Academic Staff

Carol Enns, RN, MN
Executive Director, Clinical Education

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Message from the Director, Clinical Education

As Director, Clinical Education, I would like to take this opportunity to provide you with an overview of the clinical/ practical component of our program. The clinical environment (including hospitals, nursing homes and community health agencies) provides students with the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a nurse. Students will interact with patients and families as part of their clinical education.

The clinical environment is supported by faculty in a variety of ways, in order to develop the qualities and abilities required as emerging professionals. Clinical Course Leaders provide an orientation to the clinical course for students. Site Program Leaders are available “on site” at the various hospitals to support student learning. Clinical Education Facilitators are nursing instructors who provide direct learning assistance with students at the bedside or in the community setting. Close working relationships with the various health care agencies maximizes opportunities for learning. We have a Student Affiliate Program with our tertiary hospitals, allowing students to complete most of their clinical experiences in one placement.

Learning and performing as a student is supported by our state of the art Skills Laboratory. This hospital simulated setting provides students the opportunity to practice essential nursing skills. Instructors engage in hands on demonstrations, and students are able to practice these skills in a supportive environment. Welcome to the College of Nursing, where learning is enhanced in a supported and caring environment.

MN, University of Manitoba
BN, University of Manitoba
 Specialty/Clinical/Teaching Areas

Research Interests: Mentoring, Nursing Education, Caring and Nursing, Post-Operative Nursing Care

Clinical Interests: Adult Surgery

Teaching Areas: Acute Care Nursing, Teaching and Learning in Nursing, Clinical Education

 Recent Publications
Enns, C.L. & Sawatzky, J.V. (2016). Emergency Nurses Perspectives: Factors Affecting Caring. Journal of Emergency Nursing. Volume 42, Issue 3, pages 240-245.

Sawatzky, J.V., Enns, C. L & Legare, C. (2015). Exploring key predictors of intent to leave in critical care nurses; what nursing leaders need to know. The Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing, 26(2), 24.

Sawatzky, J.V. & Enns, C.L. (2012). Striving to create a mentorship culture: One faculty’s journey. UTS Path to Pedagogy, 20(2), 12-17.

Spence, J., Goodwin, B., Enns, C., Vercheya, N. & Dean, H. Patient Safety education: An exploration of student driven contextual learning – submitted August 2011 – Journal of Nursing Education – December 2011.

Sawatzky, J. A., & Enns, C. L. (2009). A mentoring needs assessment: validating mentorship in nursing education. Journal of Professional Nursing, 25(3), 145-50.

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, 25(5); 260-266.

Spence, J., Goodwin, B., Enns, C., Vecherya, N. & Dean, H. (2010). Changing attitudes towards patient safety: The impact of student driven, contextually-based interprofessional learning. Quality and Safety in Health Care. 

 Recent Awards
Favorite Faculty – Nursing Student Association (2010)
Faculty of Nursing Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2010)