Role

Cheryl is a Faculty Specialist with a focus on Experiential Learning. She provides support to faculty and staff around experiential learning through one-on-one consultations and collaborating with programs. She also delivers workshop for developing EL and critical reflections.

Cheryl has experience in curriculum redesign and program accreditation. She provides support to programs and faculty working through program reviews and curriculum renewal.

Biography

Cheryl began with the University of Manitoba in 2009, teaching in the College of Nursing Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor Post Registered Nurse, and Masters Nurse Practitioner programs. She held roles as the Director, of the Nurse Practitioner and Director, Curriculum Integrity and Faculty Development. She had led numerous program accreditations at the provincial and national levels and worked with the undergraduate and graduate programs curriculum redesign. Cheryl has led projects in simulation and interprofessional practice. She continues to support the Nurse Practitioner Program as an educator and nurse practitioner.

Publications

2021 Bloxom, C., & Dika, C.  Oral health in people who use methamphetamine. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2021.02.011

2020 Thable, A., Duff, E., & Dika, C. Infertility management in primary care. The Nurse Practitioner. May;45(5):48-54. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000660356.18430.0a

2018 Friesen, G., Dika, C. Vesicular Hand Dermatitis. The Nurse Practitioner. 43(11), p33-37.

2018 Lobchuck, M., Hoplock, L., Halas, G., West, C., Dika, C., Schroeder, W., Ashcroft, T., Chambers Clouston, K., & Lemoine, J. Heart health whispering: A randomized, controlled pilot study to promote student perspective-taking on carers' health risk behaviors. BMC Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-018-0291-1

2017 Khuu, M. & Dika, C. Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnancy. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Oct 18;42(10):42-47.  doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000516124.22868.08

2016 Unwin, S. & Dika, C. Deformational Plagiocephaly – A focus on prevention. The Journal for Nurse Practitioner. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2016.10.015

2015 Dika, C. & Georgian-Smith, D. Multi-modality imaging using a handheld gamma camera and MRI for tumor localization. SPIE. 9316. Doi: 10.1117/12.2077875

2014 Schellenberg, J., Dika, C., & Erin Riediger. Patent: Breast biopsy system using mr and gamma imaging. US 20140303483 A1

Book Chapters

2020 Perry, S, Hockenberry, M et al. Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada, Third Edition. Dika, C. Chapter 39: The School-Age Child and Family. Accepted pending publication.

2019 Leifer’s Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing in Canada, First Canadian Edition. Dika, C. Chapter 19: The School-Age Child, Chapter 20: The Adolescent Accepted pending publication

2016 Perry, S, Hockenberry, M et al. Maternal Child Nursing Care, Second Canadian Edition. Editor Dika, C. Chapters 36: The Toddler and the Family.

2016 Perry, S, Hockenberry, M et al. Maternal Child Nursing Care, Second Canadian Edition. Editor Dika, C. Chapter 39: The Adolescents and Family (154 pages).

Current research

Jacobs, C., & Kramer, M. Exploring the Role of Learner-Centered Evaluation Strategies to Improve Test-Taking in a Combined Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Health Assessment Course in the College of Nursing.

Jacobs (Dika), C., Yerex, K., Martin, D.  Nurse practitioner and oral health students inter-professional educational initiative to promote oral systemic health.

Jacobs, C., Lussier, A., Timmerman, L., Banman, L, & Mitchell, K. Writing in the undergraduate program

Grants

2021 Dika, C., & Kramer, M. Exploring the Role of Learner-Centered Evaluation Strategies to Improve Test-Taking in a Combined Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Health Assessment Course in the College of Nursing. SOTL grant $5,000.

2020 Dika, C., Lussier, A., Timmerman, L., Banman, L, & Mitchell, K. Writing in the undergraduate program. MCNHR fund received $7,500.

2017 Strachan, S., Lobchuk, M., Dika, C., Halas, G., Hoplock, L., Parsons, J., Webber, S. & Wener, P. A randomized pragmatics feasibility trial to promote student perspective-taking on client physical activity: A collaborative project. University of Manitoba Collaborative Grants Research Program funds received: $24,922.12

2016 Lobchuk, M., Dika, C., Halas, G., West, C., & Clouston, K. Heart Health Whispering – An empathy-related video-feedback intervention for nurse practitioners and cardiovascular health-risk behaviours of family caregivers: A pilot study.  College of Nursing Endowment Fund Research Grant in Professional Foundations; funds received $7,500.

Education

RN, MN, NP