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Athabasca University

Tatiana Penconek RN , MN

Academic Coordinator


Education Background

  • Master of Nursing, Athabasca University, 2014
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Alberta, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science Specialization in Psychology, University of Alberta, 1997

Clinical Background

Adult acute care medicine, cardiology, clinical education

Teaching and Learning Interests

I believe in civil, open, safe, and respectful learning environments where all persons feel safe and valued. I also believe in being a facilitator in the self-directed learning journey and engaging in constructive feedback.

Research Interests

  • Civility in nursing education and professional nursing practice
  • Socialization of newly graduated RNs
  • Safe, open, civil and positive learning and working environments
  • Poetry and creative expression in research

Other Interests

  • Art, music, nature
  • Meaningful relationships and civil discourse

Professional Associations

  • College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA)
  • Canadian Nurses Association (CNA)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Mu Sigma Chapter, University of Alberta


Penconek, T.K. (2015). Perspectives on bullying: A qualitative study into academic incivility among nursing students. Alberta RN, 71(1), 28-29.


Penconek, T.K. (2015, November). Poetic Analysis of Perceptions of Newly Graduated Nurses regarding their Experiences of Academic Incivility between and among Nursing Students in Undergraduate Nursing Education. Poster session at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, U.S.A.

Penconek, T.K. (2015, September). Civility in Nursing Education: Background and Clinical Exercises. Presented at the BN 2nd Annual Clinical Instructor Workshop, Athabasca University, Edmonton.

Penconek, T.K. (2015, June). Civility in Nursing Education. Presented at BNPC, Athabasca University, Edmonton.

Penconek, T.K. (2014, January). Silent No More: Incivility in Nursing Education. Poster session presented at the 4th Annual Every Nurse Symposium, MacEwan University, Edmonton.

Penconek, T.K. (2013, August). Academic Incivility. Presented at the BScN Faculty Workshop, MacEwan University, Edmonton.

Updated December 18 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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