Violence in Nursing Education: Promoting Respectful Interactions

DescriptionViolence in Nursing Webinar

This two-hour webinar will include three short presentations by experts in the study of violence and bullying in nursing education, followed by a workshop period. Participants will learn about violence in nursing education in three areas: between faculty and administration, between faculty members, and between students and faculty. During the workshop period, participants will break out into groups and complete an activity with guidance from one of the experts. The session will end with a commitment from participants to work towards ending violence in nursing education and promoting respectful interactions.


Date and time

Wednesday, February 23, 2022  





This webinar will be presented in English only.  



Sandra Davidson 

Dr. Sandra Davidson is Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Deputy Provost at the University of Calgary. Her clinical background spans older adult care, oncology and chronic diseases.  Her research interest are health systems leadership and healthcare innovation.

Dr. Davidson’s scholarship and leadership occur in the community, professional organizations, academic and practice settings. Across these settings, she collaborates with individuals within systems to co-create innovative models of learning and health systems leadership.

Dr. Davidson has published texts, chapters, and journal articles; educated and mentored hundreds of nurse leaders that range from novice to expert levels, building on the new leadership paradigm guiding clinical practice inside complex adaptive health networks. As a highly regarded thought leader and futurist, she has presented new learning, leading, and practice technologies at forums with academic and practice leaders from around the world. 

Kathy O’FlynnMagee 

Kathy O’Flynn-Magee is an Associate Professor of Teaching Emeritus at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC. In 2016, Kathy initiated a student-faculty partnership to explore bullying in nursing education. Since that time, the CRAB (Cognitive Rehearsal to Address bullying in Nursing Education) team has used arts-based methods to explore the issue. The team created a graphic novella in 2020 and have just completed a series of choose-your own adventure style vignettes that focus on several perspectives related to a bullying encounter in which a new graduate RN experiences bullying from a senior RN. The graphic novella is freely available at and the vignettes will be uploaded there in early 2022.

Cheryl Pollard 

Dr. Cheryl Pollard is an active scholar and researcher committed to the promotion of mental health and well being in people who personally live with mental illness and their caregivers. Cheryl is a member of the “Hallway Group” of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and is working on projects related to identifying and removing structural barriers. As a professor and Dean within the Faculty of Nursing – University of Regina, her passion about the scholarship of teaching and learning – specifically the impact of the relationships within the learning environment will bring more attention to the importance of being kind and compassionate to one another. The National League of Nursing has recognized Dr. Pollard’s enduring and substantial contributions to nursing education by inducting her as a Fellow into the Academy of Nursing Education. Being born and raised on the prairies by a Metis father and a non-indigenous mother, Cheryl was taught that it is an inherent responsibility to connect and contribute to making the circle, our community, and our world, better. If you haven’t already – you will – hear her say “Everyone has something to contribute and everyone contributes.” In addition to providing service to the University of Regina’s Faculty of Nursing, Dr. Pollard also serves as Board Chair of an interprofessional non-profit organization focused on supporting clients experiencing abuse and mitigating its devastating effects to the family unit.