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Faith Richardson, DNP RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • Biography

    Dr. Faith Richardson has been involved in developing and teaching courses in gerontology nursing, health assessment, pharmacology, and community health nursing in the TWU School of Nursing. Her doctoral dissertation research was with older adults in Assisted Living and Residential Care. Faith is a Registered Nurse (RN) in BC, Canada, and previously held ANCC credentialing (USA) as a family nurse practitioner, having practiced in CA and WA State.

  • Education

     Academic Degrees and Diplomas held:

    • DNP Western University of Health Sciences, USA
    • MSN-FNP Western University of Health Sciences, USA
    • MA (Interdisciplinary Studies) (Regent College)
    • Collaborative Nursing diploma (Langara College)
    • BSc (Natural Sciences) (Trinity Western University)
    • BA (General Studies: English & Biblical Studies Minors) (Trinity Western University)
  • Research & Scholarship

    Gerontology; basic and advanced nursing practice; wellbeing; Stinson Wellness Model, and nursing education:

    Research and Scholarship Presentations 2015

    Safe Communication: A workshop presentation of "How to say anything to anyone!" (Eim Wellness Event)

    Safe Communication workshop handout


    Research and Scholarship Presentations 2014

    Trends in Gerontology Nursing (Mennonite Health Assembly Conference)

    Ethical Caregiving An introduction to ethics and the Elim ethical guidelines for direct care staff (Elim Wellness Event)

    Panel presentation address: About hope (Elim Wellness Event)


    Research and Scholarship Presentations 2013


    Ageism Project

    Lift Up Your Voice (CGNA conference)

    Promoting Wellbeing and Positive Aging: Making the Connection between Voice and Wellness in Agency   (Fraser Health DOC's breakfast at Elim Village)

     Stress and Wellbeing in the Classroom and Beyond (ACSI BC Fall Teacher Convention)


    Natural and Creative therapies in nursing practice and education:


    Academic-Agency partnerships:


    Community and personal well-being:


  • Recent Publications

    • A Deeper Magic: Images of Advent in Word and Art, Fox Song Books
    • Nursing Students Reach Out to TWU Community (Nursing Scholarship Update, May, 2008)
    • Of Nursing Scholarship, Spirituality, and Christmas Trees ... (Nursing Scholarship Update, February, 2008)
    • Redeeming the Relationship (Nursing Scholarship Update, Spring, 2007)
    • The Peacock's Stone (novel) Fox Song Books
    • Tree Root & River Rat (YA novel) Fox Song Books
    • Angel Walker (YA novel) Fox Song Books, Harold Shaw Publishers
    • Hoverlight (YA novel) Fox Song Books, Harold Shaw Publishers, Hodder & Stoughton
    • Dark is a Color (YA novel Fox Song Books, Harold Shaw Publishers, Hodder & Stoughton
  • Memberships & Affiliations

    Memberships, Registrations, and Licensing in Canada and the USA


    • College of Registered Nursing, British Columbia (RN)
    • Canadian Gerontology Nursing Association
    • National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly


    • Delta Society/Pet Partners
    • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
    • ANCC certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society 
    • American Geriatrics Society
    • American Botanical Council
  • Courses Taught at TWU

    N118 Gerontology (Nursing)

    N222 Pharmacology (Nursing)

    MSN: Advanced Practice stream (Clinical Nurse Specialist) Gerontology

  • Awards & Honours

     2009 Summer Fellowship, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

     2004 Class of 2004 Award, Family Nurse Practitioners, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

  • Blog

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    Rhythm and Respiration blog

School of Nursing, and School of Graduate Studies

Department or Program:

School of Nursing, and Master of Science in Nursing
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