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Carnelle “Raigne” Symes

Discipline/Program
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Program
Title
Instructor
Office
1210
Phone
403.314.2416
Biography

Raigne Symes has been a member of the Nursing Faculty at Red Deer College (RDC) since January 2019. Prior to joining RDC Raigne worked at the University of Calgary in Qatar as a Nursing Faculty member. Raigne has teaching experience in many courses across the curriculum and is currently teaching in the second and third year of the BSCN nursing program. Raigne’s clinical experience ranges from long term care, general medicine and surgical, oncology, adult intensive care, and school health nursing. She has a passion for improving health across the lifespan.  Ms. Symes ascribes to a teaching philosophy of a respectful classroom with a focus on understanding students’ contextual influences and differentiated learning needs. Ms. Symes has conducted research on student success, the use of technology in the classroom and integration of teaching innovations in the classroom. Ms. Symes is currently completing her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Manitoba, with a research focus on nursing educational leadership.

Education

MSc. Nursing- Trinity Western University

BSc. Nursing- University of Alberta

BA- Religion (intercultural Studies) - Rocky Mountain College

Registered Nurse- College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA)

CCNE- Canadian Certified Nurse Educator- Canadian Association of School of Nursing

Main Areas of Teaching

Nursing- Acute care, leadership

Scholarly Activity

Publications

Haddad, C., Symes, C., Waigand A., Ngwakongnwi, E., Fatah, S., Ahmadi Zare, N., Al –Amri, H.K.S.A., Cherian, A., Chandraratne, M., & Elpuz, M.L.  (2016). Understanding Student’ Academic Success: Motivators and Obstacles. In Engage: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Conference Proceedings. Doha: The University of Calgary in Qatar & College of the North Atlantic, p. 5.   

King, M.L., Nussbaumer, D., Davidson, C.J., Symes, C., Li, L., Shimoda, J., Wolsey, C., & deWeerd, R. (2014). Testing Tablet Computers in Nursing Education: A Comprehensive Evaluation Framework. GSTF Journal of Nursing and Health Care 1(2).  

King, M.L., Symes, C., Nussbaumer, D., Davison, C.J., Shimoda, J., Wolsey, C., & DeWeerd, R. (2014). Student voices: Reflections on iPad integration in Nursing Education. Engaging ideas & Innovative practices: UCQ teaching and Learning Conference Proceedings. Doha. The University of Calgary in Qatar.   

King, M.L., Symes, C., Nussbaumer, D., Davison, C.J., Shimoda, J., Wolsey, C., & DeWeerd, R. (2014). iPad Skills lab: 2nd generation Tech-OSCE to assess student’s proficiency with mobile technology. In: Engaging ideas & Innovative practices: UCQ teaching and Learning Conference Proceedings. Doha. The University of Calgary in Qatar.  

Symes, C. (2018). Nursing Diagnosis a Gallery Walk. University of Calgary in Qatar Center for Teaching and Learning newsletter, 1(1). The University of Calgary in Qatar.  

Symes, C. (2017). Development of an instructional video in a health assessment class to enhance student learning. Poster Presentation at the 2nd GCC Nursing Conference: The evolution of Technology and its Impact on Humane Nursing Care. Doha, Hamad Medical Corporation.  

Symes, C. (2013). Using Socrative as a teaching tool. In: Multiple pathways for learning: UCQ teaching and Learning: Conference Proceedings. Doha. The University of Calgary in Qatar.   

Symes, C., & Ballem, A. (2016). iMovie and Health Assessment: A Pilot Project. Poster Presentation at the 5th Texas A&M University at Qatar Research and Industry Showcase.  

Symes, C., Ballem, A., Omar, H., & Gauthier, K. (2016). Instructor experiences of using online quizzes. In Engage: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Conference Proceedings. Doha: The University of Calgary in Qatar & College of the North Atlantic, p. 16.   

Symes, C., Waigand, A., Haddad, C., Ngwakongnwi, E., Ahmadi Zare, N., Al-Amri, H.S.A., Chandraratne, M., Cherian, A., Baluya, M.L., & Fatah, S.  (2016). Balance and Passion: The Path to Acadmic Success in Higher Education: Conference Proceedings. Dublin, Ireland, p. 79-84, ISBN: 978-1-908320-72-8 

Symes, C., Waigand, A., Haddad, C., & Ngwakongnwi, E. (2016). Navigating the Academic Labyrinth: Nursing Students’ Perspectives.  In: the International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE) 8(3) ISSN 20426364 (Online)- IN PRESS  

Symes, C., Williams, J., Haddad, C., Carroll, S. and Nussbaumer, D. (2015). Navigating the Academic Labyrinth: Overcoming Learning Barriers in an Undergraduate Nursing Program in the Middle East. In: Health Sciences in Qatar: Teaching, Learning & Inter-Professionalism: Conference Proceedings. Doha: The University of Calgary in Qatar, p.11.  

Symes, C., & Wolsey, C. (2015). Challenges to implementing IPE with Nurses: A review of the literature. In The 1st Middle East Conference on Interprofessional Education: Conference Proceedings. Doha: Qatar University, p. 14.  

Wolsey, C., MacDonald, C., Symes, C., & White, D. (2016). Qatar Nursing Students’ perceptions of effective clinical instruction. In 2016 Canadian Nursing Education Conference: Expanding Horizons in Nursing Education Conference Proceedings. Ottawa: Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, p. 8.  

 

Conferences and Courses Attended (other than stated in publications) 

April 2019: Creativity is Contagious: Alberta College & Institutions Faculty Association (ACIFA) conference, Lake Louise, Canada.  

November 2018: World Innovation Summit for Health 2018, Doha, Qatar  

May 2017: International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress 2017, Barcelona, Spain 

January 2017: Data Science for Health and Health Care: A Canada-Qatar Collaboration Symposium, Doha, Qatar  

June 2016: Sigma Theta Tau International: Leadership in nursing Scholarship, Practice and Education: How to impact nursing as a caring professional globally, Utretch, Netherlands  

January 2016: Law and Medicine: Challenging the future, Doha, Qatar  

December 2015: The 1st Middle East Conference on Interprofessional Education “New Frontiers in Healthcare Education”, Doha, Qatar  

November 2015: World Congress on Nursing, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

November 2014: Curiosity Training Workshop: Appreciative Feedback at University of Calgary in Qatar                  

May 2014: Virtual world simulation for healthcare education at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar  

June 2013: Jean Watson Caring Science “Transforming Human Caring Science into Applicable Caring Health Practices”   

April 2013: Global Innovators: Leading and learning in technical and vocational education- Conference session moderator  

April 2013: Technology in Higher Education conference, Doha, Qatar  

April 2012: Basic diabetes self-management education for health care professionals- Qatar Diabetes Association  

May 2010: NIH Stoke scale training: National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Administration  

October 2009: Pandemic H1N1 ICU preparation course at Red Deer Regional Hospital  

June 2009: Pharmacology update for Nurses through executive links  

March 2009: Anti-Discrimination Response Training at the Central Alberta Diversity Association  

January 2009: Wound Care Conference by Red Deer College Nursing Department  

February 2007: Elder abuse workshop: Golden Circe senior resource centre, Red Deer, Alberta  

 

 

Funded Research

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF)  

Project Type: Pilot Project  

Title: “Using videos as a nursing math intervention”  

Timeline of award: May 2018- May 2019 

Amount awarded $ 22,700 USD 

Role: Principle Investigator 

Methodology: Exploratory mixed methods design  

 

University of Calgary Mental Health Strategy Grant  

Project Type: Pilot Project  

Title: “To Flourish: Building equity and reducing stigma through personal and visual narratives”  

Timeline of award: July 2018- July 2019 

Amount awarded: $ 5701 CND 

Role: Co-Investigator  

Methodology: This is not traditional research but a gallery exhibition of student ‘voice’ through visual art, spoken word and written stories.  

 

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant from University of Calgary 

Project Type: Pilot Project  

Title: “Qatar nursing students’ perceptions of effective clinical instructors” 

Timeline of award: May 2016- May 2017 

Amount awarded: $ 7480 CAD 

Role: Co-Investigator  

Methodology: Exploratory mixed methods design  

 

 

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) 

Project Type: Undergraduate Research Program Experience (UREP)  

Title: “The perceived obstacles and motivators to student success in a post-secondary EFL setting in Qatar” 

Timeline of award: Awarded November 2015- Jan 2017 

Amount awarded: $57,355 USD 

Role: Principle Investigator  

Methodology: Grounded Theory  

 

Scholarly Seed Grant from the University of Calgary in Qatar  

Project Type: Pilot Project  

Title: “Qatar nursing students’ perceptions of effective clinical instructors” 

Timeline of award: November 2015 

Amount awarded: $500 CAD 

Role: Co-Investigator  

Methodology: Exploratory mixed methods design  

 

 

Unfunded Research

Project: Supporting student learning through the use of lecture capture in a post diploma undergraduate nursing course 

Role: Principle Investigator  

Timeline: November 2017- June 2018 

Methodology: Mixed Method concurrent triangulation  

 

Project: I-movie and health assessment- a pilot project  

Role: Principle Investigator  

Timeline: January 2016- April 2016 

Methodology: Qualitative evaluation of teaching strategies  

 

Project: Western trained nurses transitioning to Qatar: Perceptions of their nursing role 

Role: Principle Investigator- masters thesis  

Timeline: June 2013- Dec 2015 

Methodology: Qualitative- interpretive description  

 

Project: Integration of tablet technology in a post-diploma nursing scholarship course  

Role: Co- Investigator 

Timeline: January- June 2014 

Methodology: Mixed method descriptive design  

 

Community Involvement

  • Alberta Gerontological Nurses Association Red Deer College liaison     2019- present
  • Red Deer College School of Health Sciences Wellness Committee member    2019- present

 

Professional Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau Honour Society of Nursing Member- Mu Sigma Chapter       2019- present   

College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA)          

Registered Nurse in good standing                                                                     2010- present 

Western-North-Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing   2019- present  

Canadian Nurses Association                                                                             2009- present 

 

Teaching Innovations 

  • Opening Minds through Art (OMA) dementia care facilitator with nursing students through Family and Community Support Services Lacombe  
  • Using lecture capture in the classroom to support student directed learning  
  • Using Tablets and other mobile devices in teaching materials in theory, laboratory, and clinical settings 
  • Online testing for summative and formative evaluation for students  
  • Creation of movies for learning based on curricular requirements and student learning needs  
  • Using Classroom response systems to facilitate learning in the classroom (Socrative, Kahoot)  
  • Integrating simulation activities into courses such as community health, pain management and introduction to nursing