R.P.N., B.Sc.P.N., M.P.N.
Department of Psychiatric Nursing
Phone: (204) 727-9671
Fax: (204) 571-8568
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. Andrea actively engages in research regarding the care of mental health clients and psychiatric nursing education.
Master of Psychiatric Nursing, Brandon University
Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing, Brandon University
Andrea typically subscribes to qualitative research methods such as phenomenology, narrative inquiry, 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. Andrea is currently building a research program focused on nurses and psychiatric nurses who experience disabilities, accessibility, and accommodations. This research program also examines educational practices to support nursing and psychiatric nursing students who experience disabilities.
Thomson, A.E., Smith, N., & Karpa, J. (2022). Strategies used to teach professional boundaries psychiatric nursing education. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 43(10), 895-902. https://doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2022.2083737
Thomson, A.E., Smith, N., & Naismith, D. (2021). Peer mentorship in psychiatric nursing education: Preparation for future practice. Journal of Nursing Education, 60(10), 582-585. https://doi.org.10.3928/01484834-20210729-06
Thomson, A.E., Racher, F., & Clements, K. (2019). Person-centered psychiatric nursing interventions in acute care settings. Issues of Mental Health Nursing, 40(8), 682-689. https://doi.org.10.1080/01612840.2019.1585495
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