Academic Staff

Wanda M. Chernomas, RN, PhD
Associate Professor

 

 

E: Wanda.Chernomas@umanitoba.ca
P: 204.474.6819
F: 204.474.7682 

 Education  

PhD, University of Maryland (Baltimore, Maryland)
MA, New York University (New York, New York)
BSc, University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, Connecticut)

 
 Specialty/Clinical/Teaching Areas  

Research Interests: Women living with serious mental illness; Social support; Complex trauma responses and trauma-informed care; Transition of new graduates into the profession

Clinical Interests: Recovery and community based care for people living with serious mental illness

Teaching Areas: Nursing Care in Mental Health and Illness; Science and Theory in Nursing; Independent Study (BPRN)

 
 Recent Grants  

Chernomas, W. & Clarke, D. (2013, June). Exploring the perspectives of young women living with a psychotic illness through narrative inquiry. University of Manitoba University Research Grants Program. Amount: $7414

Clarke, D., & Chernomas, W. (Co-PIs)(2010, June). Developing a research agenda: Young women living with schizophrenia. CIHR Meetings, Planning & Dissemination Grant, Neurosciences, Mental Health & Addictions. Amount $5,000.

Karpa, J., & Chernomas, W.M. (Co-Investigator). Faculty perspectives on student development of reflective practice for psychiatric mental health nurses. Brandon University Research Committee. Funded December 22, 2009. Amount $3,375.

Chernomas, W.M., & Shapiro, C. (Co-PIs) Prevalence of and factors associated with stress, depression, and anxiety among undergraduate nursing students. Faculty of Nursing Endowment Fund, University of Manitoba. Funded: July 1, 2009. Amount: $4,239.

Chernomas, W. & Mordoch, E. (Co-PIs)(with Lisa Knechtel, Manager of Quality and Support Services & Dawn Bollman, Manager of Patient Care, forensic Mental Health In-patient Unit and Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit as clinical partners). Nurses’ perspectives on the care of adults with psychiatric illnesses and histories of childhood sexual abuse. Health Sciences Centre Foundation and the Dolly & Michael Gembey Nursing Research Award. Funded March 1, 2009. Amount: $4,500.50.

 
 Recent Publications  

Chernomas, W., & Shapiro, C. (2013). Stress, depression, and anxiety among undergraduate nursing students. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 10(1). doi: 10.1515/ijnes-2012-0032.

Chernomas, W.M., & Mordoch, E. (2013). Nurses’ perspectives on the care of adults with mental health problems and histories of childhood sexual abuse.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34, 639-647. doi: 10.3109/01612840.2013.799721.

Karpa, J.V., & Chernomas, W.M. (2013). Nurse educators’ perspectives on developing reflective practitioners for psychiatric mental health nursing practice. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 10(1). doi: 10.1515/ijnes-2012-0040.

Rieger, K.L., & Chernomas, W.M. (2013) Arts-based learning: A concept for nursing education. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 10(1), 1-10. doi: 10.1515/ijnes-2012-0034.

Chernomas, W.M. (in press). Social support and mental health. In W.C. Cockerham, R. Dingwall, & S. Quah (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of health, illness, behavior, and society (pp. ). Wiley Blackwell publishers.

Care, W.D., Gregory, D.M., & Chernomas, W.M. (in press). Nursing, technology, and informatics: Understanding the past and embracing the future. In M. McIntyre & C. McDonald (Eds.). Realities of nursing: Professional, practice, and power issues, nurses, nursing and the health care system. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Chernomas, W.M., Care, W.D., Lapointe McKenzie, J., Guse, L., & Currie, J. (2010). ‘Hit the ground running’: b Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 22(4), 70-86.

Care, W.D., Gregory, D.M., & Chernomas, W.M. (2009). Nursing, technology, and informatics: Understanding the past and embracing the future. In M. McIntyre & C. McDonald (Eds.). Realities of nursing: Professional, practice, and power issues, nurses, nursing and the health care system (pp. 238-258). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

 
 Recent and Selected Presentations  

Mordoch, E., & Chernomas, W. (2013, September/October). Nurses’ perspectives on the care of adults with psychiatric illnesses and histories of childhood sexual abuse. Poster presentation at the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) Conference. Creating New Pathways: Trauma Informed Approaches to Suicide Prevention, Winnipeg, MB (September 30 – October 2, 2013).

Karpa, J., & Chernomas, W. Faculty perspectives on student development of reflective practice for psychiatric mental health nursing.  Paper presented at the Western North Western Regional CASN Conference, Education for Leadership: Imagining the Possibilities, Edmonton, Alberta, February 21-23, 2013,

Blair-Lawton, D., Mordoch, E., & Chernomas, W. (2012, July). What is the lived experience of  women transitioning from incarceration to the community: A proposal.  Poster presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International European Conference, Diversity across Europe: Implications for Nursing, Cardiff, Wales, UK, July 12-14,                                                                                                       

Chernomas, W., & Shapiro, C. (2012, June). Stress, depression and anxiety among undergraduate nursing students. Presented at the NETNEP 4th International Nurse Education Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, June 17-20, 2012.

Shapiro, C. & Chernomas, W., & (2012, March). Prevalence of and factors association with stress, depression, and anxiety among undergraduate nursing students. Presented at the Faculty of Nursing, Curriculum Development Committee, Winnipeg, March 3, 2012.

Chernomas, W., & Shapiro, C. (2012, February). Prevalence of and factors association with stress, depression, and anxiety among undergraduate nursing students. Presented at the Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research Seminar Series, Winnipeg, February, 29, 2012.

Mordoch, E., & Chernomas, W. (2011, October). Nurses’ perspectives on the care of adults with psychiatric illnesses and histories of childhood sexual abuse. Poster presentation at the 5th annual Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses Conference, Toronto, Ontario, October 26-28, 2011.

Mordoch, E., & Chernomas, W. (2011, June). Nurses’ perspectives on the care of adults with psychiatric illnesses and histories of childhood sexual abuse. Findings presented at two sessions for staff at Health Sciences Centre, June 9, 2011.

Chernomas, W., & Clarke, D. (2011, April).  Women living with psychotic illness: A critical review of the literature. Paper presented at the CIHR funded workshop: Developing a research agenda: Young women living with schizophrenia,Winnipeg, MB, April 12, 2011.

Karpa, J., & Chernomas, W. (2011, February). Faculty perspectives on student development of reflective practice for psychiatric mental health nursing: Preliminary findings. Paper presented at the WRCASN Conference. Vancouver, BC.

Scanlan, J.M., & Chernomas, W.M. (2011, February). Identifying characteristics of the student who fails clinical practice. Paper presented at the Caring with Science Conference. Havana, Cuba.

Care, W.D. & Chernomas, W.M. (2011, February).  “Hit the ground running”: Perspectives of new nurses and nurse managers. Paper presented at the Caring with Science Conference. Havana, Cuba.

Chernomas, W., & Clarke, D. (2010, November). Women living with psychotic illness: A critical review of the literature. Paper presented at the Innovations in Gender, Sex, and Health Research Conference, CIHR Institute of Gender & Health, Toronto, Ontario, November 22-23, 2010.

Spencer, J., Chernomas, W., & Scruby, L. (2010, June). Rape & war: An international nursing issue. Paper presented at the Knowledge to Action: Nursing Clinical Research in the 21st Century, University of Ottawa International Nursing Research Conference (Tau Gamma) Ottawa, ON, June 14-16, 2010.

Spencer, J., Chernomas, W., & Scruby, L. (2010, May). Recent immigrant and refugee women who have experienced sexual violence: A public health issue. Poster presented at the 11th Canadian Conference on Collaborative Mental Health Care, Winnipeg, MB, May 13-15, 2010.

Scanlan, J.M., & Chernomas, W.M. (2010, May). Identifying characteristics of the student who fails clinical practice. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN)  6th National Nurse Educators Conference, Traditions & Transitions: The Evolving Legacy of Nursing Education Scholarship, Winnipeg, MB, May 3-6, 2010.

Chernomas, W.M., & Scanlan, J.M. (2010, May). Faculty perspectives of the student who fails clinical practice. Paper presented at the CASN 6th National Nurse Educators Conference, Traditions & Transitions: The Evolving Legacy of Nursing Education Scholarship, Winnipeg, MB, May 3-6, 2010.

Ashcroft, T., Chernomas, W., Seguire, M., & Davis, P. (2010, May). Shared responsibility: Educating nursing students with disabilities. Paper presented at the CASN 6th National Nurse Educators Conference, Traditions & Transitions: The Evolving Legacy of Nursing Education Scholarship, Winnipeg, MB, May 3-6, 2010.
 
 Recent Awards  

Excellence in Professional Nursing Award, College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, June 2009