Dr. Sandra Bassendowski

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External Research Associate University of Saskatchewan Key Interests: scholarship of teaching and learning, technology in learning environments, interprofessional health care education, and international education.

Dr. Sandra Bassendowski is an Associate Professor with the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan and her research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning with a particular interest in the appropriate use of technology in learning environments, interprofessional health care education, and international education. She is a registered nurse with a Masters of Education from the University of Regina and a Doctorate in Education from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

She is involved as principal investigator and co-applicant on several provincial and national grants as the educational consultant. She has published a number of articles in peer reviewed journals about the results of the research initiatives as well on educational innovations that she has implemented in nursing education. Dr. Bassendowski wrote a book on history of nursing education in Saskatchewan that was published in 2006. She is interested in pursuing research on how technology can be used to promote safer practice environments for health care professionals.

Since 2005, she has been awarded the “Most Inspiring Teacher” from the University of Regina, the Elizabeth Van Valkenburg award from the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association, and a Canadian Nurses Association’s Centennial ‘100 in 100’ exemplary nursing award.

S.Bassendowski@USask.ca