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Athabasca University

Cynthia A. Tibbetts

Program Director
Academic Coordinator

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Education

  • Adult Education, post graduate coursework completed, Montana State University, 1992 – 1994
  • Master of Nursing, Montana State University, 1986
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Montana State University, 1978, graduated with distinction
  • Associate Degree Nursing, Northern Montana College, 1976

Clinical Background

  • 25 years of experience in nursing education and administration.
  • Clinical background focused on cardiac intensive care and medical-surgical nursing.

Teaching & Learning Interests

  • Nursing research
  • Medical-surgical nursing
  • Special interest in developing civility and leadership capacity in both faculty and students.

Scholarship and Research Interests

  • Developing leadership capacity within working groups.
  • Organization structure and function.
  • Use of virtual simulations on online teaching.

Other Interests

Cooking, reading, camping, and the twin grandsons!

Professional Associations

  • Montana State Board of Nursing, 1976 - present
  • College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, 2001 - present
  • College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta Nursing Education Program Approval Board member, 2010 - present

Awards

  • Craig Cunningham Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching from Athabasca University, December 8, 2009

Recent Presentations

Tibbetts, C. (2013). Civility in the Academic Workplace.  Presentation. Athabasca University, Centre for Nursing and Health Studies, Undergraduate Program Council. Faculty/Staff Development Session. Calgary, AB, Canada. November 12, 2013.

Tibbetts, C. (2012). Use of e-Portfolios in the Post LPN BN Program.  Presentation. Athabasca University, Centre for Nursing and Health Studies, Undergraduate Program Council. Tutor Webinar. Calgary, AB, Canada. December 11, 2012.

Tibbetts, C. & Rich, M. (2012). “The Neighborhood”: Overview of Student Engagement.  Presentation. Athabasca University, Faculty of Health Disciplines. Professional Development Day. Edmonton, AB, Canada. June 6, 2012.

Tibbetts, C. (2012). Knowledge-Based Practice: Information Literacy, Scholarly Evidence and Plagiarism Prevention. Presentation. Athabasca University, Centre for Nursing and Health Studies, Undergraduate Program Council. Tutor Webinar. Calgary, AB, Canada. February 21, 2012.

Updated May 26 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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