RN, BScN, MHSc
Professor and Program Coordinator (year two), Honours Bachelor of Science – Nursing
Debra Witmer began her career at Georgian College in 2001 and currently teaches in the first year of both the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) and Practical Nursing programs in the simulation environment. She also co-ordinates the second year of the BScN program.
Debra’s interests include simulation, debriefing, maternal and newborn health, as well as breastfeeding.
She has nursing experience in the hospital, public health, consulting, nursing regulation and academia.
Debra obtained a Master of Health Sciences (Health Promotion) degree from the University of Toronto, and a BScN degree from McMaster University.
- Master of Health Science (MHSc), University of Toronto, Toronto ON, 1991
- Concentration: Health promotion and health administration
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), McMaster University, Hamilton ON, 1987
- Teaching Excellence Award, 2017
- Program Accreditation Lead, Georgian College and York University collaborative BScN program
- Quality Assurance Program Lead, College of Nurses of Ontario
- Face-to-face and virtual simulation
- Exploring the impact of a virtual asynchronous debriefing method after a virtual simulation game to support clinical decision-making
- Role: Co-Primary investigator
- Year funded: 2021
- Funded by: Georgian College Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Entrepreneurship (RISE)
- Getting to the root of it: How do faculty address professional boundaries, role expansion and intra-professional collaboration?
- Role: Researcher
- Year funded: 2018
- Funded by: Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO)
- Atthill, S., Witmer, D., Luctkar-Flude, M., & Tyerman, J. (2021, January). Exploring the impact of a virtual asynchronous debriefing method after a virtual simulation game to support clinical decision-making. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 50(C), 10-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2020.06.008
- Limoges, J., Jagos, K., Lankshear, S., Madorin, S., & Witmer, D. (2018). Getting to the root of it: How do faculty address professional boundaries, role expansion and intra-professional collaboration? Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 8(9). Doi: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v8n9p113