Dr. Darlaine Jantzen

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Trinity Western University, Canada

Executive Council Member 2020-2023

I have been engaged in reading philosophy across my graduate education, although my interest in the intersection of theology and philosophy began long before my academic career. Specific areas of interest include philosophy of nursing & education and epistemological issues arising from nursing practice. My recent reading in relation to educating for moral nursing practice includes MacIntyre’s After Virtue and Johnson’s Moral Imagination. I have attended and presented at several IPONS conferences, and together with colleagues co-hosted the 2019 conference in Victoria (BC). I love engaging with scholars through IPONS and believe robust philosophical dialogue is essential for good nursing practice.

I have been an active member of IPONS since 2010.

Selected Publications

  • With L. Marcellus, D. Sawchuk, and C. Gordon, “Characteristics of the Collaborative Learning Unit practice education model for undergraduate nursing students: A scoping review protocol.” JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 17(0):1–9 (2019). Link
  • “Refining nursing practice through workplace learning: A grounded theory,” Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28(13/14): 2565–2576 (2019). Link
  • With L. Marcellus, S. Duncan, K. MacKinnon, J. Siemens, J. Brennan, and S. Kassam, “The Role of education in developing leadership in nurses and nurse leaders,” Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 31(4) December 2018 : 26-35 (2019). Link


  • PhD, 2012, Nursing, University of Alberta, Canada.
  • MA, 2024, Leadership & Adult Education, Royal Roads University, Canada.