Patricia MacKenzie

Nurse Educator
Camden Hall
(902) 867-5360

I am a 2004 graduate of the St. Francis Xavier School of Nursing.  Upon graduation, I returned to my home in Winnipeg where I worked in a chronic care respiratory unit.  I moved back to Nova Scotia in 2005.  I worked as a fulltime staff nurse gaining experience in geriatrics, medical-surgical nursing, mental health and then finally focusing on perinatal nursing.  I began teaching with the School of Nursing in 2009.  

I work primarily with second and third year nursing students.  I have supervised skills labs, simulation, perinatal nursing, adult medical-surgical nursing and geriatric clinical placements. I coordinate the Cooperative Nursing Experience and am a member of the Nursing Practice Committee for GASHA.  I also supervise Advanced Major students.

I am married and the mother of 2 boys, ages 20 and 16.  I am currently a student in the Master of Adult Education Program here at STFX.  My area of research interests are transformative learning, transition and resilience.  I also maintain a private business offering HypnoBirthing prenatal classes to expectant parents.  I have recently begun as a second assistant for homebirths with Saint Martha’s midwifery program.