Andrea Thomson

R.P.N., B.Sc.P.N., M.P.N.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatric Nursing (Winnipeg Site)
E-Mail:  thomsona@brandonu.ca
Phone:  (204) 772-0377, Ext 877
Fax:  (204) 772-7842

Biography

Andrea Thomson is proud to be a Registered Psychiatric Nurse. Andrea has psychiatric nursing experience in a variety of areas including an acute care nurse, nurse educator, and mental health counsellor. Andrea is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of Health Studies, Brandon University at the Winnipeg Campus. Andrea actively engages in research regarding the care of mental health clients and psychiatric nursing education.

Education

Master of Psychiatric Nursing, Brandon University
Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing, Brandon University

Research Interests

Andrea typically subscribes to qualitative research methods such as phenomenology and interpretative description. Areas of research interest include acute care psychiatric nursing practices and recovery-oriented mental health care provision. In addition, Andrea’s research has focused on undergraduate education such as teaching strategies to foster critical thinking and peer mentorship initiatives.

Selected Publications

Thomson, A., Racher, F., & Clements, K. (2019). Person-centered psychiatric nursing interventions in acute care settings. Issues of Mental Health Nursing, 40(8), 682-689. doi: 10.1080/01612840.2019.1585495

Thomson, A., Racher, F., & Clements, K. (2019). Caring for the entire unit: Psychiatric nurses use of awareness. Journal of Psychosocial and Mental Health Services, 57(9), 17-23. doi: 10.3928/02793695-201915-02