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Rebecca MacLeod is an instructor in Stenberg College’s Health Care Assistant Program. Rebecca began her career in healthcare in 2009 after graduating with a Diploma in Practical Nursing. For four years, Rebecca worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at a residential care facility in Victoria focused on geriatric mental health. Rebecca has also been employed as an LPN Team Lead with Island Health Authority, (formerly Vancouver Island Health Authority), where she worked on units for tracheostomy/ventilator support patients and quad/paraplegia patients.
She currently serves as a Lab Coordinator and teaches courses focused on caring for patients with cognitive challenges and the promotion of holistic health. Rebecca’s passion for nursing is evident, as she is currently in the process of completing a Bachelor of Nursing degree through Athabasca University.
Rebecca Deak is a 2010 graduate of Stenberg’s Practical Nursing (PN) Diploma program, and a current Stenberg College instructor. Rebecca first began her journey at Stenberg in 2009. As a student in the year-and-a-half long PN program, Rebecca excelled academically, and was hired directly off of her final practicum at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, where she has worked since 2010. Since 2014 Rebecca has taught courses in Stenberg’s PN program, including Professional Practice, Professional Communication, and Health Promotion.
Jocelyn Isaak is a Licensed Practical Nurse with over four years of experience in acute trauma and surgical units. Jocelyn has also worked as an international nurse in both Haiti and India. She teaches Stenberg students in-class and in clinical settings, and enjoys seeing her students grow in confidence and competence from term to term as they prepare for their career in nursing.
A Licensed Practical Nurse, Rose has been instructing at Stenberg College for over 2 years. She feels tremendous pride watching her students learn and grow as professionals. Rose thrives on watching her students become wonderful nurses, and feels a sense of fulfillment being part of their educational journey. She believes the abundant career opportunities, coupled with the ability to develop personally and professionally, make nursing an excellent career choice.
Kim holds her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Diplomas in both General Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing. She feels psychiatric nursing is a rewarding field that helps to bring hope to those with mental illness and assists them to enrich their lives. Kim has always enjoyed the academia of the teaching and learning environment, and finds the drive and dedication of her students to be the most rewarding aspect of her job.
After completing her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Victoria in 1991, Marita moved to Vancouver and earned her Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing in 1994. Her varied and rich professional career has included Detox; Community Mental Health; Neuropsychiatry; Acute Psychiatry; Mood Disorders; Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use; Residential Living and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Marita discovered her passion for education and gift for teaching when she joined the team at Stenberg as an online instructor in the Regional Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing program in 2010. Marita instructs a variety of theory courses for the RDPN program and is involved with other areas such as curriculum development. She also works as an independently contracted travel nurse. She is currently completing a Master of Science in Thanatology.
Donna Lessard is a Stenberg College RDPN instructor, and living proof that it is never to late to make a career change. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the age of 50, before going on to become the Gerontology Education Project Manager for what is now known as the Interior Health Authority, and later working as an Administrator for Berwick on the Park retirement community. Donna then went on to complete a Master of Education in 2014, and has taught a variety of online courses, including: Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology Concepts, and Philosophy. She has sat on the board of the British Columbia Seniors Association, the BC Gerontology Association as well as the Canadian Chapter, and carries a valid RN license.
Prentice Geary in an instructor and clinical monitor in Stenberg’s Regional Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing program. Prentice holds a Bachelor of Arts as while as a Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing, and is currently pursing a Masters of Business Administration through the Australian Institute of Business. A Stenberg employee since 2014, Prentice also works as a Clinical Coordinator at Squamish Mental Health & Substance Use Services. Prentice has extensive experience working with marginalized populations, from indigenous people to vulnerable seniors, and rural community based mental health and addictions work to working with street entrenched individuals in Vancouver’s downtown eastside. His favourite thing about working at Stenberg is seeing his students’ level of confidence increase as they overcome their fears and master new skills.
Donna Klingspohn has been a Registered Psychiatric Nurse for over 30 years and has extensive experience in mental health and addiction services as well as provincial program oversight and administration. She holds a Master of Sciences, Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. A Stenberg instructor since 2010, Donna teaches nursing theory in several semesters with a focus on the core courses of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Addictions and non-core courses of First Nation’s Health and Introduction to Psychology. Her favourite thing about teaching at Stenberg is helping struggling students to find their “ah-ha” moment -when all the concepts and theory begin to come together in actual practice.
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