Dave Patterson


Faculty of Nursing


University of Calgary, 2019


University of Calgary, 2008

Diploma of Applied Arts, Business Administration

Saskatchewan Polytechnic, 1985

Diploma of Applied Arts, Data Processing

Saskatchewan Polytechnic, 1985

Contact information


Office: 403.210.6618


Professional Faculties : PF3244

Research and teaching

Research interests

  • Simulation
  • Patient safety
  • Recognition and response to a deteriorating patient
  • Interprofessional education
  • Team communication competencies
  • Paediatric nursing education
  • Empathy for the older adult population


Dave Patterson graduated from the University of Calgary with both a Bachelor of Nursing degree and a Master of Nursing degree. His MN was focused on nursing education utilizing interprofessional education simulations.

Dave has been an instructor with the University of Calgary's Faculty of Nursing since 2011 and is also an active Community Health Educator for Alberta Health Services' Calgary Zone Perinatal Education Program.  A previous Level II NICU Nurse, he works with parents and fathers transitioning to their new role. 

Dave is currently a member of the simulation faculty and has taught throughout Terms 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of the undergraduate nursing curriculum.


5-year CV