Wanda Chernomas, RN, PhD
- Research affiliate, Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research (MCNHR)
Dr. Chernomas’s research involves two streams – mental health and nursing education. One focus in mental health is women living with serious mental illness in the community. Using qualitative research designs, she investigates individuals’ perspectives about the impact of illness on their lives. Principles of recovery and trauma-informed care further inform her research. Her diverse nursing education research projects include investigating the development of reflective practitioners; role transition of new graduates; and stress, depression and anxiety among nursing students.
Dr. Chernomas is an associate professor in the College of Nursing. Her research, including collaborative research, and related projects have been funded locally, regionally, and nationally. She has been involved with organizations such as the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society and the research that resulted in the women’s program offered by the society and for a number of years was a member of the Manitoba Trauma Collaborative (formerly Partnership) aimed at advancing knowledge about trauma and promoting trauma-informed care practices. She has mentored graduate students on mental health related research projects and education focused research projects.
PhD, University of Maryland (Baltimore, Maryland)
Master of Arts, New York University (New York, New York)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
Nominated for a Faculty of Graduate Studies Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award (2018)
Excellence in Professional Nursing Award, College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (2009)