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Athabasca University

Dr. Donna Romyn

Acting Associate Vice-President Research
Associate Professor

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Academic Appointments

Donna M. Romyn is currently on leave from her position as Dean, Faculty of Health Disciplines and is serving as the Acting Associate Vice President, Research, at Athabasca University.

Education

  • Ph.D. (Nursing), University of Alberta Focus: Emancipatory pedagogy in nursing education
  • Master of Nursing (MN), University of Alberta Focus: Nursing students’ knowledge related to the management of cancer pain with narcotic analgesics
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), University of Alberta

Professional Affiliations

  • College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA)
  • Alberta Nursing Education Administrators (ANEA)

Recent Presentations

(*Peer Reviewed)

*Romyn, D. M. (2011, October). Practice readiness: Antithesis to health care reform? Presented at the 25th Annual Margaret Scott Wright Research Day, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

Romyn, D.M., & McQueen, M. (2011, February; 2011 March). Strategies for building an effective online course. Invited webinar, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

*Romyn, D.M. (2011, February).Practice Readiness: To What End?Invited presentation, Institute for Philosophical Nursing Research, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB.

*Romyn, D.M. (2010, May). Career laddering: More than a difference in degree. Presented at the Institute for Philosophical Nursing Research Conference, Banff, AB. 

Romyn, D.M. (2009, March). Responsible conduct. Invited presentation, Athabasca University Research Ethics Board Retreat, Edmonton, AB.

*Romyn, D.M., & Linton, N. (2009, February). Resolving the “practice readiness” crisis. Paper presented at the Western Region Canadian Schools of Nursing Conference, Calgary, AB.

*Linton, N., & Romyn, D.M. (2008, December). Successful transitioning of the entry level nurse. Poster presented at Workplace Integration of New Nurses: Nursing the Future Annual Conference, Saskatoon, SK.

*Romyn, D.M. (2006, August). The power of reflection to uphold the status quo in nursing practice. Paper presented at the Power, Politics and Pedagogy: The Puzzle of Clinical Teaching Conference hosted by the Teaching Development Unit Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. 

*Romyn, D.M., & McQueen, M. (2005, May).Exploring alternative modes of delivery for post-LPN BN curriculum. Paper presented at Canadian Association of Distance Education (CADE) Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Publications

(*Peer Reviewed)

*Romyn, D.M. (In press). Chapter 12: Critical thinking in nursing practice. In B.J. Astle & W. Duggleby (Eds.). Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing (5th ed.). Toronto: Elsevier Canada.

*Romyn, D.M. (2010). Chapter 12: Critical thinking in nursing practice. In J.C. Ross-Kerr & M.J. Wood (Eds.). Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing (4th ed.; pp. 146-157). St. Louis: Elsevier. 

*Romyn, D.M., Linton, N., Giblin, C., Hendrickson, B., Houger Limacher, L., Murray, C., Nordstrom, P., Thauberger, G., Vosberg, D., Vye-Rogers, L., Weidner, A., & Zimmel, C. (2009). Successful transitioning of the entry level nurse. International Journal Nursing Education Scholarship, 16(1), Article 34. http://www.bepress.com/ijnes/vol6/iss1/art34/ DOI: 10.2202/1548-923X.1802

Romyn, D.M. (2006). Chapter 11: Critical thinking in nursing practice. In J.C. Ross-Kerr & M.J. Wood (Eds.). Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing (3rd ed.; pp. 166-181). St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby. 

*Romyn, D.M. (2003). The relational narrative: implications for nurse practice and education. Nursing Philosophy, 4, 149-154. 

*Romyn, D.M. (2003). Commentary: Are phenomenology and postpositivism strange bedfellows? Western Journal of Nursing Research, 25(5), 485-488. 

*Romyn, D.M., Allen, M.N., Boschma, G., Duncan, S.M., Edgecombe, N., Jensen, L.A., Marck, P., Ross-Kerr, J.C., Salsali, M., Tourangeau, A.E., & Warnock, F. (2003). The notion of evidence in evidence-based practice. Journal of Professional Nursing, 19(4), 184-188. 

*Romyn, D.M. (2001). Disavowal of the behaviorist paradigm in nursing education: Why is it so difficult to unseat? Advances in Nursing Science 23(3), 1-10. 

*Romyn, D.M. (2000). Emancipatory pedagogy in nursing education: A dialectical analysis. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 32(2), 119-138.  

*Myrick, F., & Romyn, D.M. (2000). Relations of power embedded in preceptorship experiences. Paper published in the proceedings of the Developing Nursing Practice by Education and Research Conference, sponsored by the School of Health Care, Seinajoki Polytechnic, Seinajoki, Finland. 

*Romyn, D.M. (1999). What constitutes a nursing practical skill?: A commentary. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 21(1), 64-70.

*Nursing Philosophy Working Group.* (1998). Rising above drowning in eclecticism. Nursing Science Quarterly, 11(3), 99-101.  (*Authors in alphabetical order: Allen, M.N., Hayne, Y., Hodgins, M.J., Kikuchi, J.F., Letourneau, N.L., McQueen, M., Myrick, F., Romyn, D.M., & Simmons, H.) 

*Nursing Philosophy Working Group.* (1997). Reflections on Mitchell’s reflections. Nursing Science Quarterly, 10(2), 72-73. (*Authors in alphabetical order: Allen, M.N., Besner, J., Elliott, M.R., Hayne, Y., Hodgins, M.J., Kikuchi, J.F., Letourneau, N.L., McQueen, M., Myrick, F., Onyskiw, J., Romyn, D.M., & Simmons, H.)

Kikuchi, J.F., Simmons, H., & Romyn, D.M. (Eds.). (1996). Truth in nursing inquiry. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Romyn, D.M. (1996). Problems inherent in the epistemology and methodology of feminist research. In J.F. Kikuchi, H. Simmons, & D.M. Romyn (Eds.), Truth in nursing inquiry (pp. 140-149). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

*Estabrooks, C.A., & Romyn, D.M. (1995). Data sharing in nursing research: Advantages and challenges. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 27(1), 77-88. 

*Romyn, D.M. (1992). Pain management: Know the facts. Canadian Nurse, 88, 26-27. 

Romyn, D.M. (1991). The physiological mode - Case study. In C. Roy & H.A. Andrews (Eds.), The Roy adaptation model - the definitive statement (pp. 261-266). Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange. 

Romyn, D.M. (1991). The self-concept mode - Case study. In C. Roy & H.A. Andrews (Eds.), The Roy adaptation model - the definitive statement (pp. 337-343). Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange.

Research Interests

My research and scholarly endeavors center on the philosophy of nursing and nursing education and most recently, the transition of new graduates to the nursing workforce

Awards

Alberta Association of Registered Nurses Award for Excellence in Education (2005)

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