Ebin Arries-Kleyenstüber RN, PhD

Associate Professor

Office: Room 508
E-mail: ebin.arries@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4552
Fax: 306-337-8493

Dr. Ebin Arries-Kleyenstuber is a nurse educator, researcher, and ethicist with a background in critical care nursing. Ebin has served in many roles and committees. Currently, he is serving as a member of the University of Regina Research Ethics Board and as an Editorial Board member for Nursing Ethics.


PhD in Nursing
M.Phil (Ethics)
M.Cur (Critical Care Nursing)
B.Cur (Educationis et Administrationis)
Diploma in Nursing (General, Community, Psychiatry) and Midwifery

Program of Research

Dr. Arries-Kleyenstuber's research program is located at the intersection between Ethics, Professional Practice and Science in Nursing, focusing on examining the socio-cultural dimension of nurses' ethical and professional concerns in educational and healthcare settings. While holding a perspective on continuous ethics-quality improvement, the goal is to strengthen ethical practice and professionalism to positively impacting health. Ebin has sound experience conducting qualitative studies (Phenomenology, Q-methodology, exploratory, descriptive), concept analysis, integrative reviews, program evaluation, and quantitative research (descriptive, cross-sectional, correlational). He has supervised graduate students' research dissertations and theses and mentored undergraduate students and research team members. He delivered numerous plenary, oral, round tables presentations at presentation and in conference proceedings presented several local, national and international settings.

Research grants

  • Arries, E.J. (Principal Investigator). (2020-2022). Luhanga, F., Chipanshi, M., Davies, S. (Co-Investigators) & Cosford, K. (Collaborator). An Integrative Review on Ethical Challenges Related to Promising Emerging Digital Technologies: Best-practice Ethics Supports and Strategies to Prepare Nurses for Transition to a Digital Workplace. Knowledge Synthesis Grant. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/results-resultats/recipients-recipiendaires/2020/ksg_digital_economy-ssc_economie_numerique-eng.aspx $28,159
  • Anonson, J. (Principal Investigator), de Padua, A., Sardali, A., Mishak, B., Arries, E.J., Anderson, J. & Maposa, S. (Co-Investigators). (2018-2019). Addressing homelessness in Prince Albert and surrounding community: a multi-disciplinary, intersectoral approach. 3B Partnership Engage Grants. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). $25,000
  • Kostiuk, S. & Arries, E. (Co-Principal Investigator). (2016-2017). Profiling specific nurse-patient situations for effective communication in entry-level practice by Nursing students in Saskatchewan. 2016 SCBScN Collaborative Research Grant. Saskatchewan Polytechnic and University of Regina. Amount: $5,000.
  • Arries, E.J. (Principal Investigator). (2015-2017). Relationship between ethical ideology, professional values, commitment and resilience: Perspectives among undergraduate nursing students in Saskatchewan. Vice President-Research, New Faculty Start-Up Fund & Faculty of Nursing. University of Regina. $10,000.
  • Arries, E.J. (Principal Investigator), Johner, R, Urban, A., Wagner, J., Anonson, J., Luhanga, F. & Donnelly, G. (Co-Investigators), Arvidson, S., White, J., Gregory, d. & Pesut, B. (Collaborators). (2015-2016). Strengthening Inter-Professional Ethics Education Practices of Nursing and Social Work Professionals in Saskatchewan: Deepening Understandings of Ethical Issues and Early Indicators. Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. Collaborative Innovation Development Grant. $36,512.
  • Petrucka, P. (Principal Investigator), Bassendowski, S., Dietrich Leurer, M., Smadu, Arries E., M., Jeffrey, B., Martz, D., White, G., Elabor-Idemudia, P., de Boer, D., Danilkewich, A. (Co-Investigators). (2013-2016). Mama Kwanza (Mother First) Socio-economic and Health Initiative, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in partnership with Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, SaskTel, U of S and Coutts Courier. Amount: $3,6 million.
  • Anonson, J., Care, W.D., Racher, F.E. (Principal Investigators), Arries, E.J., Berry, L.E., Foster, C.M., Graham, R.J., & Person, BA (Co-Investigators). (2011-2014). Integrated Knowledge Translation Fosters Partnerships as Rural Postsecondary Students Collaborate to Improve the Health of their Campus Communities. Canadian Institute of Health Research Knowledge Translation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). $93,586.00.

Selected Publications in Refereed Journals:

  • Arries-Kleyenstüber, E.J. (2021). Moral Resilience in Nursing Education: Exploring Undergraduate Nursing Students Perceptions of Resilience in relation to Ethical Ideology. SAGE Open Nursing Journal, 7, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1177/23779608211017798
  • Arries, E.J. (2020). Professional values and ethical ideology: Perceptions of nursing students. Nursing Ethics, 27(3), 726-740. https://doi.org/10.1177/0969733019889396
  • Arries, E.J. (2015). Expert comment on case study on Ebola response (Peer comment on the paper "There was no good choice": An ethics case study from the Ebola response" by G. McKay]. Nursing Ethics, 22, 827-830. Doi: 10.1177/0969733015593858.
  • Racher, F.E., Hyndman, K., Anonson, J., Arries, E., & Foster, C. (2014). Taking the right action in the right way: A comparison of frameworks for assessing the health and quality of life of post-secondary student campus community. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 28(3), 228-251. Doi: 10.1891/1541-6577.28.3.228
  • Arries, E. (2014). Patient safety and ethics quality: Nursing ethics for ethics quality. Nursing Ethics, 21, 3-5. Doi: 10.1177/0969733013509042
  • Anonson, J., Walker, M. E., Arries, E., Maposa, S., Telford, T., & Berry, L. (2014). Qualities of exemplary nurse leaders: perspectives of frontline nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 22, 127-136. Doi: 10.1111/jonm.12092 [PubMed ID 23822100].
  • Arries, E. J., & Maposa, S. (2013). Cardiovascular risk factors among prisoners: An integrative review. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 9(1), 52-64. doi: 10.1097/JFN.0b013e31827a59ef
  • Arries, E. (2011). Editorial Board member, Ebin Arries, interviewed by Ann Gallagher. Nursing Ethics, 18, 134-137. Doi: 10.1177/0969733010387052
  • Beukes, S., Nolte, A. G. W. & Arries, E. (2010). Value-sensitive clinical accompaniment in Community Nursing Science. Health SA Gesondheid, 15(1), 1-7. Art. #485. DOI: 10.4102/hsag.v15i1.485
  • Arries, E. (2010). Leila Toiviainen interviewed by Ebin Arries. Nursing Ethics, 17, 527-528. Doi: 10.1177/0969733010366963
  • Arries, E. J. (2009). Is an African ethics possible? Nursing Ethics, 16(6), 281–282.
  • Arries, E. J. (2009). Interactional justice perceptions within student-staff nurse interactions. Nursing Ethics, 16(2), 147-160.
  • Arries, E. J., & Newman, O. (2008). Outpatients' experience of quality service delivery at a teaching hospital in Gauteng. Health SA Gesondheid, 13(1), 41–54
  • Verwey, M., Jooste, K., & Arries, E. (2008). Experiences of parents during the hospitalization of their child in a private pediatric unit. Curationis, 3(2), 30-42
  • Arries, E. (2006). Practice standards for quality clinical decision-making in nursing. Curationis, 29(1), 62–72
  • Arries, E. (2005). Virtue ethics: an approach to moral dilemmas in nursing. Curationis, 28(3), 64–72

Book Chapter (s) and Report(s)

  • Arries, E. J. (2018). Foundations of research in nursing for evidence-informed practice. In K. Jooste. (Ed.). The principles and practice of nursing and healthcare: Ethos and professional practice, management, staff development, and research (pp. 293-306). 2nd Edition. Pretoria: Van Schaik Publishers.
  • Arries, E.J. (2016). Canadian Association School of Nursing (CASN) Accreditation Educational Unit Self-study Report, Path B. The University of Regina, Faculty of Nursing.

Selected Conference Sessions and Presentation

  • Arries, E.J. (2019, July, 24-25). Is it Always Ethical to prolong life? [Panel presentation]. In: McCarthy, J. (Chair). The 20th International Nursing Ethics Conference and 5th International Care Ethics Conference. University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom.
  • Arries, E.J. (2016, September 14-15). Promoting Human Rights and Ethical Care in Practice in Care - Challenges and Opportunities. [Plenary Session: Panel presention]. 17th Nursing Ethics Conference and 2nd International Ethics in Care Conference, Robeirão Preto, Brazil.
  • Arries, E.J., Johner, R., Luhanga, F., Arvidson, S. & Anonson, J. (2016, September 14-15). Ethics and Human Rights in Post-Secondary Education: Students and Faculty Experiences of Ethical Issues in Nursing and Social Work Education. [Paper presentation]. 17th Nursing Ethics Conference and 2nd International Ethics in Care Conference. Robeirão Preto, Brazil.
  • Arries, E.J., Johner, R., Luhanga, F. & Arvidson, S. (2016, February 19). Ethical Issues in Nursing and Social Work Education: Preliminary Findings from a Q-methodological Study. [Paper presentation]. WNRCASN 2016 Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • Arries, E.J. (2015, July 18). Revisiting Complexity, Systems Philosophy and Ethics: Possibilities and Implications for Contemporary Ethical Practice and Care in Nursing. 16th Nursing Ethics Conference and 1st International ICE Observatory Ethics in Care, University of Surrey, Guildford UK.
  • Arries, E.J., Dixon, S. & Morrissey, M. (2015, April). 2016 Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) Accreditation (Part B): An overview. [Oral presentation]. In: Gregory d. & Dyck, N. SCBScN Undergraduate Nursing Council Meeting. Faculty of Nursing and Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon, SK. Canada
  • Arries, E.J. (2014, September 3). Moral Complexity and Resilience Engineering: Cultivating Moral Resilience and Ethics Quality. [Paper presentation]. 15th Nursing Ethics Conference, Bengaluru, India.
  • Anonson, J., Walker, M., & Arries, E. (2013, May 6). Participatory Action Research: A Strategy to Examine and Support the Health and Well Being of Post-Secondary Students. [Paper presentation]. 1st Annual International Conference on Health & Medical Sciences, Athens Institute for Education & Research, Athens, Greece.
  • Arries, E. J. (2012, October 4-6). Rethinking the Ethics of Quality Improvement and Knowledge Translation in Global Health Nursing: Possibilities and Contributions of an Ethic of Care. [Plenary keynote address]. 13th Nursing Ethics Conference in collaboration with Hacettepe University, Faculty of Health Sciences Nursing Department, Kuşadası, İzmir, Turkey.

Selected Professional Activities

  • 2015 to date: Member of the Research Ethics Board. University of Regina, SK, Canada.
  • 2012 to date: Editorial Board Member. Nursing Ethics. SAGE Publications
  • 2015-2016: CASN Coordinator. 2016 Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) Accreditation – Path B. University of Regina, Faculty of Nursing. Canada
  • 2015 to 2016. Case Studies Editor. Nursing Ethics. SAGE Publications
  • 2012 – 2014. Features Editor. Nursing Ethics. SAGE Publications