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

Associate Professor

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

Florence obtained her Registered Nursing (RN) and Midwifery in Malawi, Africa, and her Bachelor of Education (Nursing), Masters of Education (Research and Evaluation) from the University of Botswana, and Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing) from the University of Alberta in 2006.

Before relocating to Canada, she worked as a registered nurse/midwife in Malawi and as a nurse educator for 12 years in the Registered Nursing Program at the Institute of Health Sciences, in Gaborone, Botswana.

Recent publications (2010 – 2012):

  • Earle, V., Myrick, F., Luhanga, F. & Yonge, O. (2012). Preceptorship: Using an ethical lens to reflect on the unsafe student. Journal of Professional Nursing, 28(1), 27-33
  • Killam, L., Luhanga, F., & Bakker, D. (Sept, 2011). Characteristics of unsafe undergraduate nursing students in clinical practice: An integrated review. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Nursing Education
  • Luhanga, F., Billay, D., Grundy, Q., Myrick, F., & Yonge, O. (2010). The one-to-one relationship: is it a key to an effective preceptorship experience? A review of literature. International Journal of nursing education Scholarship, 7(1), Article 21.
  • Luhanga, F., Myrick, F., & Yonge, O. (2010). The preceptorship experience: An examination of ethical and accountability issues. Journal of Professional Nursing, 26, 264-271.
  • Killam, L., Montgomery, P., Luhanga, F., Carter, L., Adamic, P. (2010). Views on unsafe nursing students in clinical learning.  International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 7(1), Article 36.
  • 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.
  • Myrick, F., Yonge, O. Billay, D., & Luhanga, F. (2010). Preceptorship: Shaping the art of nursing through practical wisdom. Accepted for publication, Journal of Nursing Education.
  • Danyluck, P.J., Luhanga, F., Gwekwerere, Y., MacEwan, L., & Larocque, S. (2015). Failure to fail in final pre-service teaching practicum. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(3). Article 5, 1-17.

Articles in Press:

  • Yonge, O., Ferguson, L., Myrick, F., & Luhanga, F. (2012) Building Evidence for Preceptorship and Mentorship. Accepted for publication in Nursing Research and Practice.
  • Myrick, F., Luhanga, F., Billay, D., Foley, V., & Yonge, O. (2012). Putting the Evidence into Preceptor Preparation. Accepted for publication in Nursing Research and Practice.

Research and Grants obtained:

  • Luhanga, F. (2011) Strengthening evidence for best practice in clinical nursing education. $2000, University of Regina VP (Research) and $8000, Dean of Faculty of Nursing.
  • Luhanga, F. (PI), Larocque, S., MacEwan, L.,Yovita, G. & Danyluk, P. (2010) Challenges and consequences of failing a student in a professional education program. $5000.00, Laurentian University Research Fund.
  • Luhanga, F. (PI), Yonge, O., Myrick, F. & Koren, I. (2010) Field/Preceptorship Experiences: Preparation for Safe Professional Practice. $3000.00, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada SIG Grant $3000.00.
  • Luhanga, F. (PI), Yonge, O. & Myrick, F. (2009) Field/Preceptorship Experiences: Preparation for Safe Professional Practice.” Re submitted to SSHRC Standard Research Grant, Not funded due to lack of funds – Placed on alternate list.
  • Dickieson, P. (PI), Luhanga, F. & Mossey, S. (2009) Nurse Preceptor Preparation Initiative: An Outcome Study, $2,500, Laurentian University Research Fund. Still in progress.
  • Luhanga, F. (PI), Yonge, O., Myrick, F. & Koren, I. (2008) Field/Preceptorship Experiences: Preparation for Safe Professional Practice. Re submitted to SSHRC Standard Research Grant, Not funded due to lack of funds – Placed on alternate list. For re-submission to SSHRC in October, 2009.
  • Carter, L., Hudyma, S. (co-PI’s), Horrigan, J. & Luhanga, F. (2008) Investigating the Learning Needs of Telehealth Nurses in the Context of University- Level Education. Project completed.
  • Luhanga, F. (PI), Mossey, S. & Dickieson, P. (2007) Preceptor preparation: An Investment in the Future Generation of Nurses, $3000.00, Laurentian University Research Fund. Completed May 2009.

Community/Public service:

  • Member, College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Associate Member, College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA)
  • Member, Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association
  • Member, Daughters of Africa

Administration:

  • Faculty Representative, Social Work Faculty Council
  • Member, University Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Member, University Undergraduate Scholarship Committee