Ruthie Anderson, BScN, RN, MScCH (IP)

Faculty/staff profile

Nurse Educator

Woman with smile

250-370-4252

andersonr@camosun.ca

Interurban

Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness

CHW 207-38

Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN)

School of Health and Human Services

I graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University in 2012 with a BScN. My teaching journey started in 2013 when I precepted my first student on a busy surgical ward in downtown Toronto. From that point, a fire was ignited, and I began teaching clinical practice courses as a sessional instructor at George Brown College with the Academic Pathway program for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs). From there, I continued to work as a clinical instructor for Humber College’s BSN program while maintaining a part-time clinical RN role on the General Surgery unit at the University Health Network in Toronto.

My family relocated to the island during the Summer of 2021, and I have been teaching with the Camosun College nursing department since then.  I teach across years and courses with a passion for the health and healing courses.

Teaching is a true privilege and passion for me. Facilitating learning and supporting students in the process of learning and unlearning continues to inspire me and propel me forward.

I truly believe transformational learning is something we must strive for in nursing curriculum both in the classroom and clinical setting. And to quote Bell Hooks, one of my greatest teachers and mentor scholars: “The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility.”