Faculty & Staff

M. Helena Myllykoski, RN, NP, MHSc, MN


Academic title: Associate Professor

Contact Information
Email: hmyllykoski@mtroyal.ca
Phone: 403.440.8654


MHSc, Charles Sturt University
MN, Athabasca
BN, University of Calgary
BPE, University of Calgary
RN, Foothills Hospital School of Nursing


Teaching at MRU since 1997, Helena has primarily focused her teaching upon the nursing theory/clinical practice areas of mental health, addiction, and primary care. Her research interests has included topics regarding the professional development of students working within Indigenous communities. Pursuit of writing interests has focused upon both professional and non-professional audiences.
While valuing currency in practice, Helena continues professional engagement in community healthcare as both an RN and NP in mental health & addiction settings. 

 Areas of Instruction

  • Mental Health, Addictions
  • Community Health
  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Primary Care
  • Indigenous Health
Areas of Scholarship
  • Indigenous Health
  • Primary Care
  • Addiction and Mental Health

Selected Publications
Editor Team — Shah, C.P. (2019) Public Health and Preventative Medicine in Canada, 6th Ed., Toronto: Elsevier — 2018

Chapter Editor — Canadian Jensen’s Nursing Health Assessment: A Best Practice Approach, Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins — 2019

Selected Presentations
Addiction: Conversation in the Context of Social Change – Mount Royal University Faculty Association Retreat — April 2019, Kananaskis, Alberta (Role: Presenter)

Course Developer — Continuing Education, Mount Royal University, Advanced Topics in Mental Health, Addictions and High Risk Populations, Community Paramedicine Extension Certificate (February 2019) (Role: Course Author/Developer/Instructor)

Richardson, D., Myllykoski, H. & Dosani, A. (February 28, 2019). Nursing Outside the Box: What TB Can Tell Us About Global Health and the Power of Nurses to Change the World. Mount Royal University Public Talk. Calgary, AB. (Role: Invited Panel Discussant)

Dancing with Flower — WildSmart presentation, Canmore, Alberta, June 2019 — (Role: Presenter)

Relevant Community Service

  • Nurse Practitioner — Primary Care Provider, Simon House Residential Addiction Treatment
  • Registered Nurse — Alberta Health Services, Mental Health and Addictions, Forensic Mental Health