Learning for Practice. Learning for Change.
Renate Gibbs Instructor
RN, BScN, MA, DTN
After completing a RN Diploma at British Columbia Institute of Technology, followed by a BSN and a MA at the University of Victoria, Renate began teaching at Camosun College in 1990.
She has participated in all semesters of the Nursing Program at Camosun College and developed an interest in hermeneutic studies and evidence-based practice, particularly in areas such as neurosciences and pediatrics. She also participated in team functions such as Semester 5 Team Leader and as the Chair of Curriculum and Evaluation, International Field Schools, and Award Committees. Renate recently assisted and supported fund raising efforts to create a new student award, the Patty Foster Scholarship Award and continues to seek financial support for student nurses through Foundation activities.
In 2004 she participated in her first International Field School located in the Kingdom of Tonga and has maintained an interest to lead and develop student’s learning experiences in places such as Tonga, India and the Philippines. Her Diploma in Tropical Nursing was completed in 2008 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Renate plans to continue to take her nursing abroad, having recently participated in a Medical Team in Kenya and hopes to remain in various volunteer activities in order to enrich her nursing and teaching activities.