Maureen O’Connor


BA; BN; MScN; RN; Diploma in University-Teaching

Maureen started teaching in VIU's BSN program in August 2002, and has been teaching and working as a nurse for 25 years. She started as a medical-surgical nurse, then a rehabilitation nurse, then moved into teaching students at the University of New Brunswick, her Alma Mater. She has been teaching students in a variety of settings – in the classroom, in acute care practice settings, and in community practice placements. She has filled the roles of BSN Program Chair and Interim Associate Dean of Health Sciences and Human Services. Central to Maureen’s philosophy of living, nursing, and teaching is the importance of taking action to relieve the suffering of others.