Jane Karpa

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatric Nursing/Winnipeg Campus
MPN Coordinator
Phone: (204) 772-0377, Ext 875


Jane Karpa is a psychiatric nurse educator in both the Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing program and in the Master of Psychiatric Nursing program. Dr. Karpa is also involved in Thesis Advising within the MPM program. Dr. Karpa has over twenty-five years of clinical experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and families within health systems and as a private practitioner.


PhD (Applied Health Sciences), University of Manitoba
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Winnipeg
Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing, Selkirk School of Psychiatric Nursing
Bachelor of Arts, University of Winnipeg

Research Interests

Dr. Karpa’s main program of research concerns families in health care, supporting allied health care professionals to think family and engage in collaborative practice. As a qualitative researcher Dr. Karpa’s other research interests includes acquired brain injury, recovery principles and teaching reflection.

Selected Publications

Karpa, J (2019). An odyssey: Families’ experiences living with acquired brain injury. Research Connection, Brandon University, 2(2).

West, C., Rieger, K., Chooniedass, R., Adekoya, A. Isse, A., Karpa, J., Waldman, C., Peters-Watral, B., Chernomas, W., Scruby, L., & Martin, D. (2018) Enlivening a Community of Authentic Scholarship: A Faculty-Mentored Experience for Graduate Students at the 2016 Qualitative Health Research Conference. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 17,1-15. doi:10.1177/1609406918808122  

Chernomas, W.M., Rieger, K.L., Karpa, J.V., Clarke, D.E., Marchinko, S., & Demczuk, L. (2017). Young women’s experiences of psychotic illness: A systematic review of qualitative research. The Joanna Briggs Institute of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15(3), 694-737. Doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-002942.

Knaak, S., Szeto, A., Robinson, R., Karpa, J., & Patten, S. (2013). Brandon university psychiatric nursing program evaluation report. Mental Health Commission of Canada, Retrieved from www.mentalhealthcommission.ca

Clarke, D.E., Marchinko, S., Chernomas, W.M., Rieger, K.L., Karpa, J.V., & Demczuk, L. (2015). The effectiveness of early psychosis programming for young women: A systematic review protocol. The Joanna Briggs Institute of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 13(6), 114-126. Doi:10.7224/1537-2073.2015-023.