Research and teaching
- Adult Learning
- Critical thinking/Clinical judgment
- Relational Inquiry
Dr. Kara Sealock is a tenured, senior instructor who joined the Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary in 2010 and recently completed her EdD in 2019 with a focus in adult education. She has extensive experience teaching students from years 1 to 4 in both clinical and theory. Dr. Sealock is passionate about pathophysiology, assessment, and pharmacology content addressing populations across the lifespan, supporting students as they transition from student to practitioner, and student success on NCLEX-RN. She brings to the educator role strong clinical nursing experience in adult critical care (ICU/CCU), medical-surgical, gerontology, and clinical research (cardiovascular and endocrinology). She has presented at the local, provincial, and national level. Dr. Sealock is also one of the co-authors of Lilley’s Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice.
Dr. Sealock’s research interests include adult learning with specific attention to cognitive levels of learning in clinical and theoretical environments, student success on NCLEX-RN and faculty development, relational inquiry, and empathy.
- 2019 Faculty of Nursing, Pursuit of Excellence Award- Committee’s Choice
- 2018 50 Faces of UCalgary Nursing
- 2016 Students Union Teaching Excellence Award Recipient
- 2015, 2020 Students Union Teaching Excellence Award (nomination)