Dean, Faculty of Nursing

Dr. Vince Salyers

Vince Salyers was appointed Founding Dean of the Faculty of Nursing on August 22, 2016. He has held numerous academic and administrative positions including Interim Associate Vice President, Research; Associate Dean at Mount Royal University; and Director and Chair roles in schools of nursing in British Columbia and Ontario where he was directly responsible for the supervision, direction, and evaluation of faculty and staff; management of budget and resource expenditures; and program/curricular planning, implementation, and evaluation. He also brings extensive experience with nursing regulatory body approval and accreditation processes. He is a registered nurse who holds active licensure in the United States and Alberta. He holds non-practicing registered nurse status in British Columbia and Ontario.

Vince holds a BA in Psychology and a Master of Science in Nursing from San Francisco State University; and a doctorate (EdD) in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of San Francisco. The integration and utilization of technology and e-learning strategies into program curricula is his passion. His doctoral research focused on the effectiveness of web-enhanced instruction in teaching psychomotor nursing skills and he continues to develop his web-enhanced and e-learning research. He is also quite interested in research associated with the use of simulation in nursing education.

Vince has also been actively involved with international student experiences and/or research in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Peru to further his research agenda with vulnerable populations. He and others are exploring interdisciplinary service learning opportunities within the Faculty. He holds a special place in his heart for students and clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds and has worked closely with these groups.

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