Angela Heino MSN, RN

School of Nursing

Douglas College

Angela Heino recently completed her MSN with Dr. Colleen Varcoe, her project is titled "Toward a better understanding of the chronic pain experiences of Indigenous women who experience violence: implications for nursing education, practice and research". Prior to that, she completed a BA in Psychology at SFU then went on to complete her BNSc at Queen's. She has worked in various health care settings as a RN across 3 Canadian provinces and also volunteered as a nurse with a NGO in Uganda on 3 separate occasions. She is interested in helping to develop more culturally safe, trauma-and-violence informed tools to assess pain and working on strengthening nursing curriculum around pain assessment and treatment with the goal of helping to improve the health care experiences and the overall well-being and quality of life of women who have experienced violence. She currently works full time as BSN faculty and as the interim learning strategy and quality control coordinator at Douglas College.

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