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Daphne Kennedy

Faculty and Staff

​Daphne Kennedy


Phone: 1-709-784-5294



Nursing Experience: Since completing her BN at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in 2003, Daphne Kennedy has worked as a staff nurse in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, operating room, recovery room and long term care. She is also experienced, and specialized in, NICU and maternal/newborn care. Daphne has also worked as a patient services manager.

Teaching Experience: In the past decade, Daphne has held positions as a classroom, lab, and clinical instructor. Her teaching experiences include teaching in the New Brunswick Community College Practical Nurse and Baccalaureate Programs both in New Brunswick and in Qatar. She has taught courses such as Women and Newborn Health, Nursing of Families, Nursing Research, Preschool Wellness, Community Wellness, Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing and Nursing Care of Aging Populations.

Education: Daphne completed her MN (2013) at UNB, and her studies focused on Nursing Education and Simulation in Nursing Education. In addition, Daphne holds a Diploma in University Teaching from UNB.




The International Institute of Human Lactation, Inc.

BreastEd Lactation Studies Program                                   2016                                                                              


University of Calgary in Qatar, Doha, Qatar

Pathways to Aligned Learning                                             2016                                                                            


University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

Diploma in University Teaching                                           2015


University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

MN – Nursing Education                                                   2013

Practicum Focus: Simulation in nursing education


Apex Innovations, Inc.

Hemispheres: Canadian Stroke Competencies Series        2013

Focus: Care of the client experiencing stroke (community and hospital)


New Brunswick Community College, Fredericton, NB

Instructor Development Program                                         2011

Focus: Adult education


British Columbia Institute of Technology

Neonatal Nursing Specialty: CTF Delivery                          2006                                                              


University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

Bachelor of Nursing                                                         2003



Kennedy, D. (2010). A Comparison of the effect of colored scrubs and white uniforms on perceived professionalism and transitioning of Practical Nurse students during preceptorship: A pilot study. Research findings presented at Canadian Association of Practical Nurse Educators Annual Conference, Brandon MB.


Day, K. & Kennedy, D. (2012). The use of EMLA to reduce pain in neonatal circumcision: A synthesis of the evidence. Paper presented at University of New Brunswick Research Day, Fredericton NB.

Kennedy, D. (2012). Debriefing in nursing education: Teaching students to think like a nurse. Paper presented at University of New Brunswick MN (Nurse Educator) Public Presentation Day.


Weaver, K. & Kennedy, D. (2013). Working in isolation: Health care professionals' experiences of caring for persons with eating disorders. Research presented at Atlantic Association of Canadian Schools of Nursing conference, Corner Brook NL.


Kennedy, D. (2015). Universal design in nursing education: Critical reflections. Panel Discussion Presentation, University of New Brunswick.


Kennedy, D., Bulman, D. & Wilkins, K. (2015). Burning the candle at both ends: A Conceptual analysis of burnout in the context of nurse educators. Paper presented at University of New Brunswick Research Day, May 4, 2015, Fredericton NB.


Kennedy, D. (2015). Narrative pedagogy for interprofessional education. Poster Presentation, 1st Middle East Conference on Interprofessional Education, December 5, 2016, Qatar.


Munir, S. & Kennedy, D. (2016). Translating scientific evidence of gestational diabetes mellitus into nursing practic3e for improved fetal and neonatal health. Poster Presentation. Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare May 14, Qatar.


Banfield, V., Hickey, J., Tonellato, T., Kennedy, D., Zielinski, P. & Gassama, D. Development and assessment of an Alumni Teaching Assistant Program. Panel Presentation. UCQ/CNAQ Conference on Teaching and Learning, May 5, 2016, Qatar.


Recent Awards

Qatar National Research Fund                                2016-2017

Title: Stigma towards mental disorders in patients, families and health care professionals in Qatar: A cross sectional mixed methods study.

Role: Research Associate

Amount: 467,260.00 USD         


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant,

University of Calgary                               2016-2017

Title: Exploring Male Students' Experiences of Simulated Maternal-Child Clinical

Role: Principal Investigator

Amount: $10, 600.00 CDN


Research Interests and expertise

Simulation in Nursing Education

Maternal-Child Health

Adult Learning

Narrative Pedagogy

Western Regional School of Nursing

Western Regional School of Nursing
PO Box 2005, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 6J7, Canada

Phone: (709) 784-5489; (709) 784-5490; (709) 784-5382