Zahra Shajani

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Practice Education

Faculty of Nursing

Senior Instructor

Faculty of Nursing


University of Liverpool, 2013


University of Calgary, 2002

Contact information


Office: 403.220.3670


Professional Faculties Building : PF2238

Preferred method of communication

Administrative Assistant

Brenda Bode

Research and teaching

Research Interests

  • Maternal child health
  • Critical thinking and reflective thinking in nursing education
  • Developing the teaching and learning of educators and students


Zahra Shajani is a tenured, senior instructor at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary. She is currently the Undergraduate Associate Dean of Undergraduate Practice Education.  She has been at the faculty since 2006, starting as a sessional instructor in clinical practice. She has a broad range of experiences in family nursing, community health, maternal child health, and medical nursing. She has been a co-investigator on funded projects on nursing education, focused on the science of learning and the science of teaching. Shajani has presented at national and international conferences including Canadian Association School of Nursing and National League of Nursing.  She has co-authored a chapter in Canadian textbook of community nursing and family nursing book. Her research interests include faculty development, family nursing, maternal and child health, nursing practice simulation learning. Shajani serves in internal committees within the Faculty of Nursing as well as within the external Aga Khan Institutions.  


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