Karyn Taplay, RN, PhD

Associate Professor, Nursing

Office: EA 319
905 688 5550 x3786
ktaplay@brocku.ca

My clinical nursing experience focused primarily on obstetrics, labour and delivery, nursery, and postpartum. My teaching experience started as a preceptor for staff and students in the hospital. Then, I received my Masters from the University of Texas Pan-American where I taught in an undergraduate nursing program for 8 years. Upon my return to Canada I earned my PhD in Nursing and have been teaching at Brock University since 2007.

  • Qualitative methodology
  • The use of technology, specifically simulation as a teaching/learning strategy in nursing
  • Interprofessional education
  • International student nursing experiences
  • Registered Nurses of Ontario 1993-present
  • Canadian Nurses Association 1993-present
  • Texas Nurses Association 1993- 2010
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Pi Omicron Chapter 2000- 2010

Moore, J., Prentice, D., & Taplay, K. (2015). Collaboration: What does it really mean to oncology nurses? Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24, 2052-2054. doi: 10.1111/jocn.12859

Prentice, D., Engel, J., Taplay, K., & Stobbe, K. (2015). Interprofessional Collaboration: The experience of nursing and medical students’ interprofessional education. Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 2, 1-9. doi:10.1177/2333393614560566 • Taplay, K., Jack, S., Baxter, P., Eva, K., & Martin, L. (2015). The process of adopting and incorporating simulation into undergraduate nursing curricula: a grounded theory study. Journal of Professional Nursing, 3,26-36. doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2014.05.005

Taplay, K, Jack, S, Baxter, P, Eva, K., & Martin, L. (2014). “Negotiating, Navigating, & Networking” Three strategies used by nursing leaders to shape the adoption and incorporation of simulation into nursing curricula: A grounded theory study. ISRN-Nursing, Article ID 854785, doi: /10.1155/2014/854785

Taplay, K, Jack, S, Baxter, P, Eva, K., & Martin, L. (2014). Organizational culture shapes the adoption and incorporation of simulation into nursing curricula: A grounded theory study. Nursing Research and Practice, Article ID 19759. doi: 10.1155/2014/197591

Prentice, D., Engle, J., Taplay, K., & Stobbe, K. (2014). Nursing and medical students’ experiences of interprofessional education. Global Qualitative Nursing Research (In press)

Taplay, K., Moore, J., & Richardson, M. (2013). Hosting International Nursing Students through the Lens of Primary Health Care. Nursing and Health, 1(3), 61-64.

Taplay, K. & Horsley, E. (2014). Community Health Simulation design COUPN SIM-one provincial simulation repository.

Taplay, K. & Horsley, E. (2014). Normal labour and delivery simulation design. COUPN SIM-one provincial simulation repository.

Taplay, K., & Flores-Vela, A. (2012). Health Promotion in the Older Adult. In J.Mayville and C. Huerta (Eds.). Health Promotion in Nursing (3rd ed.). Albany, NY: Delmar.

Dowdall, S. D., & Taplay, K. (2001). Health Promotion in the Older Adult. In J. Mayville and C. Huerta (Eds.), Health Promotion in Nursing (pp.232-249). Albany New York: Delmar.

Dowdall, S. D., Flores-Vela, A., & Taplay, K. (2006). Health Promotion in the Older Adult. In J. Mayville & C. Huerta (Eds.), Health Promotion in Nursing (2nd ed).

Taplay, K, Jack, S, Baxter, P, Eva, K., & Martin, L. (2014). The process of adopting and incorporating simulation into undergraduate nursing curricula: a grounded theory study. Journal of Professional nursing, volume 0, issue 0, p1-1. (In press)

  • Nursing Practicum: Community Health Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing: International
  • Nursing Theory: Nursing Care of the Young Family
  • Nursing Practicum: Nursing Care of the Young
  • Trends and Issues
  • 2015 Awarded a partial tuition scholarship to attend Centre for Medical simulations interprofessional Simulation Instructor Program, Harvard
  • 2014 Awarded the International ATLAS.ti IIQM PhD Level Dissertation Award