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  • Assistant professor

    College of Nursing
    Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
    Room 89 Curry Place
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

    Phone: 204-474-7452
    Fax: 204-474-7682


Research summary

Dr. Marnie Kramer’s current research focuses on student-centered interventions to promote coping in educational contexts using qualitative research methodologies. Her work integrates educational research methodologies and social theory to understand concepts such as student failure, remediation, and theory-to-practice integration. Dr. Kramer utilizes the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) as a case study for student learning and remediation frameworks. Her most recent work focuses on the affective learning needs in undergraduate nursing programs. Dr. Kramer also focuses on cardiac health and the study of health behaviour change. Her work encompasses heart health education and frameworks to improve outcomes in individual with heart disease using social theory.


Dr. Kramer is an experienced undergraduate educator and critical care nurse. She has worked with students in all years of undergraduate programs across Canada and is considered a national expert for NCLEX-RN remediation. Dr. Kramer volunteers with nursing graduates who are unsuccessful on the exam and has written an NCLEX-RN online support program. She specializes in developing innovative strategies for students who struggle with their study strategies. Her critical care experience is in general systems intensive care and coronary care units. Her recent research interests are focused on exploring non-life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias for women in rural settings. She is the editor for Chronic Illness in Canada: Impacts and Interventions. Dr. Kramer supervises students with interest in nursing education research, heart health, and qualitative methods.



  • Professional Development Bursary, Conferred by College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, $10,000 (2011)
  • Facilitating Unique Training in Research and Education: FUTURE program for Training Cardiovascular Nurse Scientists Fellowship Grant. Conferred by Canadian Institute of Health Research, $10,500 (2008-2009)
  • Dorothy Grace Riddell Fellowship, Conferred by Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, $5000 (2009)
  • CIHR Doctoral Training Stipend, Conferred by Dr. Jan Angus, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, $12,000 (2009)
  • Margaret C Cahoon Memorial Fellowship Award, Conferred by Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, $2500 (2008)
  • University of Toronto Doctoral Funding (UTF) Package, Conferred by Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, $19,000 (2008)


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College of Nursing
Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
89 Curry Place
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus) 
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada