Stephanie Atthill, Honours Bachelor of Science - Nursing (BScN)

Dr. Stephanie Atthill

RN, BScN, PhD (Nursing)
Professor and Program Coordinator, Honours Bachelor of Science – Nursing


Dr. Stephanie Atthill has worked at Georgian College since 2016 and has been a Registered Nurse (RN) since 2007. Currently, she is a professor and program co-ordinator for the Honours Bachelor of Science – Nursing (BScN) degree program at Georgian College.

Her areas of nursing expertise include adult medical/surgical nursing and post-partum care. She completed her PhD in nursing education from Western University in 2015. Her dissertation research focused on nursing informatics competency development within undergraduate nursing curriculum.

Stephanie has presented at conferences and engages in research on topics related to nursing curriculum, informatics, simulation pedagogy and cultural humility.

My favourite part of being a nurse educator is interacting with students and seeing them grow as they progress through their program. I also love having the opportunity to help shape the future nursing profession that will have an impact on patients, families and the health-care profession. Through research, I also have the opportunity to contribute to the unique body of nursing knowledge that supports our profession.

Dr. Stephanie Atthill
Educational credentials and qualificationsGeorgian College Chevron
  • PhD in Nursing, Western University, London ON, 2015
    • Concentration: Nursing education
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), McMaster University, Hamilton ON, 2007
Professional affiliations and certificationsGeorgian College Chevron
ResearchGeorgian College Chevron

Research interests

  • Simulation debriefing
  • Cultural humility
  • Nursing informatics
  • Nursing curriculum

Research projects

  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Self-Debrief prior to an Asynchronous Debrief
    • Role: Principal investigator
  • Exploring the Impacts of a Virtual Asynchronous Debriefing Method after a Virtual Simulation Game to Support Clinical Decision-Making
    • Developed a publication and invited speaker at the Canadian Association School of Nursing (CASN) National Conference
    • Role: Co-principal investigator
    • Funded by: Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Entrepreneurship (RISE) grant through Georgian College
  • Nursing Student Engagement in Cultural Humility Through Global Health Service Learning
    • Developed a publication and presented at a conference
    • Role: Co-principal investigator
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Featured publications

  • Atthill, S., Witmer, Luctkar-Flude, M. & Tyerman, J. (2021). Exploring the impact of a virtual asynchronous debriefing method after a virtual simulation game to support clinical decision-making. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. 50, 10-18
  • Sedgwick, A. & Atthill, S. (2019). Nursing Student Engagement in Cultural Humility Through Global Health Service Learning. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 31(3), 304-311
  • Babenko-Mould, Y., Ferguson, K. & Atthill, S. (2016). Neighborhood as community: A qualitative descriptive study of nursing students’ experiences of community health nursing. Nurse Education in Practice. 17, 223-228.
  • Atthill, S. (2015). An Exploration of the Influence of Nursing Education Culture on the Integration of Nursing Informatics Competencies Into a Collaborative Nursing Program Curriculum. Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 2886.
  • Babenko-Mould., Y., Ferguson, K., Riddell, T., Hancock, M. & Atthill, S. (2014). Influence of Simulated Learning and Actual Community Vaccination Clinic Experiences on Nursing Students’ Structural Empowerment and Self-Efficacy for Public Health Nursing Competencies. Public Health Nursing. Advanced Online Publication. doi: 10.1111/phn.12151
  • Jones, S. & Donelle, L. (2011). Assessment of EHR usability with undergraduate nursing students. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 8, 24, p. 1-20