Faculty/staff profile

Program Leader

Vara Hagreen




Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness

Practical Nursing (PN)

School of Health and Human Services

Vara Hagreen has worked in multiple roles in the health care field over the past 20 years; as an HCA, RN, Midwife, and Breastfeeding Counsellor. Vara holds a Bachelor of Nursing Degree, a BC Provincial Instructor’s Diploma and a Master of Science in Healthcare Simulation & Patient Safety from the National University of Ireland. She has been teaching in Camosun’s Continuing Care Department, primarily in the Practical Nursing Program, since 2009.

Vara’s clinical area of specialization is in all facets of human reproduction, with a focus on maternal-newborn care. Her teaching philosophy reflects a belief in the uniqueness of each learner and the requirement of a caring, stimulating, interactive environment in which to grow and learn.