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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Sue Coffey
PhD

Associate Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences

Contact information

Science Building - Room 3025
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 6509

sue.coffey@ontariotechu.ca


Research topics

  • innovative nursing curriculum
  • curriculum evaluation
  • accessible post-secondary education for non-traditional students
  • nursing theory development

Research and Expertise

  • Background and interests

    Research area of specialty:

    • Innovative nursing education and theory development in nursing.

    Research interests:

    • Accessible post-secondary education for non-traditional students
    • Curriculum evaluation
    • Innovative nursing curriculum
    • Nursing theory development
  • Publications
    For a comprehensive list of publications, visit ResearchGate.
    • Coffey, S., Muirhead, B., Vogel, E., Graham, L., De La Rocha, A., Bignell, B. (2014). Second year collaborative nursing students' iPad trial. INTED 2014: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference. Valencia, Spain (March 10 to 12, 2014).
    • Coffey, S and Anyinam, C, (in press). Introduction to interprofessional practice. In S. Coffey & C Anyinam (Ed.), Interprofessional Practice. Pearson: Toronto, Ontario.
    • Anyinam, C and Coffey, S (in press). Dimensions of interprofessional practice. In S. Coffey & C. Anyinam (Ed.), Interprofessional Practice. Pearson: Toronto, Ontario.
    • Anyinam, C and Coffey, S (in press). Teams, teamwork, and team processes. In S. Coffey & C. Anyinam (Ed.), Interprofessional Practice. Pearson: Toronto, Ontario.
    • Coffey, S and Anyinam, C, (in press). Professional roles and relationships. In S. Coffey & C. Anyinam (Ed.), Interprofessional Practice. Pearson: Toronto, Ontario.
  • Research collaborators
    • Charles Anyinam, RN, MSc, Co-ordinator, RPN Bridge to BScN program, School of Nursing, Centre for Health Sciences, George Brown College
  • Courses taught

    Courses taught (past and present) at the undergraduate level:

    • Integrated Practicum
    • Knowing through Inquiry
    • Managing Health-care Teams
    • Nursing Praxis
  • Grants
    • College-University Consortium Council (CUCC). Coffey, S, Lindsay, G, Sproul, S, Erwin, L, Vogel, E, Robinson, J, Thompson, C, Byrne, C, Cochrane, M, Cummings, K, Laird, A, Macdonald, K, Mairs, S and Munro-Gilbert, P. Three-partner Collaborative Evaluation of Student Transition, Performance, Experience, and Outcomes in Practical Nurse (PN) – Nursing Degree (BScN) Bridging Education.
      • 2012, $161,615
    • Ministry of Health and Long-term Care/Nursing Secretariat. Coffey, S, Anyinam, C, et al. Nursing Mentorship through a Virtual Nursing Community.
      • 2007, $461,200
    • Nursing Secretariat/Change Foundation. Coffey, S, Kushnirik, A, et al.  Advancing Evidence Based Nursing Practice with Handheld Technology.
      • 2005, $107,000
    • Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Coffey, S, Falk-Rafael, A, et al. Evaluating Eligibility for Registration through a PLAR Process for Internationally Educated Nurses.
      • 2006, $800,000
    • Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Coffey, S, Beagrie, L, et al. BScN Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Nurses
      • 2006, $789,135