Faculty & Staff

Liza Choi, MN, RN

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Office: Y356
email: lchoi@mtroyal.ca
phone: 403.440.6926


EMBA (Candidate), Queen's University
MN, University of Calgary
BN, University of Calgary
Nusing (RN) Diploma, Foothills Hospital School of Nursing


Liza has been a faculty member since 2007. Established in 2009, she is the founder of the English-as-an-Additional-Language (EAL) Nursing Student Support Group, a unique group that provides support to EAL nursing students using a transformative approach that melds academic aid with psychosocial support. Researching the critical success factors for this group of students has become a cornerstone of her scholarly work. Other areas of research interest include nursing education, transformative learning in the area of diversity/bias, quality of life amongst Chinese elderly, interprofessional education, and the use of electronic health tools to improve population health. Being an active learner, Liza has acquired a certification in Life Coaching, and is pursuing an Executive MBA. Nominated for the MRU Distinguished Faculty award in 2015, she is the 2019 recipient of the MRFA Teaching Excellence Award.

Areas of Instruction:

  • Diversity in Health
  • Community Health Nursin
  • Nursing Fundamentals and Health Promotion
  • Transition to Independent Professional Practice
Areas of Scholarship:
  • English-as-an-Additional-Language (EAL) Nursing Student Support
  • Health Issues important to Chinese Canadian senior
  • Health Impact of Electronic Clinical Tools
  • Transformative Learning/Exploration of Bias within nursing students
  • Community Connectedness for Seniors Living in Suburbs

Selected publications
Choi, L.L.S., Brochu, N. (2020). English-as-an-Additional-Language Nursing Student Support Group: Student Leadership & Engagement. Nursing Education Perspectives. In press

Choi, L.L.S. (2019). Continued Impact of an English-as-an-Additional-Language (EAL) Nursing Student. Journal of Nursing Education. https://search-proquest-com.libproxy.mtroyal.ca/docview/2310440445?accountid=1343

Jakubec, S.L., Olfert, M., Choi, L.L, Dawe, N., Sheehan, D. (2019). Understanding Belonging and Community Connection for Seniors Living in the Suburbs, Urban Planning. (Vol. 4(2)). Canada. www.cogitatiopress.com/urbanplanning/article/view/1896
Choi, L.L.S. (2019). Highlights of an English-as-an-Additional Language (EAL) Nursing Student Support Program. Nursing Education Perspectives. https://libproxy.mtroyal.ca/login?url=http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&CSC=Y&NEWS=N&PAGE=fulltext&D=ovft&AN=00024776-900000000-99703&PDF=y

Choi, L.L.S. (2018). The Perceived Effectiveness of an English-as-an-Additional Language (EAL) Nursing Student Support Program. Journal of Nursing Education. https://www.healio.com/nursing/journals/jne/2018-11-57-11

Choi, L.L.S., Jakubec, S. (2017). Case Study: An On-Line Learning Journey of Diversity and Bias. In Deardorff, D., Arasaratnam-Smith, L. (ed.) Intercultural Competence in International Higher Education. United State: Routledge Internationalisation book series

Choi, L.L.S. (2016). A Support Program for English as an Additional Language Nursing Students. Journal of Transcultural Nursing (Vol. 27 pp. 81-85). Sage Journals. doi: 10.1177/1043659614554014

Relevant Community Service

Founder/Coordinator, English-as-an-Additional-Language (EAL) Nursing Student Support Group, Mount Royal University, 2009 – present. http://blogs.mtroyal.ca/eal/


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