Ann Greene

Nursing Instructor


Ann joined VIU's BSN program as a sessional faculty member in 2008, and currently facilitates the clinical experience of students in the Mental Health practice setting. Her experience in mental health, substance use, aboriginal health, and community health spans primary, secondary, and tertiary healthcare settings in direct care, administration, leadership, and education. Ann established a private healthcare consulting business in 2006 providing consultation in program planning and project leadership in various health authorities in BC, Ontario, and the Yukon. Ann holds the CNA national certification in the specialty of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and has been an active member of the Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses in positions of president and communications officer since 1989. Most recently she co-chaired the revision of the Canadian Standards of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and co-authored the publication of this review process in the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing. Her area of research passion is standards of practice, and the nurse’s ability to meet standards of practice in competitive and changing care environments. Ann’s master’s research was focused on this topic and is titled: Nursing to Standards – A Matter of Balance, 1998.