Karen Ursel

Senior Instructor

PhD

Nursing, Faculty of

Office 118

Moncton

kursel@unb.ca
1 506 856 3555



Education summary

  • PhD (Interdisciplinary student) University of New Brunswick, work in progress
  • Diploma in University Teaching, University of New Brunswick (2010)
  • MHSA, Dalhousie University Halifax, NS (1995)
  • BN, University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba (1991)
  • Certificate in Quality Management, TUNS Halifax, NS
  • Certificate in Critical Care, Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba

Teaching summary

Previous classroom teaching includes: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing, Trends & Leadership in Nursing (Blended delivery); Helping Relationships.

  • Lab instruction for NURS courses 3073, 4124, 4153
  • NURS 1142 – ASP Health Assessment – Lab Instructor
  • NURS 3073 – ASP Clinical Practicum - Acute Care Challenges – Instructor
  • NURS 4121 – Nursing in Complex Situations
  • NURS 4124 – ASP Clinical Practicum -Nursing in Complex Situations - Instructor
  • NURS 4153 – Preceptorship – Faculty Liaison

Key areas of interest/expertise

Parse's Humanbecoming Paradigm / Nursing theories; Phenomenon of Interest: Living on the Edge; Lived Experiences / Giorgi Phenomenological Method; Living Quality / Living Experiences / Parsesciencing; Teaching-Learning Pedagogies; Critical Care / Internal Medicine; Leadership / Change Agent; Quality Improvement / Six Sigma / QSEN / Project Management

Research Interests

My passion and focus is the teaching-learning journey for students engaged in actively learning. Exploring the nursing students’ lived experiences and to gain a broader understanding of their concerns regarding the uncertainty, and ambiguities they experience as they practice the art and science of nursing (theory to practice).

Awards and distinctions

2012: The Lise Perrault Memorial Scholarship – Recognition for individual commitment to nursing theory and work with the humanbecoming school of thought.

2007: Clinical Leadership Award – Recognition for leadership and collaboration in development of Telehealth Professional Practice Model.

1994: Dalhousie University Graduate Scholarship - “Awarded based on academic performance.” Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Professional practice, committees, & volunteer work summary

  • Member, Atlantic Region Canadian Association Schools of Nursing
  • Vice-President, Atlantic Chapter, International Consortium of Parse Scholars
  • Member, Nurses Association of New Brunswick
  • Philosophy of Education Committee member (2018)
  • Undergraduate Nursing Admissions and Academic Standing Committee (2 year term – ‘17-‘19)

Publications

Ursel, K. L. (2015). From theory to practice: Guided by the humanbecoming leading-following model. Nursing Science Quarterly, 28(1), 28-33. doi:10.1177/0894318414558618

Aquino-Russell, C., & Ursel, K. (2014). Honoring Pocahontas: Through the lens of humanbecoming postulates and ethical tenets of human dignity. Illuminations, 23(1), 3-5.

Ursel, K. (2012). The Lise Perrault Memorial Scholarship article. Illuminations, 21(2), 4-6.

Aquino-Russell, C., Ursel, K., Dube, A., & Charron, D. (2011). Illuminating the humanbecoming models: Leading-following and teaching-learning through the phenomenon of living on the edge with a clinical situation. Illuminations, 20(2), 4-6.

Ursel, K. L., & Aquino-Russell, C. E. (2010). Illuminating person-centered care with Parse’s teaching-learning model. Nursing Science Quarterly, 23(2), 118-123. doi:10.1177/0894318410362546

Papers presented at professional and technical meetings

Cautiously cultivating teaching-learning numeracy - Karen Ursel. Poster presentation at Kaleidoscope 2012 Teaching Showcase, Fredericton, New Brunswick, December 6th, 2012.

Human dignity - Honouring Pocahontas - Dr. Catherine Aquino-Russell, & Karen Ursel. Presentation at “Human Dignity”, the International Consortium of Parse Scholars Biennial Conference, Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario November 2-4th, 2012.

Cautiously cultivating teaching-learning numeracy through the lenses of humanbecoming & human dignity - Karen Ursel. Poster presentation at the International Consortium of Parse Scholars Biennial Conference, Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario November 2-4th, 2012.

Imagination, inspiration & identity: Challenges with numbers - Karen Ursel, and Cathy Barter. Presentation at 17th Annual University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Nursing Research Day 2012, Fredericton, New Brunswick, April 27th, 2012.

Developing numeracy skills in nursing studentsKaren Ursel, Cathy Barter, & Kelda Smith. Presentation at University of New Brunswick Kaleidoscope 2011 Teaching Showcase, Fredericton, New Brunswick, December 8th, 2011.

Being with persons who live with the medical diagnosis of depression - Dr. Catherine Aquino-Russell, & Karen Ursel. Presentation at the Canadian Association for Parish Nursing Ministry Conference, Moncton, New Brunswick, June 17th, 2011.

Dosage calculation - “Making it real” - Karen Ursel, and Cathy Barter. Presentation at 16th Annual University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Nursing Research Day 2011, Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 6th, 2011.

Leading-following with teaching-learning - Dr. Catherine Aquino-Russell, Karen Ursel, Danielle Charron, and Anik Dube. Atlantic Chapter Presentation, at the “ Leading-Following,” the International Consortium of Parse Scholars Biennial Conference, Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario November 5-7th, 2010.

“Living on the edge”: Understanding the teaching learning journeyKaren Ursel. Poster Presentation at University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Nursing 15th Annual Nursing Research Day 2010, Fredericton, New Brunswick, April 16th, 2010.

Living paradox in Parse’s teaching-learning model - Dr. Catherine Aquino-Russell, Donna Beiswanger, Cindy MacCarthy, & Karen Ursel. Atlantic Chapter Presentation at “Living Paradox,” the International Consortium of Parse Scholars Conference, Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario November 14 – 16th, 2008.

Road to mastery: A competency-based professional development model for telenursing practiceKaren Ursel, & Peggy Richardson. Poster Presentation at ARNNL Conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland, October 15-17th, 2007.

Road to Mastery: A competency-based professional development model for telenursing practiceKaren Ursel, & Peggy Richardson. Oral Presentation at Canadian Society of Telehealth Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, October 15-17th, 2006.

Scheduling in Tele-dermatology - Karen Ursel. Poster Presentation at the Canadian Dermatology Association Conference, June 28th, 2003 Ottawa.

Dermatology – Phototherapy: Building quality patient care into scheduling - Karen Ursel, Dr. Jennifer Klotz, Lori Osborne, Bernadette Ingersoll, Michelle Bona, Carla Clancy, Uma Voliere, & Beatrice Phillips. CDHA Award Winning Poster – Improving Care for Patients, Clients & Community, May 29th, 2003.