Dianne Tapp

Professor Emerita



University of Calgary, 1997


University of Calgary, 1993

BSN (Great Distinction)

University of Saskatchewan, 1985


Wascana (Regina), 1977

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Research Interests

  • Family nursing practice
  • Impact of chronic illness on family health
  • Hermeneutic inquiry
  • Qualitative research approaches


Dianne Tapp is a professor currently on administrative leave at the Faculty of Nursing. She served as Dean in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary from 2007 to 2018. Passionate about leadership in nursing education, she has consulted and presented on topics related to the nursing shortage, nursing workforce issues and trends in nursing education. She serves on numerous committees including the University of Calgary-Qatar Joint Oversight Board; Alberta Nursing Leaders Network and the Alberta Nursing Education Administrators. She teaches graduate level courses and supervises students with interest in family health and hermeneutic inquiry. Tapp is the recipient of the 2012 Canadian Nurses Association Order of Merit for Nursing Administration and the 2015 Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Administrative Excellence Award.


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