Ruth Swart

Senior Instructor

Faculty of Nursing


University of Calgary, 2015


Athabasca University, 2009


University of Calgary, 2003


University of Calgary, 1985

Contact information


Office: 403.220.8950


Professional Faculties Building : PF3260F


Research Interests

  • Critical thinking in Nursing Education
  • Inquiry-based teaching and learning
  • Creating supportive learning environments (including Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments)
  • Online Education
  • Developing the teaching and learning of educators and students


Ruth Swart is a Registered Nurse working in acute care-internal medicine with experience in diverse patient and health situations. She has taught nursing students in community and acute care practice areas, through simulation development and facilitation, through online formats, and in lecture classroom settings. Ruth completed her Master’s with focus on Leadership to facilitate her capability to support instructors and students. Her Educational Doctorate was in Educational Technology to support her development as a nursing instructor and to enhance appropriate adoption of learning technology. Her teaching focus is on developing student critical thinking to facilitate understanding and capability in the provision of safe, quality nursing care. Her scholarly interests include Constructivism and cultivating critical thinking capability in nursing education, online/blended learning, and facilitating instructor and student teaching and learning.


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