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Athabasca University

Maureen McQueen

Academic Coordinator



Nursing education has always been my passion. I joined the Athabasca University Centre for Nursing and Health Studies Undergraduate Program in 2001, wherein I embraced the challenges of delivering individual study online nursing education. I quickly discovered that while the challenges presented with the AU model may be somewhat different the objective remains the same, supporting students to meet their educational and professional nursing practice goals.


  • MN (1990) University of Alberta
  • BScN (1975) University of Alberta

Clinical Background

  • Acute care medical/surgical
  • Community Health

Teaching & Learning Interests

  • Online course design and delivery

Scholarship and Research Interests

  • Use of mobile technology in both theory and clinical nursing education
  • Best practices in online teaching
  • Curriculum development

Professional Associations

  • College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA)
  • College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, Education Standards Advisory Committee


  • Alberta Nursing Education Administrators (ANEA) (2006-2007) Award for Leadership in Nursing Education
  • Athabasca University (2005) Craig Cunningham Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence

Recent Presentations

Romyn, D. & McQueen, M (2011). Strategies for building an effective online course. Webinar. Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


McQueen, M. (Contributor). (2006). Vital signs. In J.C. Ross-Kerr & M.J. Wood (Eds.). Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing, Toronto, ON: Elsevier Canada.

Updated May 26 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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