More About Haayer, Tina
I am very proud to be a part of the Department of Nursing Education & Health Studies at GPRC. The Nursing Faculty has an extensive amount of clinical expertise in a wide range of nursing care areas and a strong passion for nursing education. I have been a Nursing Instructor for (4) years and look forward to many more years in the future.
I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2003 from Okanagan University College in Kelowna, BC. After working on an acute care surgical floor and surgical step-down unit at Kelowna General Hospital, my husband and I moved to Grande Prairie.In the spring of 2004, I started an exciting career in the Emergency Department at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital and loved every moment!
After working in the ER for over (2) years, I moved across the street to the Public Health Centre and enjoyed a huge learning curve into the realm of Genetic Nursing. In conjuction with the Edmonton Genetics Clinic, I worked alongside Geneticists and Genetic Counsellors to provide education and assessments to families and clients in Northern Alberta and British Columbia.
After getting a taste of the education world as a Public Health Nurse, I applied for my position here at GPRC and I haven't looked back! I teach primarily in the 2nd and 3rd years of the program, with a little bit of experience teaching in the 4th year. I teach both in the tutorial and clinical setting, and love taking students up to the surgical floor to bring theory to life!
I am thankful for the opportunities that GPRC has given me to date, and am excited to be a part of the team as we teach the next generation of nurses!