Anita Carroll


RN, Malaspina College; BSN, University of Victoria; MSN, University of British Columbia

Anita has been a community and public health nurse since 1995, and she has worked in a variety of community agencies: Indigenous Health Centres - Stz’uminus (Chemainus), Quw’utsun (Cowichan), Halalt, Lyackson, Me’le’xelh Mustimuhw (Malahat) and Penelakut; Island Health Authority Public Health (Duncan, Ladysmith, and Nanaimo), and Options for Sexual Health (Ladysmith and Nanaimo). She has been teaching at Vancouver Island University since 2003. Anita’s focus in nursing education extends to both the classroom and practice settings. Relational Practice and Community Health Nursing are her areas of passion in teaching. Anita enjoys working with students in years 1, 3 & 4 in teaching the foundations of community health nursing and health promotion. Anita’s areas of practice and research include parent-child interactions, mother-child health, advocacy, community care and outreach, adolescent health, reproductive health. Anita is a Co-Founder of Nourish Cowichan, former member of Clements Centre Board of Directors and currently Co-Chair of Parents for Inclusive Education (PIE) a committee with the Cowichan Valley DPAC supporting the needs of diverse learners and their families.