Terri J. Ashcroft, RN, PhD
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
PhD, University of Manitoba
MN, University of Manitoba
BN, University of Manitoba
RN, St. Boniface Hospital
Research Interests: Nursing students with disabilities; Videotaping as an evaluation tool
Clinical Interests: Women's health
Teaching Areas: Health assessment; Obstetrics and women's health; Health promotion of families from pregnancy to adolescence
2011 University of Manitoba Faculty Access Award
August 2000 - Present Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba
Teaching portfolio includes Nursing Health Assessment, Maternal Child Nursing, Health Promotion of Families, Issues and Trends in Nursing, and Nursing Theories.
2005 - 2007 Med-Emerg International – Calian Inc., Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg, 17 Wing, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Employed as an advanced practice nurse in the Well Woman Clinic. Provide gynaecological services such as obtaining Pap samples, sexually transmitted infections teaching, prescribing contraceptives, prenatal and postnatal exams, and breast health.
1998 - 2000 Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg. Nursing Supervisor at Womens and Childrens Hospitals. Facility manager during evenings, nights and weekends. Responsible for staffing, patient placement and other issues as they arose.
Ashcroft, T. & Lutfiyya, Z. Nursing Educators’ Perspectives of Students with Disabilities: A Grounded Theory Study. Nursing Education Today. (in press)
Steinstra, D. & Ashcroft, T. (2010)Voyaging on the seas of spirit: an ongoing
Sawatzky, J. V., Enns, C, L., Ashcroft, T. J., Davis, P. L., & Harder, B. N. (2009). Teaching excellence in nursing education: A caring framework. Journal of Professional Nursing,
Ashcroft, T., Chernomas, W., Davis, P., Dean, R., Seguire, M., Shapiro, C., Swiderski, L. (2008). Nursing students with disabilities: One faculty’s journey. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. 5(1), article 18.
Ashcroft, T., Chernomas, W., Chalmers, K., Davis, P., Barkwell, D., Seguire, M., Shapiro, C., Dean, R., & Swiderski, L. (2005). Students with Disabilities and the Faculty of Nursing: A Discussion Document. Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba.
Ashcroft, T. (2005). Clinical preventative services for men: Information for women=s health care providers. AWHONN Lifelines. 8 (6). 528 - 533.
Gupton,A., Heaman,M., & Ashcroft, T. (1997) Bedrest from the perspective of the high-risk pregnant woman. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. 26, 423-430.
Gupton,A., Thompson,L. Arnason,R., Dalke, S. & Ashcroft, T. (1995). Pregnant women and smoking. The Canadian Nurse 91 (7); 26-30.
Ashcroft, T. & Kristjanson, L.J. (1994) Research utilization in maternal-child nursing: Application of the CURN model. Canadian Journal of Nursing Administration 7(3), 90 -102.
Kristjanson, L.J. & Ashcroft, T. (1994). The family's cancer journey. Cancer Nursing, 17(1), 1 - 17.
Harder, N, Ashcroft, T. & Taylor, T. (2012) “Nursing students’ role in patient safety: Communication to empower patients” Recipient Dr John Wade Research Award, Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety.
Ashcroft, T. (2012). Dissertation title: Nursing Educators’ Perspectives of Students with Disabilities: A Grounded Theory Study .University of Manitoba.
T. Ashcroft & N. Harder (2004) Students Perceptions of Videotaped Nursing Health Assessment Demonstration Exams. Funded by the Faculty of Nursing Endowment Fund ($1400)
T. Ashcroft (2004). Antecedents of Uncertainty in Women Experiencing Complications of Pregnancy. Funded by the Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses ($400).
Ashcroft, T. (2012). Nursing Educators’ Perceptions of Students with Disabilities. Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba Graduate Student Symposium.
Ashcroft, T. (2010). Shared Responsibility: Educating Nursing Students with Disabilities. Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Conference, Winnipeg, Canada
Ashcroft, T. (2010). Nursing Educators & Disability Advisors: Learning About Each Others’ Worlds. Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Conference, Winnipeg, Canada
Ashcroft, T. & Harder, N. (2006). Videotaping Psychomotor Skills as a Self-Evaluative Tool: Old Technology, New Applications Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (WRCASN) Conference, Edmonton, Alberta
Ashcroft, T. & Harder, N. (2005). Videotaping Psychomotor Skills as an Evaluation Tool: Students= Perceptions Sigma Theta Tau International Xi Lambda & Eta Upsilon Chapters Caring: The Journey of Nursing Science. 2nd Biennial International Nursing Research Conference
|Invited Guest Lectures|
Ashcroft, T. (2013) Team Based Learning: So Much More Fun Than a Lecture. Mentor, Munch and Muse Series, Faculty of Nursing
Ashcroft, T. (2012) Leveling the Playing Field: Accommodating Students in Clinical Practice Courses, Mentor, Munch and Muse Series, Faculty of Nursing
Ashcroft, T. & Vadnais, A. (2011). Teaming Up for Success: Reasonable Accommodation in Practicum Courses Invited Professional Development Workshop, University Teaching Services, University of Manitoba.
Ashcroft, T. (2010). iClickers: Musings of a (formerly) Reluctant Early Adopter Mentor, Munch and Muse Series, Faculty of Nursing
Ashcroft, T. (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008) Nursing Theories Guest Lecture in BPRN Professional Issues course
Ashcroft, T. (2009). Tips & Tools for Successful Candidacies Invited Speaker, Doctoral Students Interest Group, Faculty of Education
Ashcroft, T., Mordoch, E. & Temple, B.February, (2008). Disabilities Guest panalists in Restoration Nursing Course, Faculty of Nursing
Ashcroft, T. (2004) Nursing in Canada Guest Lecturer, Canadian Communication for Physicians Trained Abroad at Red River College
Ashcroft, T. (2004) Postpartum Recovery and Complications Guest Lecturer, Primary Care Skills, Faculty of Nursing
2009 - Present Co-Chair, Faculty of Nursing Curriculum Development Committee. Co-leading development of innovative concept based curriculum.
2010 - Present Chair, Faculty of Nursing Accommodations Team. Develop individualized accommodation plans for students with disabilities in clinical practice courses. Provide consultation to faculty members regarding disabilities.
2012 - Present Member, Cooper Commission Implementation Working Group Sub-committee on Bona Fide Academic Skills. University of Manitoba
2008 College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Disability Policy Committee
2007 - 2008 Chair, Nursing Week Activities Committee, Faculty of Nursing
2007 - 2008 Member, Teaching Excellence Committee, Faculty of Nursing
2005 - 2008 Member, Nominations Committee, Faculty of Nursing
2006 - 2007 Chair, Families Teaching Team, Faculty of Nursing
2006 - 2007 Member, Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Nursing
2005 Co-Chair, Faculty of Nursing Ad Hoc Committee on Students with Disabilities
2006 Member, Community Principles Committee, Faculty of Nursing
2004 - 2005 Chair, Distinguished Visitor Committee, Faculty of Nursing
2004 - 2006 Member, Curriculum Revision Committee, Faculty of Nursing