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Florence Luhanga, RN, B.Ed, M.Ed, PhD

Associate Professor
Interim Associate Dean (Graduate Studies & Research)

Office: Research and Innovation Centre, Room 520
E-mail: florence.luhanga@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-8480
Fax: 306-337-8493

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing), University of Alberta, Canada.
Masters of Education (Research and Evaluation), University of Botswana
Bachelor of Education (Nursing), University of Botswana
Certificate in Nursing and Midwifery, Kamuzu College of Nursing, Malawi


Dr. Luhanga’s program of research has been primarily in the area of field teaching and unsafe student clinical behaviours. Current research relate to recruitment, retention, and success of ethnic minority students’ success in undergraduate professional education programs and Black faculty in academia. Additional research interests include curriculum development, women’s health, and HIV/AIDS.

Publications in Refereed Journals (2010-2021):

  • Matthews, E.J., Clune, C., Luhanga, F., & Loewen, R. (2021). The impact of cultural immersion international learning experiences on cultural competence of nursing students: A critical integrative review. Journal of Professional Nursing, 37(5), 875-884. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2021.07.002
  • Ogunade, A., Luhanga, F., Messer-Lepage, J., & Rashed Al-Mamun, R. (2021). Public perception of the cost of emergency medical services in Saskatchewan. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine. 18, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.33151/ajp.18.889
  • Luhanga, F.L., McCrystal, S., & Domm, E. (2020). Evaluating preceptor perception of role development and support initiatives in the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education, 6(3), Article 2, 1-18. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17483/2368-6669.1241
  • Arvidson, S.A., Desnomie, C., Davies S., & Luhanga, F. (2020). Exploring factors influencing the retention rates of Indigenous students in post-secondary education. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 10(11), 24-30. http://www.sciedu.ca/journal/index.php/jnep/article/view/17306
  • Luhanga, F. L., Puplampu, V.A., Arvidson, S., & Ogunade, A. (2020). Nursing students’ experience of bullying in clinical practice. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 10(3), 89-97. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v10n3p89
  • Yonge, O., Jackman, D., Luhanga, F., Myrick, F., Oosterbroek, T., & Foley, V. (2019, April). 'We have to drive everywhere': Rural nurses and their precepted students. Rural Remote Health, 19 (5347), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH5347
  • Carleton, R. N., Korol, S., Wagner, J., Horswill, S. C., Mantesso, J., Neary, J. P., Luhanga, F., McCarron, M., Hozempa, K., Harenberg, S., & Lyster, K. (2019). A prospective assessment of PTSD symptoms using analogue trauma training with nursing students. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 15(3), 181-191. https://doi.org/10.1037/cbs0000127
  • Yonge, O., Luhanga, F.L., Foley, V.C., Jackman, D., & Myrick F., & Oostenbroek, T. (2018). Challenges and opportunities in rural nursing preceptorship: What multimedia participant action reveals. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education, 4(1). Article 7. https://qane-afi.casn.ca/journal/vol4/iss1/7/
  • Luhanga, F. (2018). The traditional-faculty supervised teaching model: Nursing faculty and clinical instructors’ perspectives. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 8(6), 1-14. DOI:10.5430/xyz.v1n1p1 URL:https://doi.org/10.5430/xyz.v1n1p1
  • Luhanga, F. (2018). Learning in the traditional-faculty supervised teaching Model: PART 1-The nursing students’ perspective. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 8(3), 89-102. DOI:10.5430/jnep.v8n3p89. URL:https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v8n3p89
  • Salm, T., Johner, R., & Luhanga, F.L. (2016). Determining Student Competency in Field Placements: An Emerging Theoretical Model. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 7(1), Article 5, p.1-16. http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cjsotl_rcacea/vol7/iss1/5/
  • Danyluk,P.J., Luhanga, F., Gwekwerere, Y.N., MacEwan,L., & Larocque, S. (2015). Failure to Fail in a Final Pre-service Teaching Practica. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(3). Article 5, p. 1-14. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5206/cjsotl-rcacea.2015.3.5
  • Luhanga, F., Koren, I, Yonge, O., & Myrick, F. (2014). The role of faculty advisors in preceptorship: from a faculty advisor point of view. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(1), 85-94. DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v5n1p85
  • Luhanga, F., Koren, I, Yonge, O., & Myrick, F. (2014). Strategies for managing unsafe precepted nursing students: A nursing faculty perspective. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4(5), 116-125. DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v4n5p116
  • Luhanga, F.L., Larocque, S., MacEwan, L., Gwekwerere, Y.N., & Danyluk, P. (2014). Exploring the issue of failure to fail in professional programs: A multidisciplinary study. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 11(2), Article 3, p. 1-24. http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol11/iss2/3
  • Larocque, S., & Luhanga, F.L. (2013). Exploring the Issue of Failure to Fail in a Nursing Program. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 10(1), 1-8. doi: 10.1515/ijnes-2012-0037
  • Myrick, F., Luhanga, F., Billay, D., Foley, V., & Yonge, O. (2012). Putting evidence into preceptor preparation. Nursing Research Practice, 2012, Article ID 948593, p.1-, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/948593
  • Killam, L., Luhanga, F., & Bakker, D. (2011). Characteristics of unsafe undergraduate nursing students in clinical practice: An integrated review. Journal of Nursing Education, 50(8), 437- 446. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20110517-05
  • Luhanga, F., Dickieson, P., & Mossey, S. (2010). Preceptor Preparation: An Investment in the Future Generation of Nurses. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 7(1), Article 38. doi: 10.2202/1548-923X.1940

Funded Research Grants (2010-2021)

  • Luhanga, F. (PI), & Puplampu, V. (Co-Investigator). (2021, July). “Recruitment and retention of Black students in nursing programs in Saskatchewan. University of Regina Humanities Research Institute. ($5000). https://www.humanitiesresearch.org/profile-humanities-research-fellow-dr-florence-luhanga/
  • Arries, E.J. (PI), Luhanga, F., Chipanshi, M., Davies, S. (Co-Investigators) & Cosford, K. (Collaborator). (2020-2022). 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. $28,159
  • Puplampu, V., (PI), & Luhanga, F. (Co-Investigator). (2020, July) The Experience of Black Faculty Members in Academia. University of Regina President’s Research Seed Grant & SSHRF Explore Grant ($5,000).
  • Luhanga, F.L. (PI), Messer-Page, J., Williams, J., Rashed Al-Mamun, K.M. & Dunn, N. (Co-Investigators). (2019-2021). Public Perception of Paramedic Care in Saskatchewan. Mitacs Accelerated Grant Application. ($60,000).
  • Novotna, G., (PI) Gebhard, A.., Hogarth, K., Luhanga, F., McNeil, B., & Oba, F. (Co-Investigators). (2018-2020). “Experiences of racialized students in education, nursing and social work in university programs in Saskatchewan.” Insight Development Grants ($56,161).
  • Luhanga, F.L., (PI), McCrystal, S., Co-PI), Dixon, S., Domm, L., Manson, P., Harrison, K., & Christie, P. (Co-Investigators). (2016, September). “Evaluating preceptor perception of role development and support initiatives in Saskatchewan.” Proposal funded from the Office of the Provost, Saskatchewan Polytechnic. ($2000)
  • Luhanga, F.L., (PI), Arvidson, S., Puplampu, V., & MacAusland-Berg, I. (Co-Investigators). (2017-2018). “Nursing Students’ Experiences of Bullying During Clinical Practice.” The President’s Teaching and Learning Scholars Program. ($3970.40).
  • Arvidson, S., (PI) Davies, S., Luhanga, F., Cheyanne, D., (Co-Investigators) Piegan, K., & Quewezance, C. (Collaborators). (20 17-2019). An in-depth look at factors influencing the retention rates of indigenous students in the faculties of Social Work, Nursing, and Education at the University of Regina. The President’s Research Seed Grant. ($4,505)
  • Carleton, N., (PI), McCarron, M., Horswill, S., Wagner, J., Luhanga, F., & Mantesso, J. (Co-Investigators). (2016-2017). “A prospective assessment of PTSD symptoms using analouge trauma training with nursing students.” Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) Collaborative Innovation Development Grant. ($39,959).
  • Hubbard Murdoch, N., (C-Investigator) & Shand, S., Luhanga, F. L. et al. (Co-Investigators). (2016, June). “Use of video simulation to enhance utilization of current educational resources.” Clinical Learning and Interprofessional Practice Unit Grant. ($20,000).
  • Yonge, O., (PI), Myrick, F., Jackman, D., Foley, V., & Luhanga, F. (Co-Investigators). (2015). Challenges and opportunities in rural preceptorship: From digital images to digital narratives. The office of the Provost &Vice President (Academic), University of Alberta. ($20,000).
  • Matthews, E., (PI), Loewen, R., Clune, L., & Luhanga, F. (Co-Investigators). (2016-2017). Evaluating learning outcomes of international placements for nursing students. The President’s Teaching and Learning Scholars Program. ($4,128)
  • Arries, E. (PI), Johner, R., Urban, A., Wagner, J., Anonson, J., Luhanga, F., Donnelly, G. (Co-Investigators). (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 (SHRF) Collaborative Innovation Development Grant. ($36,512).
  • Luhanga, F. (PI), Salm, T., & Johner, R. (Co-investigators). (2013-2014). Exploring the issue of failure to fail incompetent students: A multi-disciplinary project. The President’s Teaching and Learning Scholars Grant Program ($2000).
  • Luhanga, F. (PI). (2011). Strengthening evidence for best practice in clinical nursing education. A four stage process of proposal, literature review, research and publications. VP (Research) and the Dean (Faculty of Nursing), University of Regina. ($10,000)
  • Luhanga, F., (PI), Larocque, S., MacEwan, L., Gwekwerere, Y., & Danyluk, P. (Co-Investigators). (2010). Challenges and consequences of failing a student in professional education program. Laurentian University Research Fund (LURF) ($5,000).
  • Luhanga, F., (PI), Yonge, O., Myrick, F., & Koren, I. (Co-Investigators). (2010). Field/Preceptorship experiences: Preparation for safe professional practice. Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) SIG Grant (for 4A’d SSHRC submissions), Laurentian University ($3000.00)