Academic Staff

Nicole Harder, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor

P: 204.474.6714
F: 204.474.7682




PhD, University of Alberta
MPA, University of Manitoba/University of Winnipeg
BN, University of Manitoba

 Specialty/Clinical/Teaching Areas

Research Interests: Technology in laboratory settings

Clinical Interests: Northern Nursing, women's health

Teaching Areas: Nursing health assessment, advanced health assessment for northern nurses

 Recent Publications
Galbraith, A., Harder, N., Macomber, C., Roe, E., & Roethlisberger, K.  (in press).  Design and Implementation of an Interprofessional Death Notification Simulation.  Clinical Simulation in Nursing.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ecns.2013.08.001.

Nielsen, B., & Harder, N.  (in press).  Causes of Student Anxiety during Simulation: What the Literature Says.  Clinical Simulation in Nursing. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecns.2013.03.003.
Harder, N., Ross, C., & Paul, P.  (2013).  Instructor comfort level in high-fidelity simulation. Nurse Education Today, 3, 1242-1245.  DOI:  10.1016/j.nedt.2012.09.003
Harder, N., Paul, P., & Ross, C.  (2013).  Student perspective of roles assignment in high fidelity simulation: An ethnographic study.  Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9(9), e329e334.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ecns.2012.09.003

Evans, C., & Harder, N.  (2013).  A Formative approach to Student Remediation.   Nurse Educator, 38(4), 1-5.  DOI: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e318296dd0f.

Harder, N.  (in press). Principles of Asepsis.  In D. Gregory, C. Raymond-Seniuk, & L. Patrick, L. Fundamentals: Perspectives on the Art and Science of Canadian Nursing.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

D’Amico, D., Barbarito, C., Towmey, C. & Harder, N.   Health and Physical Assessment in Nursing: First Canadian Edition.  Toronto: Pearson Prentice Hall. 

Harder, B. N.  (2010).  Use of Simulation in Teaching and Learning in Health Sciences: A Systematic Review.  Journal of Nursing Education, 49(1); 23-28.

Gore, T., Van Gele, P., & Harder, N.  “An International Perspective on Simulated Practice in Nursing Education: Towards More Similarities or More Differences?”  9th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference, Las Vegas, NV.  June 2010.


 Recent Grants

2012 – 2014                Harder, N., Ashcroft, T., & Taylor, C.  Nursing students’ role in patient safety: Communication to empower patients.  Dr. John Wade Research Award, sponsored by the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety ($7,415.00)


2012 – 2014                ArctiChildren InNet: Empowering School e-Health Model in the Barents Region.  Project aimed at developing e-learning approaches to health in children.  I am a research associate for this project.  Primary Lead: Kerttu Oikarinen, Finland.  Research partners from Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden.  Kolarctic ENPI CBC Programme (€1.767.362) over 36 months.


2011 – 2012                Harder, N. & Johnson, L.  Creating a Standardized Patient Program Using Undergraduate Nursing Students: A Pilot Project.  This project was aimed at developing a standardized patient program for use in the graduate nursing practitioner program.  Endowment Fund Award ($5,109.76).


2008 – 2009                Harder, N. & Enns, C.  Conducting a Successful Simulation:  A DVD Resource for Clinical Education Facilitators.  Instructional DVD and booklet created for new faculty involved in simulation.  Endowment Fund Award ($5000.00).


2008 – 2009                Harder, N. & Hrabowych, E.  Integrating Simulation into Clinical Education: Effectiveness of Workshops to Prepare Clinical Faculty for their New Role.  Survey research study.  Endowment Fund Award ($1500.00).