Kara Sealock

Senior Instructor

Faculty of Nursing


University of Calgary, 2019


University of Calgary, 2012


University of Calgary, 2000

Contact information


Office: 403.210.9272


Professional Faculties Building : PF3236

Research and teaching

Research interests

  • Adult Learning
  • Critical thinking/Clinical judgment
  • Relational Inquiry
  • Empathy


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.


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