  • Family Newborn Health
  • Professional Practice
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Basic Skills and Advanced Assessment Lab

Area of scholarship:
  • Nursing Education
  • Internationally Educated Nurse Integration
  • Team-based Learning in Nursing Education

Selected Publications:
  • Thesis: Experiences of Nurse Educators of International Nursing Students: An Interpretive Description Study

Selected Presentions:
  • Speaker at the 2021 Partners in Integration and Education of Internationally Educated Nurses Conference
  • Team-Based learning Presentation at Selkirk College
  • Scholarship and Teaching presentation at Selkirk College

Relevant Community Service:
  • Youth Basketball Coach volunteer
  • Youth soccer team manager volunteer
  • Samaritan's Purse volunteer