Tanya Spence

Adjunct Clinical Associate


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Tanya Spence is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and holds an Adjunct Clinical appointment with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan and Master of Nursing degree from Athabasca University. Tanya has worked in pediatric critical care for 20 years and as a CNS for the last 8 years. She is a clinical lead for the Extracorporeal Life Support program and the Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team. Program development, curriculum development, education and simulation are Tanya’s passion. She has been involved in various research projects including CPR, simulation, and educational topics. Innovative ways to deliver high quality education and excellence in the delivery of care to critically ill children is Tanya’s ultimate focus.


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