R.N., B.N., M.N.
Assistant Professor – Nursing
Phone: (204) 571-8580
Fax: (204) 571-8568
Office: HSB 041
Kathryn Chachula is a Registered Nurse and 2003 graduate of the University of Manitoba – Brandon Site program. In 2005, she completed a certification in Advanced Studies in Critical Care through Mount Royal University. In 2013, she earned a Master’s degree from the University of Alberta with specialization in Teaching and Learning. She joined the Faculty of Health Studies at Brandon University in Manitoba in a professorial role in 2014.
Professor Chachula’s research centres upon teaching and learning in nursing education, simulated learning environments, inter-professional education, the transition experience of Licensed Practical Nurses into undergraduate nursing education, as well as the experience of newly graduated Registered and Psychiatric Nurses entering the workforce. Kathryn has a particular interest in qualitative methodology specific to Dr. Max van Manen’s Phenomenology and Dr. Barney Glaser’s Grounded Theory, as well as mixed methods research.
Kathryn is a Research Affiliate with the Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research. She also serves as a Teaching Affiliate with Brandon University’s Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Kathryn utilizes a constructivist teaching approach to nursing education. Her teaching topics include health assessment, pathophysiology, restorative post-operative surgical care, health maintenance, acute nursing care, and evidence-based practice.
When she is not teaching and conducting research, Kathryn maintains her practice as a bedside practice Registered Nurse in critical care. Kathryn has a diverse clinical background with varied work experiences that include community health nursing in a remote, fly-in First Nations community in northern Manitoba, nursing within a rural community in New South Wales, Australia, among other experiences that include medicine, post-operative nursing, and emergency nursing.
Kathryn also sits on the Board of Directors with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling the world.