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Athabasca University

Dawn Mercer Riselli

Academic Coordinator



  • Master of Nursing (1998), University of New Brunswick (Thesis: University Women’s Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1994), Dalhousie University
  • Bachelor of Science (Biology), (1992), Dalhousie University

Clinical Background

  • Community/Public Health
  • Maternal/Child Nursing
  • Nursing Administration
  • Rural Generalist Practice

Teaching & Learning Interests

  • Community and Family Health
  • Nursing Research, Leadership and Management
  • Epidemiology

Other Interests

I am an avid reader who also loves to travel, especially on or near water. I also enjoy volunteering in my children’s schools and extracurricular activities.

Scholarship and Research Interests

  • Quantitative and mixed methodologies
  • Breastfeeding
  • Vaccination
  • Nursing Education

Professional Associations

  • College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
  • Community Health Nurses of Alberta (Board of Directors)
  • Community Health Nurses of Canada
  • Public Health Association of Canada
  • Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (WRCASN); Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) (Clinical Instructor Interest Group)

Updated May 26 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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