Dr. Venise Bryan, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor


Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Disciplines


  • Ph.D. (Educational Research: Leadership) University of Calgary
  • MSN (Nursing Education) The University of the West Indies
  • BSN Northern Caribbean University
  • AS (Biology) Northern Caribbean University

Clinical Background

  • Brain Injury
  • Behavioural Disorders
  • Gerontology
  • Medical Surgical Nursing

Teaching & Learning Interests

  • Clinical teaching
  • Online teaching
  • Philosophical foundations of nursing

Scholarship & Research Interests:

  • Nursing Education
  • Interpersonal Relationships in Healthcare
  • Relational Leadership in Nursing
  • Teaching and Learning in Clinical Environment

Professional Associations

  • College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA)
  • Canadian Nurses Association (CNA)
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSF)

Recent Presentations

Kowch, E., & Bryan, V. (2019). Building the capacity of WSE learners and instructors to self-organize learning and design for robust online group project-based graduate courses. Paper presented at Teaching & Learning Lunch and Learn Seminar, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Bryan, V. (2017, November). Building Leadership Capacity through Self Help Groups. Paper presented at the Development Alternatives Annual Mela 2017, Development Alternatives, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Bryan, V. (2017, May). Authentic Leadership: Implications for Practicing Nurses and Students Power Relations. Paper presented at Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. Abstract retrieved from http://icqi.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/QI2017.pdf

Bryan, V., & Mendaglio, S. (2016, October). Authentic leadership: Implications for Effective Mentoring. Paper presented at Euronursing Conference 2016, Rome, Italy. Abstract retrieved from http://www.omicsonline.org/speaker/venise-bryan-university-of-calagary-canada/

Bryan, V., & Mendaglio, S. (2016, May). Authentic leadership: Emphasizing the self. Paper presented at CSSE Conference 2016, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Recent Publications

Bryan, V. D., & Mendaglio, S. (2020). Building leadership capacity in Women: An NGO in India initiative towards women members of SHGs. Development in Practice, https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2019.1701988

Bryan, V. (2020). Article on Vaping Practices: Building Strong Children. Published by the Farquharson Institute of Public Affairs established 1917 Patron, The Most Honourable Professor Sir Kenneth Octavius Hall, ON, GCMG, OJ

Bryan, V. D., & Blackman, G. (2019). The ethics of self-care in higher education. Emerging Perspectives, 3(2), 14-34. https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/ep/article/view/42130/51939

Takeuchi, M.A. & Bryan, V. (2018). Video-mediated interviews to reveal multiple voices in peer collaboration for mathematics learning in groups. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/1743727X.2018.1445218

Graham, M. M., Lindo, J., Bryan, V. D., & Weaver, S. (2016). Factors associated with stress among second year student nurses during clinical training in Jamaica. Journal of Professional Nursing, 32(5), 383-391. doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2016.01.004

Lawal, J., Weaver, S., Bryan, V., & Lindo, J. L. (2015). Factors that influence the clinical learning experience of nursing students at a Caribbean school of nursing. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(4), 32-39. doi: 10.5430/jnep.v6n4p32

Bryan, V. D., Lindo, J., Anderson-Johnson, P., & Weaver, S. (2014). Using Carl Rogers' person-centered model to explain interpersonal relationships at a school of nursing. Journal of Professional Nursing, 31(2), 141 – 148. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2014.07.003

Bryan, V., Weaver, S., Anderson-Johnson, P., & Lindo J. (2013). The effect of interpersonal relationships between nursing students and lecturers on learning outcomes at a Jamaican nursing school. Caribbean Journal of Nursing, 1(1), 41-48. Retrieved from http://ojs.mona.uwi.edu/index.php/cjn/article/view/3690/3218