Stephanie Zettel

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Office: Y466
phone: 403.440.8653


MN, University of Calgary
BN, University of Calgary
B. Sc. (Honours), Queens University

My clinical experience is mainly in the ER. I have over 10 years of experience as a RN in the ER and first worked on a neurology and neurosurgery when I graduated. I was always interested in teaching students and developed a love of clinical teaching. My MN focuses on learning in the adult acute care environment and how students link theory to practice. I have completed a further research project in SoTL as a Nexen Scholar at MRU during 2011 where I also looked at how 1st year students linked theory to practice. Over the years, I have developed an interest in how students learn critical thinking, both in how they read textbooks and in how they apply their new understanding in clinical practice.

Areas of Instruction

  • Health Assessment
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  • Adult Health Theory and Practice
  • Integrated Professional Practice

Areas of Scholarship
  • Clinical learning and decision making
  • Critical reading
  • Development of pathophysiology textbook
  • Decoding the Dicsciplines
  • Simulation and Interprofessional Education

Selected Publications
Understanding Pathophysiology, 1st Canadian Edition (2019)

The ABCs of managing increased ICP

Hematology and Genitourinary assessment chapters in Brunner & Suddarth's Canadian Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 4th Edition (2020)

Selected Presentations
Seeing beyond the walls of institutions, disciplines, and traditional pedagogy: Nursing and respiratory therapy students catching a glimpse of professional identity in the context of peer learning (CAB VI 2017)

Facilitating the Immersive ICU Experience: Teaching Using 360 Degree Technology (Celebrate Teaching and Learning at MRU, May 2019; Indspire MRU, Feb. 2019))

Relevant Community Service

  • Toastmasters (Canmore)
  • Pediatric Glycemic Management Working Group, Alberta Health Services (2019-2020)