Dr. Venise Bryan

Dr. Venise Bryan

Assistant Professor

Contact information

Email: vbryan@athabascau.ca


Dr Venise Bryan hails from the Caribbean and has come to call Canada home. Dr. Venise Bryan completed undergraduate work in Biological Sciences and Nursing at the Northern Caribbean University. She completed a Master of Science in Nursing Education at the University of the West Indies (UWI), and a PhD in Educational Leadership at the University of Calgary (UofC). She is a registered nurse who has enjoyed working in various healthcare settings including medical-surgical nursing, paediatrics, hemodialysis, and gerontology.

Dr. Bryan’s nurse educator role began at the UWI School of Nursing, and upon relocating to Canada she joined the Nursing faculty at UofC. She is passionate about nursing education and her teaching is rooted in the belief that collaborating with students is essential as she aims to create a great learning experience for the souls that have been entrusted to her care. As such, her research interest has a focus on nursing education, interpersonal relations, stigma, bias, and leadership. Dr. Bryan has conducted research using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. She has published several articles specific to nursing education, leadership capacity development, and creating positive teaching and learning experiences for learners. She joined the Faculty of Health Disciplines at Athabasca University in 2020.

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Research interests

  • Nursing Education,
  • Interpersonal Relationships in Healthcare,
  • Relational Leadership in Nursing,
  • Teaching and Learning in Clinical Environment
  • Mentorship

Educational credentials

  • PhD (Educational Research: Leadership) University of Calgary
  • MSN (Nursing Education) The University of the West Indies
  • BScN Northern Caribbean University
  • AS (Biology) Northern Caribbean University

Professional affiliations

  • Alberta Association of Nurses (AAN)
  • Canadian Nurses Association (CNA)
  • College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA)
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Western North-Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN),